Friday, March 16, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our club contest for both the International Speech Contest as well as the Evaluation Contest. Everyone who participated and competed are winners in our eyes. 
It takes a lot of courage to publicly put yourself out there, especially for the first time.  
Here were the results

Evaluation Contest
  1. Ksenija Crnogorac
  2. Chris Crooks

International Speech Contest
  1. Yvonne Heerema
  2. Diane Devonshire
Thanks again to all the volunteers, especially Margaret who spearheaded this all as Contest Chair. 
We want to thank you to everyone who brought food, and Sherry who coordinated this portion of the night. (Noteworthy mention goes to the Brazilian buns made out of cassava flour that Henry made).

You are invited to come to the next level of competition which is the Area contest, the evening of Thursday, March 29 to cheer on Igniters representatives: Yvonne in the International Speech contest and Ksenija in the Evaluation contest.
Area E6 International Speech and Evaluation Contests
Thursday, March 29
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Thanks again everyone for a fun night and everyone that helped put the event on by participating.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Igniters Welcomes 2 New Members

Welcome to the club - Henry & Somayeh

Marion, past club President and co-VP of Education, stands with our banner and new members Henry and Somayeh as they were inducted into the Igniters Toastmaster club.

Club Contest Time!

Club Contest Time!

Igniters will be hosting a club level contest for the International and Evaluation Club Speech contest. This will take place Tuesday, March 13 at the special start time of 6:30 pm for refreshments and contestant and volunteer briefings.  The actual contest will begin at 7:00 pm.  Winners will proceed on to the E6 Area contest on Thursday, March 29.

You are very welcome to join us to hear some great speeches and cheer on the participants!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Voice Lesson with Iris Talbot

Voice Lesson with Iris Talbot

Igniters were treated to a special presentation by Iris Talbot on how to improve and develop our voice.
We were given many great tips on how to properly project our voice as well as use and develop its full register.
See the hand-out she left with each Igniter member for more voice tips.
Thank you Iris!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Igniting Celebrations during the Holiday Season

As a Toastmaster club our bonds as a group extend beyond our weekly meeting and the support we provide to each other there.
Igniters got together over the December holidays to connect and celebrate the season with each other in a fun and festive way.
Here are a few pictures from the event
Than you to Glen & Diane for hosting, for everyone attended and especially organizers who made it a special evening!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate-filled Meeting

Spirits were high during our last Igniters meeting as everyone in attendance was treated to several different kinds of scrumptious chocolate!
Thank you to the evening Toastmaster Malcolm, and to birthday girl Ksenjia, for both bringing in chocolate to share which definitely ignited the fun, community and creativity of our meeting.

Pictured here is guest Natalie holding our trophy given as award for winner of Table Topics as well as  Igniter member Nandini holding a special kind of trophy, a cacao pod! This dried cacao pod is where the cacao beans come from, which is what makes chocolate. As a chocolate-lover you can see how happy Nandini is!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Area Awards

Our Area Director, Ken visited our club in November to present some awards. 
Margret received her plaque for 1st place in the Area Humorous Speech Contest, Nandini received her plaque for 1st place in the Area Table Topics contest. The Club also received a certificate for 76% retention. 

Way to go Igniters!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Igniters at District Conference

Several members of the Igniters club had a fabulous time at the District Conference in Medicine Hat. 
They saw great Keynotes by World Champion of Public Speaking, Lance Miller as well as Monique Levesque-Pharoah who is International Director. 
They reported that the contests were excellent and the event was full of amazing people to meet.

I am sure we will be hearing about some of the gems and wisdom received over the next few meetings - looking forward to it!

In contest updates, at the conference Nandini gave a fabulous Table Topics Speech.

The Table Topics contest winners were:

3 - Jocelyn Hattie, High River Toastmasters 
2 - Anthony Sanni, MVP Advanced Toastmasters 
1 - Brad Smart, UR Toastmasters

Congratulations to all the competitors.