District 21 was born in August 1946 at the Toastmasters International Convention in Seattle, Washington. At the time District 21 was five Toastmasters clubs in British Columbia. In the years since District 21 has built new clubs, more communicators and powerful leaders who have served at all levels of the organization and beyond.
District 21 grew to more than 300 clubs in all of British Columbia before officially splitting into two districts on July 1, 2014. Today District 21 encompasses all Toastmasters clubs on Vancouver Island, the lower mainland south of the Fraser River up into the interior.
The Role of the District
Districts provide direct support and resources to Toastmaster clubs. Some of the responsibilities of a district include:
- Running conferences
- Club Officer Training
- Run Speech Contests (up to 4 a year)
- Marketing support
- Coordinate new clubs
- Encourage Club Growth and Quality meetings