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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

Conference Highlights

Congratulations to Members Making A Difference Award (MMAD) Recipients

Toastmasters Sandi Emdin and Saqib Cheema are the Fall Conference MMAD recipients. The Madd award goes to members who volunteers their Toastmasters communication and leadership skills to better their communities and lives around them in a significant and notable way outside of their Toastmasters regular duties.

Read more about these three toastmasters on our blog at  Members Making A Difference Award M.M.A.D.

Congratulations to Julie Christiansen, Communication & Leadership Award Recipient

Communication Leadership Award D86

The Communication and Leadership Award is by the District to a non-Toastmaster in the community who is an outstanding communicator or leader - and who best exemplifies Toastmasters values. The recipient for the 2015 Fall Conference is Julie Christiansen, M.A.; R.P. - Author, Speaker, Coach

An internationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist, published author, adjunct professor of psychology. Julie Christiansen brings over 15 years’ experience in group and individual counseling, to your boardroom. Branded as “Oprah for the Office” and “The Anger Lady” by her clients, Julie educates and entertains audiences throughout Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. Julie has an energetic, humorous, and insightful style that is all her own.

The youngest of three children, Julie was born in Jamaica but immigrated with her family to Canada at the age of 6 to escape political unrest in her home country. Having grown up against the backdrop of familial aggression, poverty, and financial struggle, Julie is no stranger to hardship. Early in her life, she committed her future to finding and sharing real solutions to stress and anger.

After 15 years of working the front lines as a counselor, Julie successfully merged her previous career with her passion for helping people to create radical, positive, lasting change in their lives. Julie’s personal and corporate mission is to leverage people and organizations into open communication so they can live free of conflict, tension, anger, and fear.

Julie’s private sector background includes public relations, communication, and small business ownership/management. A guest expert in the media she has had numerous appearances on radio, television programs and print articles in Canada and the United States.

website: http://angersolution.com/

2015 Fall Conference Reach for The Stars on Friday NightReach for The Stars on Friday Night

The theme for the Friday Night Dance is Reach for the Stars. Dress as your favourite Movie Star, your favourite Character, or dress as your favourite Mentor. It will be a night of fun, music, dancing and surprises. Sign up now for the full conference or option 1, and join us on Friday Night.

Download the Reach for the Stars Flyer

2015 Conference Entertainment Chair
Patricia James, ACB, ALB

Nominations and Requests

Accepting Requests for Author’s Corner 

Our District 86 Fall’15 Conference, Marvelous Mentoring! will be here before we know it! We look forward to hearing your educational presentation and are certain that everyone will enjoy and learn from your workshop. We are excited to offer you and other Toastmasters the opportunity to sell your books, CDs and DVDs at the conference.

Deadline for Submission is October 15, 2015. Please remit all your information today!!

The guidelines for the District 86 Conference Author's Corner are:

  • You reap 100% of your profits
  • You are responsible for selling and supervising your own products. Your table in the Author’s Corner display will be available from Friday 2:00 pm until Sunday 2:00pm and you must be registered at all times your wares are available for sale. Any other person selling on your behalf must also be a Conference registrant in that time slot. You may want to bring a table cloth to cover your books , CD’s or DVD’s as we are not responsible for any losses.
  • If you wish to participate in this opportunity, we need the following information from you as soon as possible:
    1. The title of your book(s), CDs, DVDs
    2. The subject matter
    3. The dates you are registered for the conference (full or partial registration),
  • We will have 4’, 6’ and 8’ tables available for displays. Please let me know which size you will need; (we reserve the right to reduce the size depending on available space.) 

Please email Jale Fancey ACS, ALB, Authors' Corner Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your information or if you have any questions or concerns.


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