Congratulations Zehra Raza and Krista Rowan!

Congratulations Zehra Raza and Krista Rowan!

Winners At The 2021 Area 83 International Speech Contest

We’re thrilled for two Glen Abbey Toastmasters: Zehra Reza and Krista Rowan. They placed first and second in the Area 83 International Speech contest which was held online on February 26, 2021.

This means that they will both move up to compete with contestants from other areas in  the Division D contest on Feb 20th 2021. Congratulations to both of them from the GATM family!

About the International Speech Contest

International speeches should be original speeches of 5-7 minutes. They can be given on any subject, and can be serious, funny, or inspirational. The International Speech Contest is held at the Club, Area, Division, District, and International level, and as it goes all the way to the International level, it is the most important of all the Toastmaster contests, and where the World Champion of Public Speaking is decided! In order to be a contestant in this contest, a Toastmaster must have completed at least 6 speeches from the Competent Communicator or Pathways Program.

2019 Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest

On April 24th, the club organised the Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest. It was a great chance for participants to use creative ways to add some fun and exaggerations to their stories.  We had three contestants and one winner!

Participants:
– Krista Rowan
– Gordon Vuong
– Bahareh Tehrani

And the winner was: Krista Rowan

Krista will be competing against the best tall tale-tellers from Toastmasters clubs in the Oakville area. Congratulations Krista!

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2018 Humorous Speech Contest

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Glen Abbey will be hosting it’s Club Humorous Speech Contest on November 21st, 2018.

What is A Humorous Speech? 

Humorous Speeches are 5 to 7 minutes long.  They should be thematic in nature (having an opening, body, and close), contain original content, use clean humour, and not be a series of one liners. Vocal variety, gestures, and speech content all play a part in a successful humorous speech. They should be substantially original. Any quoted material must be identified during the presentation.

What is the Judging Criteria?

Content (55%) Delivery (30%) Language (15%)
Speech Development Voice Appropriateness
Effectiveness Manner Correctness
Speech Value    
Audience Response    

      

2019 International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2019

International Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest 2019 was held on January 16th, 2019 at Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club. The Winners of the first and second places will represent our Club at the Area 83  International Speech contest and Evaluation contests.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.

INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTEST

1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Yas Sakka
3rd Place: Sema Sajedinejad

2019 Intl Speech contest

EVALUATION CONTEST

1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Keith Rabey

2019 Int Eval contest

2019 Area 83 International Speech & Evaluation Contests

On Thursday February 7th, members of the Glen Abbey Toastmasters club competed in the Area 83 Evaluation and International Speech Contest. The competitors were selected from 4 Toastmasters clubs in the Oakville area: Horizon, Sheridan Bruins of Oakville, Own the Moment, and of course our very own Glen Abbey Toastmasters! 
 
Zehra Raza and Richard Kitney represented Glen Abbey in the Evaluation Contest. Yas Sakka and Zehra Raza represented us in the International Speech Contest. 
 
Zehra was selected as the winner of the Evaluation contest and was second place finalist in the Evaluation Contest. Zehra will go on to compete in the Evaluation Contest on March 19, 2019.
 
Congratulations to all the Area 83 Speech and Evaluation Contest Competitors and Winners!

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2018 International Speech & Evaluation Contests

Area 83 International Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest 2018 was held on February 21, 2018, and was hosted by our very own Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club. We are excited to announce that our members did very well in the contest. Congratulations Mikael Gatje who placed second in both the Evaluation and International contests, and Zehra Raza who placed third in the Evaluation contest. The Chair for the Evaluation was Sean Connor, who did a great job at running the contest and bringing energy to the evening.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.

INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTEST

1st Place: Esmy Jensen (Trafalgar Toastmasters)
2nd Place: Mikael Gatje (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)
3rd Place: Silke Lambert (Horizons Toastmasters)

Speaking Winners 2018

EVALUATION CONTEST

1st Place: Renata Noronha (Trafalgar Toastmasters)
2nd Place: Mikael Gatje (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)
3rd Place: Zehra Raza (Glen Abbey Toastmasters)

Evaluation Winners 2018

2017 – Area 83, Division D – Table Topics & Humorous Club Contest

We cheered for Glen Abbey Toastmasters Humorous and Table Topics Club Contest winners, Zehra Raza and Srini Kesavan, as they represented our club at the Area 83 contest. After an exciting round of speeches, we are proud to announce that Zehra Raza was a 1st Place Winner in the Area Table Topics Contest and will be moving on to the Division level on October 18, 2017.

Congratulations Zehra!

Congratulations 2017 Humorous & Table Topics Speech Winners & Participants

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Humorous Speech & Table Topics Speech Contests. 

Humorous Speech Contest Winners

First Place: Zehra Raza
Second Place: Srini Kesavan
Third Place: Keith Rabey

Table Topics Contest Winners

First Place: Srini Kesavan
Second Place: Frederique Herel
Third Place: Zehra Raza

Congratulations 2017 Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest Winners & Participants

Congratulations to the winners of the recent Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest – (left to right) Keith Rabey – 3rd place; Srini Kesavan – 1st place; Richard Kitney – 2nd place.


And To All Our Competitors – It Takes Courage To Compete! – (left to right) Keith Rabey, Richard Kitney, Zehra Raza, Srini Kesavan, & Chris Roode

Congratulations Tony Corrie & Srini Kesavan

Congratulations Tony and Srini. You made Glen Abbey Toastmasters very proud by taking first and second place in the Area 35 Speech Contests. Good luck at District finals!

2016 International Speech and Evaluation Contest

2016 Area 35 Contest Winners – Evaluation Contest: Reema Duggal (1st place) and
International Speech Contest: Tony Corrie (1st place)


2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest Winners
Srini Kesavan (3rd place), Tony Corrie (1st place), and Frederique Herel (2nd place)


2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest Winners
Sean Connor (2nd place) and Reema Duggal (1st place)


2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club International Speech Contest Participants
Srini Kesavan, Kevin Chisholm (Chair), Chris Roode, Tony Corrie, Jack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Frederique Herel, Mike Kozak, and Wendy Rintoul


2016 Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club Evaluation Contest Participants
Jack Jagernauth (Chief Judge), Nicole Wong (Chair), Sean Connor, Reema Duggal,
Danny Zhang, and Mike Kozak

2015 Table Topics And Humorous Speech Contest

Congratulations to the 2015 contest winners:

Table Topics Contest

  • Wendy Rintoul – 1st place
  • Roberto Fazio – 2nd place

Humorous Speech Contest

  • Ross Cree – 1st place
  • Tony Corrie – 2nd place
  • Srini Kesavan – 3rd place

Good luck to Wendy and Ross at the Area B-35 Contest on October 5th, 2015 hosted at Trafalgar Toastmasters.

2015 Mary Heary Tall Tales Competition

Five brave contestants battled it out at the annual Mary Heary Tall Tales Competition on Wednesday May 13, 2015. They regaled us with fantastic tales that had two things in common – ridiculous stories and lots of laughter.

Congratulations to our winner Tony Corrie who will be representing the Club at the Area contest on May 28. Thank you also to our wonderful co-Chairs Norkys Crespo and Roberto Fazio who did a great job of directing proceedings smoothly and with flair!