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You are a leader in your own life! As a leader you are continually faced with surprises that lead you willingly,or not so willingly, into adventure. Come and experience a weekend with a focus on honing your ability to treat your experiences as an adventure, and meet surprises with composure.

Spring Conference 2015

Gail and Frank Co Chairs

Thank you from the Conference Chairs

Have you ever had the good fortune to be a part of a team that plans together, pulls together and performs together? We have! Our fabulous team of volunteers did a remarkable job of preparing everything, ensuring every challenge was met, and ensuring that every wrinkle was swiftly smoothed out. Co-Chairing the Spring'15 Conference was indeed A Surprising Adventure. It was a big job, but a wonderful leadership opportunity, and a chance to make some great friends!

Frank and Gail Gustin
Spring 2015 Co-Conference Chairs

Spring Conference 2015 - A SURPRISING ADVENTURE!

A Surprising Adventure program for  Friday April 24 to Sunday April 26 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites

Friday | April 24th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)
Credentials: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm) 
Authors Corner: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Hospitality: (3:00 pm - 6:45 pm)

Time Event / Location
3:30pm Network Break - Coffee/Tea served
5:00pm Workshops #1 - see speakers and rooms >> 
5:45pm Comfort Break
  ** Wine reception (Outside Grand York A, upper level)
6:00pm First Timers and all Distinguished Toastmasters Meet & Greet (Thornhill, upper level)
6:30pm Comfort Break
  Line up for Banner Parade (Hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:00pm Opening Ceremonies (Grand York A, upper level)
  Parade of Banners (parade in from hallway beside Grand York B & C, upper level)
7:30pm DTM Recognition Dinner (Grand York A, upper level)
  DTM medal presentations (Grand York A, upper level)
9:00pm Dance - Let's Go Fly A Kite! (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Saturday | April 25th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Registration: (7:00 am - 2:15 pm & 5:30 pm  - 7:00 pm)
Credentials: (7:00 am - 7:50 am & 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm)
Hospitality: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm)
Early Bird Sign Up Fall Conference: (1:00 pm)

Authors Corner: (7:00 am - 1:00 pm & 4:15 pm - 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm - 9:30pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag  (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am District Keynote - Merri Macartney, DTM PDG  (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Get Out of Jail Free"

8:45am Comfort Break
9:00am Workshops #2 - see speakers and rooms >> 
9:55am Network Break -  Coffee, tea served 
10:15am Workshops #3 - see speakers and rooms >> 
11:10am Comfort Break 
11:30am Communication & Leadership (C&L) Luncheon  (Grand York A, upper)  
12:30pm M.M.A.D. award presentations (Member Making A Difference)
1:00pm Comfort Break
1:15pm Educational Workshop - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"Present with Impact and Persuade with Ease"

1:55pm Comfort Break 
2:10pm International Speech Contest  (Grand York A, upper level)
4:10pm 5 minute break - Coffee, tea served 
4:15pm Business Meeting (Grand York B & C, upper level)
6:30pm  **  Wine reception (Foyer near Grand York A, upper level)
7:15pm Governors Banquet (Grand York A, upper level)
  Swearing in of District Officers, Presentations, DG's Keynote
8:50pm Governors Ball (Grand York A, upper level)

 

Sunday | April 26th

Information & Help
located in the Foyer near Grand York A, upper level...
Hospitality: (7:00 am to 8:00 am)
Registration (8:00 am to 10:00 am) 
Early Bird Sign Up Fall '15 Conference (All day)

Authors Corner: (8:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Time Event / Location
7:00am Breakfast Buffet - Breakfast Brag (Grand York A, upper level)
8:00am Presentation - Revitalized Education Program - Justin O'Donnell DTM (Grand York A, upper level)
8:30am Education Workshop - Uri Galimidi (Grand York A, upper level) 
 

"The Neuroscience of Willpower"

9:30am Network Break - Coffee, tea served 
9:45am Evaluation Contest (Grand York A, upper level)
11:15am Comfort Break
11:35am Champion Luncheon (Grand York A, upper level)
12:45pm Douglas Barclay Award Presentation
1:25pm Keynote - Craig Valentine, MBA 1999 WCPS (Grand York A, upper level)
 

"The Surprising Secrets to Getting Remarkable Results in Leadership and Life"

 2:15pm Wrap - up

SheratonParkway

General Information

Hotel: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites
Address: 9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill,ON L4B 1B2 (North-east corner of Leslie St. & Hwy. 7 Rd. E.) Google Map

Special Toastmaster Conference Rates
Reservations: 800-668-0101

Even though our block of rooms have been released to the public, the Sheraton will still honour the special rate we have negotiated as long as you tell them, when you call, that you are a Toastmaster.

The room rates we have negotiated are:

Sheraton - $125 + taxes

Best Western – SOLD OUT

There are 2 options at the Sheraton:

  • King Single
  • Standard (two Queen or double beds)

Both hotels come with

  • Complimentary high speed internet in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary indoor and outdoor parking
  • 24 hour Fitness Facility Access
  • Sheraton rooms have a mini refrigerator
  • Best Western rooms have a microwave and fridge.

 

Reservation Information 

A credit card number is required to make a reservation. There is no deposit required at the time of booking. If you are unable to keep your reservation, 24 hours cancellation is required or you will be charged the full amount.

http://www.sheratonparkway.com

http://bestwesternparkway.com

Book Now! 

The District is able to offer you this exceptional event due to our partnership with the hotel. Booking your stay at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North helps us fulfill our contract with this beautiful facility. Note the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North customarily is sold out at this time of year.  

Special Offer

Don’t forget to take advantage of this special offer from the Sheraton!

Sheraton & Best Western Parkway Hotel would like to offer a special group rate at our wonderful Caesar Spa. Relax and indulge with 2 difference spa packages;Healing Mist’ or ‘Feeling Relaxed’ See flyer for pricing, contact & reservation information. Remember to pamper yourself while you stay at the Sheraton & Best Western Parkway Hotel.

pdfSee Flyer for further details

 

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

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