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Back by Popular Demand! You’re Invited – Area 14 Fall Contest!

On Thursday, October 20th, Area 14 invites you to join them for their 2016 Fall Contest! What better way to spend a chilly Thursday evening than to support Newmarket-Aurora’s corporate clubs as they have you laughing out of your seats!

Where:  Newmarket Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP:

You are invited to Area 14 2016 Fall Speech Contest

Flyer for Area 14 Fall Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests





The Newmarket Toastmasters Humorous Speech Competition




This just in – Fall Contest Sweep!

A HUGE congratulations to our fellow Toastmaster Teena for placing 1st in both our Table Topics Competition and our Humorous Speech Competition! You have come a long way! Well done! We wish you continuing success in both your personal and Toastmasters journey!


Humorous Speech Competition- Thursday, Sep 24/15

Reminder: Division M Speech Contest this Saturday October 25th

Good afternoon TNT’ers!

I’ve been asked to provide a friendly reminder about the Division M Contest this coming Saturday, October 25th. Please pre-register on the Eventbrite page.

Division M has begun to use Eventbrite (for free) to pre-register so they can know the number of attendees  especially for food preparation.

Cost recovery of $8 will be at the door. TNTers – be sure to ask for a receipt and bring it to Teena the following week so that you may be reimbursed.

Both Teena and I have volunteered to assist on Saturday. Having attended Division level contests before, I can certainly say that it is quite the event with an array of wonderful and talented speakers. There will be refreshments available, and LOTS of coffee!


Please pre-register at the Eventbrite. (Just click the word Eventbrite to bring you
to the registration page.) 

Division M * Where Leaders Are Made

Breaking News…Tania Ferus Places Third in Humourous Speech Contest

Area 14 Humorous Speech and Table Topics 2014 Contest winners

Area 14 Humorous Speech and Table Topics 2014 Contest winners L-R: Annette Lavigne, ACB CL, Speak for Success; Tania Ferus, TNT; Lindsay Yaciuk, The Court of Blarney; Kim Chen, TROY; Doug Armstrong, DTM, Speak for Success; Leizyl Sobrinho, CC ALB, Northern Lights Toastmasters Advanced Club

This past Saturday (Oct. 11), Tania Ferus represented The Newmarket Toastmasters in the Toastmasters Area 14 Humorous Speech Contest. Congratulations to Tania from all the TNT members, you were amazing! The following is a testimony by Tania on her experience competing-

      This was my first time competing in the Humorous Speech Contest, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. Apparently I had “the look” before it began – not nervousness, extremely focused. Despite it being the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, there were a lot more people than I was accustomed to. However the atmosphere was warm and friendly with everyone supporting and encouraging each speaker. It also helped that there were familiar faces in the crowd – Deanna as contest Timer (thanks!), my husband, and several fellow Toastmasters from different clubs that have come to visit and/or mentor TNT in the past.

     When my name was called (I spoke second), I took the floor with as much enthusiasm and confidence I could muster. Slightly nervous, I looked at the crowd, smiled and began my speech – a humourous look at what I would do if I won the lottery. And in just over six minutes, it was over and I was returning to my seat. I felt good that I had done my best.

     I am honoured to have had the opportunity to compete and place third within a field of amazing and wickedly funny speakers. I wish Lindsay Yaciuk from The Court of Blarney and Kim Chen from TROY all the best as they represent Area 14 at the Division M Contest on October 25th from 9am to 12pm here at the Municipal Offices.

     It was a great experience and I’d encourage all TNTers to give it a try next time we have a club contest.

Congratulations Tania, your achievement is an example to us all.


Our very own Tania Ferus represents The Newmarket Toastmasters @ the Area 14 Humorous Speech Contest

Hi All,

You are encouraged to attend this Saturday’s  Area 14 Humorous Speech Contest. Our very own Tania Ferus will be representing The Newmarket Toastmasters!

Tania will be presenting her speech entitled “Tonights Winning numbers are…..”. What would you do if you won the lottery? Tania humourously explores her options in this speech.

Please see the attached flyer for details. The cost to attend is $8.00, please ask for a receipt and present to Teena for reimbursement.