Ebony Toastmasters wins the top spots at the District contest
With a humorous speech titled “Me and My Shadow,” Assata McKenzie, a Fitness Instructor from North York, won the Toastmasters District 60 Humorous Speech Contest.
“The moment I heard my name felt unreal,” said the happy winner. Her speech was a crowd favourite, a personal tale about how a young star-crossed courtship led her to find her life’s calling as a Fitness Instructor. The audience roared as she exclaimed, “We were our own superheroes!” tearing open her shirt to reveal the Superman costume hidden underneath.
McKenzie, along with eight other final contestants, reached the District contest after competing at the club, area and division levels. Toastmasters District 60 represents over 5500 members in 218 clubs across the GTA. Contestants delivered five-to seven-minute speeches on wide-ranging topics and were judged on content, humour, organization and delivery.
Ebony’s stellar showing at the contest did not stop there. Sandra Thompson, walked away with second place in the Table Topics contest delivering an impromptu two-minute speech.
Ebony Toastmasters meets regularly each Monday at 6:45 pm at St. Matthew’s Bracondale House, 707 St. Clair Ave W at St. Clair & Christie in Toronto.