Entries by District Editor

Rootin’ Tootin’ Open House

March 8, 2017 Submitted by Beverley Steeves, VP Education Professional Edge Toastcrumbs  The morning was ambushed  by  twelve rootin tootin six shooters, a number of Calamity Jane’s and Jesse James’s.  Amongst the unsavoury gang,  there were clearly cattle rustlers, bank robbers, drinkers, gamblers and saddle bums.  The mob came from the either Tombstone or Early […]

Anniversary Celebrations

 Anniversary Celebrations in June Thunderbird  (Victoria) – 71st Kelowna  (Kelowna) – 59th Kalamalka  (Vernon) – 35th Speakers Corner  (Victoria) –31st Harbour City  (Nanaimo) – 28th Macdonald Detttwiler & Assoc  (Richmond) – 25th White Rock Evening Edition  (White Rock) – 24th The Rock Christian (Surrey) – 24th Rise and Shine  (Abbotsford) – 24th Surrey Civic Speechmeisters […]

When The Door Is Closed, Look For A Window

Submitted by Letty Louie, Area 52 Director The Kwantlen Toastmasters meet every Wednesday from 5:30-7:00 pm, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey campus. On March 1, 2017 the KPU Surrey campus was closed in preparation for the upcoming KPU Surrey Open House, making the Kwantlen Toastmasters’ usual meeting room unavailable. As a result, the Kwantlen Toastmasters […]

Be the Best You Can Be

Fellow Toastmaster, Contest season is in full swing. Are you a contestant? How about a judge? A big part of contest season is bringing people together. It is always a pleasure for me to meet Toastmasters from other clubs. We are all here for our own reasons  but we are all working the same program. […]

Speech Evaluation

Article based on interview by Val Adolph   Noel Bentley DTM, is known in his two clubs, White Rock Toastmasters and Professional Edge as a consummate speech evaluator. Here he shares some of his thoughts on that valuable Toastmaster skill – Speech Evaluation. FIRST Every single Toastmaster is more than capable of evaluating a speech. […]

The Captain’s Story

Readers & Debaters Toastmasters Hosts captain of fatal BC Ferry voyage By Alex Greer, VPPR On the evening of 16 March (one day shy of St. Patrick`s Day) Readers and Debaters Toastmasters held its first ever book-oriented meeting with a published author as the guest speaker. On deck was Colin Henthorne, the captain of the […]


Every once in a while, an email arrives that makes our work on this newsletter-  and the work of all Toastmaster leaders – all worthwhile. This short article from Hersh Kalles, President of Island Excellence Toastmasters,  is just such an inspiring email.  It features the ToastCrumbs from Island Excellence – it is incredible what they […]

The ACT of renaming COT

Submitted by Area 54 Director Leah Cheyne When I saw the email from our District’s Quality Program Director, John Sherber, requesting assistance with changing the name of Club Officer Training, the first thing that traipsed across my mind was, “Why the push to change the name of Club Officer Training now?” Ever since I became […]