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Mentorship is about serving and making a difference. We all remember those who made a difference in our lives. As leaders we must pay forward this difference to others by being mentors ourselves. This is how we lead, serve and change the world. One person at a time. Surround yourself with like minded people. Accelerate your learning.

Fall Conference 2015 Highlights


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Humorous Speech Contest

1st place Gary Ford
2nd place Sherrie Sweeney
3rd place Mo Carter

Table Topics Speech Contest

1st place Richard Lewis
2nd place Lance Mercer
3rd place Joe Vanderkooi


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2014-2015 Of The Year Awards
Fall 2015 Conference DTM Recognition Dinner
District 86 Fall 2015 Humorous & Table Topics Contest

Awards Presented

Toastmaster Of The Year  Leizyl Sobrinho, ACB ALS 
Club Of The Year                                     Port Credit Toastmasters Club
President Of The Year Amanda Russon, CC ALB - Brampton Club
Area Governor Of The Year Kristina Johnston, DTM
Division Governor Of The Year           Cathy Herschell, DTM
Club Coach Of The Year Shawn Salokannel, ACS ALS , Lincoln Road Toastmasters
Publicist Of The Year Lorna Miller, ACB ALB
Education Leadership Riverspeak Club
Membership Leadership Brampton Club
Spirt of 86 Awards Tuulla Redditt, DTM
  Robert Laurin, CC ALB
  Shelli Donofrio Ubriaco, DTM
Legacy Award District 86

Keynote Speakers


How Toastmasters Makes Your Dreams Come True
  Gary Schmidt | Toastmasters International President 2009-2010

International Keynote Speaker 

Keynote Presentation  | Sunday Morning 8:35 am

Discover how your dreams will become your reality when you are a Toastmaster! Learn how Toastmasters will build your confidence, which in turn will help you achieve your dreams, which in turn improves your life and serves the world.

Gary Schmidt, DTM Biography 

Gary Schmidt is Director of Public and Government Affairs for Clackamas County, Oregon. He previously worked for Oregon’s U.S. Senators, Mark Hatfield and Gordon Smith. He has been a Toastmaster for 20 years and served as the International President of Toastmasters in 2009-2010.

Neil Dunsmore

The Memories The Mentors and The Morons
  Neil Dunsmore | CC

District 86 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speech | Saturday 8:00 am

We learn best by living! The best lessons in life are lived not listened to, not watched and not read, they are lived. The problem is as Soren Keirkegaard says “life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards!” Have you ever revisited what you learned and where you learned it? Neil Dunsmore CC recounts the lessons lived, the lessons learned and the laughs along the way, in his Keynote The Memories, The Mentors and The Morons!

Neil Dunsmore, CC Biography 

Neil is one of those people who consistently reminds us that we want to live large in the moment. He is present in his life in a way that lets others put down their concerns and be happy with NOW. It’s why I suspect that both Youth and Business Leaders seek out Neil’s messages, storytelling and humour.

In addition to being a Business owner an entrepreneur and a sales professional, Neil was also a Correctional Officer and Hostage/Crisis Negotiator for 10 years in a Maximum Security Detention Centre. His Anti-bullying messages were so well received that he began to get request backs from School Boards, Churches, Youth Groups and Businesses to reinforce his message on making good personal choices and the impact of bad decisions.

To quote Neil, “I learned from Toastmasters that you take the stage as a speaker for a moment but your message should move the audience for a lifetime. After speaking someone at a presentation or at a meeting, then a year later they remember, not my name, but my message! ...That's cool!”

Neil is a very active Toastmaster, who won the 2015 District 86 Evaluation Contest, the 2011 District 86 Humorous Speech Contest, competed in the District 86 International Contest 3 times.

Educational Speakers

Carolyn Hoxie DTM

The Magic of Mentoring LIVE!
  Carolyn Hoxie, DTM | Immediate Past District 86 Governor

Workshop Presenter 

Education Session | Sunday 8:00 am

This first-time-ever interactive 30-minute facilitated session will directly address the complexity of mentorship relations and personal challenges posed by Conference attendees, providing a demonstration of Mentoring LIVE! What is mentoring? What is the role of the mentor and mentee? Common challenges will be selected from those submitted by attendees during the conference - don't miss this opportunity to see the first-ever Mentoring LIVE!

Carolyn Hoxie, DTM Biography 

Carolyn Hoxie, as immediate past district 86 governor, is well known as a mentor to district leaders. What you didn’t know about Carolyn is that she has extensive background in delivering mentor training. Carolyn was a founding developer and trainer in implementing Niagara region first women’s mentoring program after successfully creating the Crossroads mentorship program for newcomers and entrepreneurial women. She has been a guest panelist in regional mentoring forums for both her business experience and in mentoring youth interested in non-traditional careers. Interestingly, Carolyn’s first experience with mentoring was as a Y employee, which is where our program got its start.


Rose A. Weinberg

Vibration of a Conversation
  Rose A. Weinberg | DTM

Workshop Presenter 

Plenary Workshop | Sunday 1:25 pm

Rose A. Weinberg, DTM Biography 

Rose A. Weinberg transformed her past of panic disorder and fear, into a spiritual journey of wellbeing and helping others with their own transformations. Over the past 16 years Rose created a unique approach for sustainable wellness and ensures her clients are educated with the tools and insights to feelgood well beyond their treatments.

In 2011 Rose founded and created Project BeamON, a worldwide not-for-profit-organization committed to donating Reiki-blankets to people with cancer in an effort to provide comfort, warmth and peace during their healing process. Rose A. Weinberg, DTM is a Registered Homeopath, Reiki Master and Educator, Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Educational Director, and a Fulfilled Wife and Mom!

Rose’s Toastmaster Achievements include; Chartered Member of Hilltop Toastmasters, Past Area 24 Governor 2014/2105, 2x Triple Crown 2014 and 2015, Founder and President of Feel Good Toastmasters, and July 2015 achieving DTM. Rose’s feelgood message is to live one day at a time, with purpose and peace of mind!


Conference Promotions

Register To Win!


Anyone who registers for the Fall Conference and completes CL Manual or receives a recognition for mentoring a club before the start of the Conference will receive a special Mentor pin. See More on Mentor Pin 

Post On Facebook To Win!


Any Fall Conference Pre-Registered member who also joins the Fall Conference Event on FB  and posts a picture from Toastmasters Conference with a hashtag #D86Fall2015 will be entered for a draw for a beautiful full colour Toastmasters Member Pin. (5 draws) See More on Member Pin