Invitation to Valentine’s Day + 800th Spectacularly Special Meeting

Hi everyone!

We are proud to invite you to come join us in celebrating a special occasion for the McGill Toastmaster’s club.

This meeting, our beloved club is hosting the 800th meeting!

It is no small feat to reach this level of consistency.

To show our appreciation to our members, we’d like to invite you to join us in a night of good food, table topics, speeches & evaluations.

This meeting also coincides with Valentine’s Day – be sure to dress in red 🙂

See you there!

Azfan Jaffeer

McGill Toastmasters International Speech & Table Topics Contest – Winter 2018

McGill’s International Speech Contest Winners

First Place: Cheryl Williams
Second Place: Heidi De Langhe

McGill’s Table Topics Contest Winners

First Place: Willem Lebegge
Second Place: Marna Murray
Third Place: Daniel Davies


Congratulations to all the 13 Table Topics Contestants,
4 International Speech Contestants,
Our Fabulous Contest Chair Vitaly,
Our Elegant Chief Judge Angela,
Our Dedicated Sergeant At Arms Johnny and all the role takers, members and guests who made this wonderful contest happen.

Cheryl & Willem will represent McGill Toastmasters at the Area 61 Contest on Monday, February 26 from 6:15 to 9 p.m. at John Molson School of Business (1450 Rue Guy, Montreal, H3H 0A1, 10th Floor, MB 10.121)
Entrance: $5  (includes refreshments)

Open to everyone!  Please come in numbers to support our winners.

McGill Toastmasters International Speech & Table Topics Contest

Please join us on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 for McGill Toastmasters International Speech and Table Topics Contest.

Our Contest will be hosted by Vitaly Terekhov 3-time District 61 Champion.
You don’t want to miss the Inspirational Speeches crafted by our experienced Toastmasters and Table Topics questions improvised by our talented members.

The winner in each category will advance to Area 61 International & Table Topics contest, on Monday Feb. 26, 6:30 pm. which will be hosted by Concordia Toastmasters.

Contest will begin at 5:30 PM! Food and beverages will be served!

Meeting # 798 Tuesday January 30th 2018

Theme of The Day: “Emotional Pain Versus Physical Pain”
Word of the day: “Ardent”
Best Speaker: Nadia
Best Evaluator: Azfan
Best Table Topics Speaker: Sabur
Best Table Topics Evaluator: Johnny
New McGill Inductees: Grace, Enayat, Shanna

Meeting # 797 Tuesday January 23rd 2018

Theme of The Day: “Total Abstinence Versus Moderation”
Word of the day: “Mitigate”
Best Speaker: Marna
Best Evaluator: Dave
Best Table Topics Speaker: Heidi & Sifa
Best Table Topics Evaluator: Aza
New McGill Inductees: Heidi & Rashad

New year’s celebrations

McGill Toastmasters is more than a speaking club, it’s a club where members build strong relationships.

Many of our members are immigrants who came by themselves and who left their families behind. On a special day like New Year 2018 it’s nice to welcome the new year in the company of friends.

Here are some photos of some McGill members welcoming the new year at Alain’s apartment.

Photo credits: Alain Guillot Photography

Movie night was fun

This week our club was closed, but that’s not an excuse not to get together. We decided to go to the movies. But first we went to eat. You can not concentrate on the movie if you are hungry.

We went to Carlos & Pepes, only 5 minutes away from the theater. We eat tacos, burritos and quesadillas as well as a few beers.

Finally we headed for the theater. We watched “The Greatest Showman. ” Yes, it was good. Fantastic acting and camera work.

I short, Toastmasters is like a big family… it was fun experience.

Photo credits Alain Guillot Photography