Area 16


Area 16 Director - Patricia Burness ACB, ALB


Area 16 is composed of six Toastmasters clubs. Five of these are community clubs, open to anyone, which attract members from a wide area. They are Orangeville Toastmasters to the west, Talk of Alliston to the north, Simcoe Shores Toastmasters in Keswick to the east, Speak for Success in Bradford, and Bolton Banter to the south. Our sixth club is TOC Talk, a corporate club whose members serve and work for the Town of Caledon.


Message from Area 16 Director

People join Toastmasters for a variety of reasons. Sometimes people recognize a need to develop confidence when speaking to a group, or to learn to formulate an appropriate response quickly when necessary. Others want to become more proficient at organizing events or coordinating and mobilizing the actions of teams of people. Some just love the laughter and the camaraderie! If it's in the area of communication or leadership, becoming a member of Toastmasters can help. Please come out to visit. See what meetings are like, and think about how you could benefit from the program.

Area 16 - Contacts

Area Director: Patricia Burness |
Club Name / TMI LinkWebsiteClub NumberStatusMeeting Time
Speak for Success York-Simcoewww.speakforsuccess.org3498Open2nd/4th Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
Orangevillewww.orangevilletoastmasters.com7248Open1st/3rd/5th Mondays; 7:00 pm
The Talk of Alliston589834.toastmastersclubs.org589834Open2nd/4th/5th Tuesdays; 7:00 pm
Simcoe Shoreswww.simcoeshores.ca704523Open1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays; 7:30 pm
Bolton Banterwww.boltonbanter.org847686Open1st/3rd/5th Thursdays; 7:00 pm
TOC Talktbd5151704CorporateWednesdays; 12:00 noon

Area 16 - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 6:00 registration, 6:15 briefings for judges and contestants, 6:30 contest starts

Location:  Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen Street South (Highway 50), Bolton, ON  L7E 1E3

Chair:  Lorraine Van Wagner, DTM
Chief Judge:  Patricia Burness, ACB, ALB

General Information:  What's it like to give a speech?  Come and watch.  Imagine the fun you could have!

Join us for refreshments between contests.

Room D - Upstairs to your right - Follow the signs. You may use the elevator beside the entrance to the library.

Table Topics Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Sandra Sharpe

2nd Place - Suzette Leeming

3rd Place - Ed Risi

Humorous Speech Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Doug White

2nd Place - Ed Risi

3rd Place - Sandra Sharpe

Area 16 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date:  Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Albion Bolton Community Centre, 150 Queen Street S. (Highway 50), Bolton, Ontario L7E 1E3

Chair:   Lorraine Van Wagner, DTM
Chief Judge:   Bart Burness, ACB, ALB

General Information:  Doors Open 6:30, Contestants' and Judges' Briefings 6:45

Excellent contest!  Thanks to everyone who participated, and made it such a success!

Evaluation Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Brian Parrott - Talk of Alliston

2nd Place - Annette Lavigne - Speak for Success, Bradford

3rd Place - Lisa Gillis - Orangeville Toastmasters

International Speech Contest Winners, 2016 - 2017

1st Place - Doug White - Speak for Success, Bradford

2nd Place - Sandra Sharpe - Talk of Alliston

3rd Place - Rita Beechey - Simcoe Shores, Keswick

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

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