Archive for September, 2011

Division F – Table Topics & Humorous Contest

September 14, 2011

Come out to support our Table Topics & Humorous Speech Contest Winners Ron and Victoria as they enter the Division 52 & Area level contests!!!

Area Level Contest

Wednesday October 5th – Table Topics

Thursday October 6th – Humorous

Both contest are held @12 noon – 1pm
40 King Street W – Scotia Plaza – Mezz level, Laurentian Room

 

 Division Level Contest

Wednesday October 19th, 2011 @ 5:15-8pm
44 King Street W – Scotia Plaza Cafeteria 4th Floor
Admission: Free (no refreshments)

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Humorous Speech Contest

September 14, 2011

On Thursday, September 8th, our club held its third contest of 2011.  The Humorous Speech Contest allows speakers to improve their speaking skills by preparing a 5 to 7 minute humorous speech on any topic.  

This year’s contest chaired by Ross Lu, included four great contestants.  Victoria, Anton, Deborah, and Shar provided entertaining speeches and had the audience laughing out loud.  Victoria’s speech ‘A Risk Manager Takes a Canoe Trip’ was the hilarious story of her last family canoe trip and getting her city kids used to nature; it was a depiction of city versus wild life, death by canoe versus death by bear! Anton’s story ‘Life as I see it’ ,as seen through his camera lens, described his family trip to South Africa and surviving a large elephant.   Deborah’s ‘Feeling My age’ was a funny story of Deborah’s life when she was younger and how things have changed as she has gotten older, feeling her age.  Shar shared her adventures on the Red Rocket and described how despite the rush hour, she enjoys the big race to get a seat and do some yoga on the train.

Chief Judge Thomas Chan led the contest and was joined by five other secret judges.
We congratulate the winners of the 2011 Humorous Speech Contest:

First Place – Victoria Barclay
Second Place – Deborah Kuo

We congratulate all contestants and wish Victoria, who will be moving onto the Area level contest, the best of luck.  

Table Topics Contest

September 14, 2011

On Thursday, August 25th, our club held its second contest of 2011. The Table Topics Contest is designed to encourage development of impromptu speaking skills. Contestants are given the same topic and have up to 2 minutes to spontaneously speak without any prior preparation.

This year’s contest chaired by Deborah Kuo, included five great contestants. Thomas, Peter, Valerie, Ken, and Ronald shared their stories on the selected topic ‘Summertime’. Valerie took us back to her childhood memories of summer BBQs and quality time with her family. Ron’s humorous speech, started off with a tribute to the 80’s Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff song ‘Summertime’. Thomas talked about the benefits of others enjoying their summer vacation while he gets to take advantage of a more relaxed drive and lots of parking at work! Ken’s traveling adventures this summer to Vancouver and Alberta, left everyone wanting more vacation. Peter shared his busy summer activities which included weddings, birthdays, and more; he did manage to find some time to have fun with the road bike he bought this summer. All contestants were entertaining and did an amazing job.

External Chief Judge, our Area Governor, Melanie led the contest and was joined by four other secret judges.
We congratulate the winners of the 2011 Table Topics Contest:

First Place – Ron Tsang
Second Place – Peter Michaels
Third Place – Thomas Chan

We congratulate all contestants and wish Ron, who will be moving onto the Area level contest, the best of luck.