2017 Spring Contest Update
Ebony has been busy lately. On February 6, 2017 we hosted a Club contest for International and Evaluation speeches. Of our three eager Evaluation speech contestants, Assata McKenzie took top prize and moved forward to the Area contest. In Ebony’s International speech contest, Ruben Bastien narrowly edged out the two other competitors to take top prize.
Fast forward two weeks to February 27th when Ebony hosted the Area 72 contest at our regular location. District 60 Division H Director Jan Heinrichs and District 60 Division G Director Marlye Monfiston were both in attendance, as was Area 72 Director, Derek Simoes. Contest Chair Alison Knibb sparkled in her role and Ebony performed well overall. Both Assata and Ruben were given the nod to represent Area 72 in the Division H contest. We are so proud!
In addition, Ebony Toastmaster Mohamed Benhafed, after failing to best Ruben in Ebony’s International speech Club contest, competed in and won the Club contest for Intelliconnections and took the Area 16 contest. Mohamed moves on to the finals for District 60 Division B.
We encourage everyone to take the initiative and cheer on Ebony’s award-winning members at their respective contests this week:
Division H International Speech and Evaluation Contest
Thursday, March 16, 2017 (doors open @ 6:00 PM; contest begins @ 6:45 PM)
Canadian Tire Head Office, Conference Centre 2nd Floor, 2200 Yonge St., Toronto, M4S 2C6
Cost: $5 (includes pizza, drink, and dessert). Please RSVP.
Ebony participants: Ruben Bastien (International Speech); Assata McKenzie (Evaluation Speech)
Division B International Speech and Evaluation Contest
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (doors open @ 6:00 PM)
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Toronto, M2N 5W4
Cost: Free – Light refreshments will be served.
Contact Division B director Hilary Francis for more information.
Ebony participant: Mohamed Benhafed (International Speech) [note that Mohamed is representing his other Toastmaster Club at this event]
…and, to root on the competitors at Ebony member (and Division Director) Marlye Monfiston’s Division contest:
Division G International Speech and Evaluation Contest
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (doors open @ 6:00 PM)
APOTEX Building, 150 Ormont Drive, GIS Conference Room 1027, North York, M9L 1N6
Cost: Free – Bring a snack!
To see more information about Division 60 events, see the Division 60 calendar.