From north to south in Area 64,
Mt Forest is one of the highest elevation communities in southern Ontairo (western end of the Dundalk highlands) hence the community's motto "high, healthy, happy".
Listowel hosts the annual Perth Autumn Studio Tour to showcase artistry work from around the region, which will be virtual this year.
Stratford received awards for being the Prettiest City and an Intelligent Community (i.e. smart city) an added bonus for when over a half a million people travel to the famous Stratford Festival.
Message from Area 64 Director
Conducting digital meetings provides opportunities for every club, but to be honest, if I heard this before the pandemic, I wouldn’t have understood as I do now. Perhaps your club has been lucky to digitally host visitors from other continents, or perhaps you’ve seen familiar faces return to your club meetings that previously had barriers preventing them from attending (did you know it takes over 4 hours to bicycle to all three clubs in Area 64?).
Digital meetings are a chance to engage with fellow club members and guests in a new way, see the diversity of club cultures outside our home clubs, and incorporate new techniques into our club meetings, thus making our community stronger than before. I feel very fortunate to “see” my fellow positive, supportive Energetics Toastmasters members on a weekly basis, even if just online for now, something that may not have been possible a decade ago. Embracing these opportunities allow us to grow our online meeting skills and confidence, so that we can communicate that knowledge to our non-Toastmasters digital gatherings, whether that be with work, family, or other communities.
Although we may not be able to attend Statford Festival or Theatre 311 at present, we can stay high, healthy, and happy until we can once again meet face-to-face!