2016 Humorous Speech & Table Topic Contest

November 3, 2016 by

Dear Toast of CIBC Members,

We are pleased to announced that we had successfully completed our Annual Fall Contests. We had Humorous Contest on September 20 and Table Topics Contest on September 29. We had 4 contestants in the Humorous Contest and all brought huge amount of laughter to us. We had 7 contestants in the Table Topics Contest and all were very inspiring. We had seen wonderful competitive spirit and top-notch speeches during the contest. We are also honored to announce the following results:

Table Topics Contest: 1st Place: Guru Singh; 2nd Place: David Cheung; 3rd Place: Sunday Asha






Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Place: Victoria Barclay; 2nd Place: Michael Krawczyk


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Club Evaluation Speech Contest – February 12, 2015

February 17, 2015 by

On Thursday, February 12th, our club held its first
contest of 2015. The Evaluation Contest is designed to highlight
one of the best features of Toastmasters:
giving useful feedback on another person’s speech.

This year we invited Mark Hanson from Toastmasters at TD
to be our target speaker. He gave a highly entertaining
speech: “Too Much Information Or Not Enough?”

image of 5 contestants in Evaluation Contest

Evaluation Contest participants

We congratulate the winners of the 2015 Evaluation Contest:
First Place – Michael Krawczyk
Second Place – Hondy Hung
Third Place – Shervin Firouzi

Michael will be going on to represent our club at the Area level.

We congratulate all contestants — everyone “stretched” a
little in learning how to compete, even better, at the contest level.

Update from District 60: New Toastmasters Leadership Opportunity – 411 Committee

January 10, 2014 by

Dear Toast of CIBC members:

Here is some great update from our district’s Lieutenant Governor Education and Training (LGET)

Beginning in 2014, our District will be forming a new Standing Committee under the Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training Office. The Committee, formally known as the “411 Committee”, will be a conduit for resources and information within our District. I am currently seeking interested Toastmasters from each Division within our District to be members on the Committee. If you have a passion for speech contests, club officer training, and policies/procedures, I encourage you to apply to this committee.

As a Standing Committee member, you will be required to commit for a minimum period of 12 months (1 year), with the option to remain on the Committee after your term. The approximate time commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week, however this may increase to 5-10 hours per week during the speech contest seasons.

Within the Committee your duties will include: Preparing educational and training resources; Providing training workshops at various levels; Serving as speech contest volunteer (i.e. Test speaker, judge, ballot counter, etc.); Assisting with District Succession Planning; and, Providing Club Officer Certification Training.

If you are interested in pursuing this leadership opportunity, please email 411@toastmasters60.com with the following information: Your Name, Toastmasters Designation, Club Name, Area and Division; Any previous positions held within Toastmasters; and, A small statement as to your interest in the Committee.

If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact me directly at lget@toastmasters60.com. Due to the large volume of emails, I will do my best to respond within a 48 hour time period.

Yours in Toastmasters,

Colin Williams, DTM, LGET

Congratulations to Toast of CIBC Club!

December 5, 2013 by

Toast of CIBC club members have made another accomplishments in 2013 recently. Let’s join ToastMaster contest audience to applause for our club winners:

  • Aseel El-Baba: 2nd Place Winner in the Division F Table Topics Contest 2013
  • Peter Michael: 3rd Place Winner at the Division F Evaluation Speech Contest 2013
  • Ron Tsang: 2nd Place Winner in the Area 52 International Speech Contest 2013
  • Hondy Hong: 3rd Place Winner in the Area 52 International Speech Contest 2013


Help with the kick off meetings on June 4th

May 22, 2013 by

Another potential club coming to Division F!
36 Toronto Street on Tuesday, June 4th
12-1pm and 1pm -2pm ( size of room small, interest expressed high!!!)

We need volunteers!!!
1speaker per session
1 TT master per session
1 evaluator per session
1 Gen. Eval per session

Please spread the word!
Let’s find dedicated, passionate Toastmasters willing to help with the kick off meetings!

If you could help out the kick-off meeting, please contact Division F Governor divisionF@toastmasters60.org.

You can make difference!

Div. F June 3rd workshop : ” From Speaker to Trainer”

May 16, 2013 by

Ever wondered what’s the difference between Speakers and Trainers?
You are a Speaker! Do you have what it takes to become a Trainer?

Find out now!
Come and join us at the Communication Series workshop “From Speaker to Trainer” led by our Division F Educational Ambassador Phil Tasci!

When : June 3; registration 5.15, start 5.30 sharp ( ends 7.30)
Where: Bank of Nova Scotia, 44 King W, 4th floor Cafeteria

Please RSVP now with title ” From Speaker to Trainer” at
Note : $5 cover applies, light refreshments provided.

Cheering for Division F Toastmaster Sally Yuen speaking on June 6th (5pm – 9:30pm) at the Fairmont Royal York hotel

May 14, 2013 by

Come in cheering for Division F toastmaster Sally Yuen speaking on June 6th (5pm – 9:30pm) at the Fairmont Royal York hotel at the event for project control professionals.

Delivering such speeches is a great opportunity for Toastmasters to practice our there, in the “real world”.

If you are interested in this event, the registration page is at http://www.intelconnectevents.com/site/registration/. The cost is $39.99 for professionals (and might be free for students as no cost was listed for student category).

“Ignite Your Brilliance” workshop, May 6, 5.15 pm

April 30, 2013 by

Are you living to your full potential?
Are you living the life of your dreams?
If you answered “no” to either of these questions then Ignite Your Brilliance workshop is perfect for you!
This fabulous, fun, and interactive workshop Phil Tasci, Division F Education Ambassador will help you illuminate the path to your full potential. You will get the tools to overcome the obstacles that are in your way so that your life will shine. By following the Ignite Your Brilliance formula, you will move towards the career of your dreams, you will feel a deeper connection to yourself and to the people in your life, and you will become the envied example of a life well lived.

Take the first step towards igniting your brilliance by registering today at divisionF@toastmasters60.org with your name using title “Ignite Your Brilliance” !

Monday, May 6
Registration 5.15 pm, event starts 5.30 pm sharp.
Bank of Nova Scotia 44 King W,
4th floor, Scooner Room

Note : $5 cover fee

Bookmark April 27, 10 to 12 am to learn about Professional Speaking

April 24, 2013 by

Are you interested in Professional Speaking?
If yes,bookmark your calendar : April 27, 10 to 12 am!

Come and listen to our District 60 Governor Ross Mackay giving a presentation on Toastmasters’ Accredited Speaker program and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
Sample the Keynote Speakers Advanced Club meeting and see how a Club Anniversary Celebration looks like!

Ice breaker marathon on April 18th, 2013

April 8, 2013 by

Right on, now you are going to break the ice….
Here are some tips and techniques for ice breakers.
Come join in the Ice breaker marathon on April 18th, 2013! Or cheer for our new members!