2017 / 2018 Contact  & Club information  

Area L-56

Area 56

Area 56 Director - Sara Wood-Gates, ACG, ALB, LDREXC

area 56 director

Unofficial Area Boundaries:

North:  Dundas Street, Burlington
South:  Lakeshore St., Burlington
East :  Burloak Drive, Burlington
West: Highway 6, Waterdown

About Area:

We are 6 clubs strong!

Burlington Advanced Toastmasters - meeting twice monthly, Mondays at 7:30pm, Fortino's Community Meeting Room, 2515 Appleby Line, https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/02490863-burlington-advanced

First Waterdown Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Grace Anglican Church, 157 Mill St., parking accessed from 182 Main St. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00009690-first-waterdown-club

City of Burlington Toastmasters - our newest club! Meeting on Wednesdays, three times a month, this is a corporate club for City of Burlington employees only.  Please contact the club via their website for more information or to visit as a guest. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/06502153-city-of-burlington-toastmasters

Skyway Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Cedar Springs Racquet Club, 960 Cumberland Ave., Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003301-skyway-toastmasters-club

Mansion Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Rotary Youth Centre, Pines Room, 960 Guelph Line, Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003322-mansion-toastmasters-club

First Burlington Toastmasters - meeting weekly, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Tansley Woods Community Centre, 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington. https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/00003074-first-burlington-toastmasters-club


Message from Area 56 Director

 I would like to offer a heart-felt "Thank-you" and "Congratulations" to each and everyone one of the Area 56 clubs, executive members, and members!  It was a wonderful year for Area 56.  Each and every club has outdone themselves this year working tirelessly for their membership, their DCP, and the Area. I could not be more proud and honoured to have worked with such a wonderful group of people over this past year!


Area 56 - Contacts

Area Director: Sara Wood-Gates, CC, ALB | area56director@toastmasters86.org
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
First Burlingtonwww.firstburlingtontoastmasters.org3074OpenThursdays; 7:30 pm
Skywaywww.burlingtonskywaytoastmasters.com/3301OpenWednesdays; 7:30 pm
Mansionwww.mansiontoastmasters.com3322OpenWednesdays; 7:30 pm
First Waterdownwww.waterdowntoastmasters.com9690OpenTuesdays; 7:30 pm
Burlington Advancedtba2490863Advanced2nd/4th Mondays; 7:30 pm

Area 56 - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date: October 10th, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Grace Anglican Church, Waterdown
Contest Chair: Guy Tripp (Tabletopics), Arash Jenab (Humourous)
Chief Judge: Bill Brodie

General Information:

Register at: Just show up for a great night of speeches!

Humorous Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st: Kwesi Millington - Burlington Advanced Toastmasters

Table Topics Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st: John Constant - First Burlington Toastmasters
2nd: Neil Brodie - Skyway Toastmasters
3rd: Mike McNeil - First Waterdown

Humorous Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Paula Hundertajlo

Table Topics Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Bill Brodie

Area 56 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: February 28th, 2018
Time: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Location: Skyway Toastmasters, Cedar Springs Racquet Club, 960 Cumberland Ave.
Contest Chair: Evaluation Contest Chair: Richard Dowsett; International Contest Chair: Bill Brodie
Chief Judge:

General Information: This will be an amazing night of speeches and evaluations from all 6 of Area 56's amazing clubs.  We would love to see you there.

Register at: No need to register!  Come support Area 56.  Plan to arrive no later than 6:50pm

International Speech Winners, 2017-2018


Evaluation Speech Winners, 2017-2018


International Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Christopher Ng (Mansion Toastmasters)

Evaluation Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Shelley Orchin (Mansion Toastmasters)

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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