Public speaking contest this weekend at Royal Roads University

Toastmasters group hosting competition, public invited

Do your knees start knocking uncontrollably at even the thought of being in front of a group of people at a podium or lectern to deliver words of wisdom?

Tomorrow (April 18), Toastmasters Division A will be holding a contest for a group of five speakers and five evaluators who have overcome that fear of public speaking, and the public is welcome to attend. These speakers have won first place at their individual Toastmasters clubs and won again at each of their area contests. Now they will be competing at the division level of the Toastmasters International Speech contest, hoping to move forward to the international stage.

This event is open to the public and will be held at Royal Roads University in the Grant Building – Quarterdeck from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with entry by donation.

The winner of both the speech contest and the evaluation contest will go forward to the district level competition being held during the Toastmasters District 21 Spring Conference at the Harbour Towers Hotel in Victoria on May 9.