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Hybrid Meeting Reflections

Feb 1, 2022

Area M90 Speech Contests

Area M90 is in need of volunteers for their upcoming Area Speech Contests on Saturday, February 18th.
Feb 7, 2023

Area Director Visits Challenge

Jan 7, 2021

McDonald's Did Not Sponsor Us

McDonald's did not sponsor us, but have you ever try ordering a teriyaki burger or a scramble egg burger at McDonald's?
Jul 22, 2022

2021-2022 District Leadership Committee Report

Apr 3, 2022

The Summer of Toastmasters

For the last three months of summer, I've plunged myself into learning how to step out of my comfort zone and present a speech in front of an audience.
Sep 29, 2021

2021 - 2022 Distinguished Club Program Awards

Distinguished Clubs
Sep 4, 2022

2021 - 2022 Pathways Education Awards

Education Award — Distinguished Toastmaster
Sep 4, 2022

Why Contests - District 96 Toastmaster Tradition

Listen to D 96 Friends explain WHY they participate in the tradition of contests.
Jun 18, 2017
Toastmasters Month Proclamation 2023

It turns out Toastmasters Month is for everybody

For Toastmasters clubs in British Columbia and the Yukon, this is a month with special significance.
Feb 1, 2023
C&L Award

Nominations Communications and Leadership Award

Jan 22, 2023

2022 Awards Ceremony - Thank You

District 96 Awards Ceremony – In-Person and Remote Via Zoom
Jan 18, 2023
District Leadership Nominations

Call for District Leaders for Next Year 2023-24

Call for District Leaders for Next Year 2023-24 Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmaster to lead District 96 through July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Every year
Dec 14, 2022

We are excellent at our core

Fellow Toastmasters of D96! It’s amazing what has happened in the 2.5 years since I started as an officer for D96:
Oct 24, 2022

Toastmasters - On Steroids!

How often do you do a speech at your club?
Sep 1, 2022

Tillicum Toastmasters' 60th Year Anniversary!

The celebration was awe-inspiring and showcased to members and guests, the impact that joining Toastmasters brings into your life, not just in public speaking but that it develops leadership, commu
Jul 27, 2022

St. Paul’s Toastmasters’ Open House

An energetic vibe surrounded our meeting room as St. Paul’s Toastmasters Club gathered for an in-person at the St.
Jul 27, 2022

Growing with Contests

I am not good enough. I am too busy.
Feb 4, 2022

Youth Leadership Program on the Sunshine Coast

These Youth Leadership Program participants found their voices during COVID
Feb 28, 2022
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New Web Tool Helps Coordinate Contest Officials

Feb 1, 2022

Evaluate? Evaluate. Evaluate!

Originally published By Rodney Denno, DTM
Mar 5, 2017
Geoff Speaking

Gavel Club Experience

The Vancouver Gavel Clubs are Youth public speaking and leadership clubs organized by Toastmasters members. The Gavel Club members are Youth ages 12 to 17.
Dec 31, 2021

How do we hold a hybrid Open House that looks effortless?

Open House Season is upon us, District 96!
Nov 3, 2021
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Pathways Learning Experience

After extensive research and member surveys Toastmasters International has revitalized our education program.
Mar 20, 2018

Toastmasters Educational Program and the CPA Competency Map

Have you ever wondered how the skills you gain in Toastmasters can transfer to your career?  Are you an accountant pursuing a CPA designation?  Then you have come to the right article.
Dec 10, 2021
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Call for Nominations for 2022-2023

Want to be part of an amazing team of District 96 Leaders?  Our Region Advisors and Peer Groups are always in awe of District 96's commitment, collaboration and creativity.  Is there a time commitm
Nov 22, 2021
Your club receives credit for only one type of education award per member, per year.

Submitting Education Awards

Your club receives credit for only one type of education award per member, per year. This encourages all members to progress in the education program, not just a few.
Nov 27, 2021

Pathways Level 1 Updated October 2021

Pathways Level 1 has been updated as of October 27, 2021.   Any path purchased after the 27th will have the updates. Paths purchased before October 27th will retain the original projects. 
Oct 29, 2021
Welcome to the PQD Team!

Welcome to the PQD Team

Please help me welcome Cindy Shen to this year's PQD Team! As the event assistant, Cindy will be helping with several events in development for the district.
Oct 6, 2021

Across The Miles

In the past year, as virtually all clubs around the w
Aug 9, 2021
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D96 Hybrid Meeting Committee and Resources

The District 96 Hybrid Meetings Committee was created to help clubs become comfortable with hybrid meetings.
Aug 26, 2021

District 96 Club Bingo - What you need to know

To support ALL clubs in achieving excellence, we have designed a game of Bingo Card for this Toastmaster Year 2021-2022.
Aug 26, 2021
Smedley Ribbon

Summer Membership Drive - The SMEDLEY Award

Have five new members join your club over the summer months to earn the SMEDLEY Award from Toastmasters International.
Jul 17, 2020

July 2021 TLI Chat Transcript Highlights

So, you missed the TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) and are wondering what you missed...
Jul 29, 2021
D96 Calendar webpage

How to Submit a D96 Calendar Event

Jul 24, 2021

Message from District Director 2020-21

Fellow Toastmasters, 2020-2021 Will be remembered in the history of District 96 as the year we survived the pandemic.
May 31, 2021
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Call for District Leaders for Next Year 2021-22

Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmaster to lead District 96 through July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Every year on July 1st a new set of Toastmasters leaders ta
Jan 4, 2021
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Don't Settle for the Highlight Reel

“Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), rabbi, theologian & philosopher
Feb 21, 2021
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Practice Makes… Plasticity

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” — Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born theoretical physicist
Feb 14, 2021
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Professional Zeal Keeps Customers Buoyant

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher
Feb 7, 2021
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Reminders and Tips for the Chief Judge at the 2021 Contests

Important Reminders for Your Area and Division Speech Contests
Feb 6, 2021
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The Rugged Road on Perfection's Perimeter

“What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open.” — José Manuel Barroso (1956–), Portuguese politician & university teacher
Jan 31, 2021
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Momentum Maximizes a Speech’s Power

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” — William Barclay (1907–1978), Scottish author, professor & minister
Jan 24, 2021
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District 96 Incentives for 2020-21

The district would like to recognize and reward those clubs and members who realize the district mission to build new clubs and to help existing clubs achieve excellence.
Jul 26, 2020
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Speakers Bureau

Is your Toastmasters club looking for an experienced guest speaker who can talk about Public Speaking, Teamwork, Business Storytelling, or another topic?  
Nov 8, 2020

Boost Your Open House

When planning your next Open House have a look at these resources:
Oct 23, 2020

Toastmasters Recruitment Campaign: Communications Strategy

Does your club have a Communication Strategy? If not, here is an example of one to get your started. 
Oct 22, 2020

Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people under the age of 18 to develop their communication and leadership skills through pr
Oct 22, 2020

Awards Trophy & DTM Medal Pickup

Congratulations to all our Awards Recipients.  We are setting up a “Drive Thru Trophy & DTM Medal Pickup” on Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Staples Parking Lot
Oct 19, 2020
FreeToastHost Demo Website

FTH Tip: Add Member Profiles To Your Club Website

FreeToastHost is a club website and agenda management tool available to all Toastmasters club for free.
Oct 14, 2020

Still Relevant

The ability to communicate is just as important today as it was pre Covid. Skills in leadership and communication are highly valued in corporations and in our communities.
Oct 7, 2020

New Members Join - July 2020

Oct 6, 2020

New Members Join - August 2020

Oct 6, 2020

New Members Join Our Clubs - September 2020

Oct 6, 2020

VP Public Relations Meeting Recap - September 27, 2020

THANK YOU so much for caring so much about your club! Of all the years this is definitely the year that your club needs your leadership.
Oct 6, 2020

VP Membership Recap - September 13, 2020

THANK YOU so much for caring so much about your club! Of all the years this is definitely the year that your club needs your leadership.
Oct 6, 2020

Toastmasters: catalyst to a more confident you

When I joined Toastmasters I thought my only task was saying speeches.
Sep 28, 2020
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What does a great club promo video look and sound like?

Great storytelling sets a club apart from others and motivates members and attracts people to join.
Sep 27, 2020

Speaker/Trainer Bureau Project - Learning and helping to learn

Sharing is Learning - I am sure you would agree. 
Jul 10, 2020

September 26, 10 AM - Attend and Vote at the District Council Meeting.

Aug 26, 2020

Opportunity awaits you...

Are you looking to make a difference? Do you have Pathways Level 4 and Level 5 projects that you would like to complete?
May 30, 2020

“COT Best Practices – 5 Tips for Club Officers in August 2020”

It was Shirley Daley, International Director Candidate from Region 8 who reminded me in a Zoom call recently, “Just because
Jul 15, 2020

Listen to Understand - Speak to Inspire

2 simple rules for consistently delivering better speech evaluations Originally published by Ian Cunliffe, DTM 
Feb 12, 2017
Screen Shot of the Create Event Page.

How to submit an event.

District 96 covers a lot of territory and it's important to let our members know what is happening.
Dec 1, 2016

Inspirational Speakers Advanced - new Charter Club

It is always exciting when District 96 welcomes a new club in Toastmasters, and we are excited to introduce a new opportunity for members.
Aug 7, 2020

Dues are due! Learn tips and tricks to get your renewals in NOW!

Dues and Renewals Dues are due! Learn tips and tricks to get your renewals in well ahead of time.
Sep 6, 2019

District 96 District International Speech Contest Winner 2020 - Scott Hayward

When thinking about many of our long term, polished Speakers, and Inspirational Leaders, we can always think of Scott Hayward, member of the Blue Heron Toastmasters, and Top Story
Jul 22, 2020

District 21 - Stefano Cossalter - D21 International Speech Contest Champion 2020-2021

It is with great pleasure and sincere Congratulations, that we in District 96 salute one of our own Toastmasters, who also represents District 21 on his journey through this year's
Jul 22, 2020

Did That Just Happen?

Originally published by Ian Cunliffe, DTM Have you ever had the sort of weekend where your first thought upon waking up on Sunday morning was:
Feb 19, 2017

Congratulations 2019-2020 Club Sponsors

Shout out to these folks for making a difference in the lives of others by opening new clubs allowing more people to start their Toastmasters journey!
Jul 11, 2020
Training, Club Officers

Club Officer Training- Incoming term

One Day of Learning (TLI + COT) = One Year as a Successful Club Leader!
Apr 29, 2019

Club Growth Team - Demo Expert

Did you know that Gene has started 23 clubs, not just once but twice! 46 clubs!
Jul 11, 2020

Club Growth Team - Club Extention Chair

With a solid background in Human Resources, Training and Development and Project Leadership, who better to be following up with new club leads than Louisa Davis!
Jul 11, 2020

Club Coach Bonus

By being a club coach, you get an opportunity to support others in achieving their goals. You’ll help to create a healthier club and successful and engaged members.
Feb 23, 2018

Call for Nominations for 2019-2020

District 96 Toastmasters Members,   Build your future through leadership!   
Nov 12, 2018

Blue Heron Toastmasters - Congratulations on 10 Years of Toastmasters Success..

Whenever anyone has been to an event with the Blue Heron Toastmasters club, we always hear them yell out "We are the best Toastmasters Club in the World", and
Aug 7, 2020

Division and Area Council Meetings

 Division Council Meetings
Aug 27, 2020

Slack - Getting started 101

Slack is a tool for chatting with your fellow toastmasters, much like texting or using WhatsApp.
Jul 12, 2020

Friday Fun Night Speaker

Do you have a short message to share with our Toastmasters group at the Annual Conference this April?   Funny, informative, inspiring...
Nov 25, 2019

Communication and Leadership Award Nominations

Have you been thinking about a hero you would like to nominate for the District 96 Communication and Leadership Award for 2020?  Its not to late to make a submission...
Nov 25, 2019

Call for Education Sessions Proposals

The deadline for proposals is Friday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (PST).   Its not too late to submit your proposal for an education workshop at the District 96 Conference for 2020. 
Nov 25, 2019

Beyond Imagination Sponsorship Opportunities

District 96 Annual Conference is in just a few weeks!!!
Mar 10, 2019

Take Your Toastmaster Journey to the Next Level

Take your Toastmaster Journey to the next level:
Jul 21, 2020

Club Growth Team - Renewals Chair

This year’s Renewal Chair is non other than Tanya Horne! Here is a bit about this community driven leader:
Jul 21, 2020

Club Officer Training Opportunities

May 31, 2020
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Proxies! Due by August 18, 2020!

Attention Presidents &/or Secretaries! Your vote counts and even if you cannot attend the International Annual Business Meeting, your vote can be carried on anyway.
Jul 19, 2020

Need Club Promotion Ideas?

Sometimes we just need ideas and how to get started on a worthwhile project. If you’re like me, reading a quick list of ideas others have used can get the juices flowing and a plan comes together.
Jul 16, 2020

“COT Best Practices – 5 Tips for Trainers August 2020”

Being able to train well, to keep your trainee’s attention and engage them in the subject matter takes time.
Jul 15, 2020

Congratulations 2019-2020 Club Coaches

Please help me in congratulating the following 2019-2020 coaches who helped clubs achieve Distinguished status or higher in the Distinguished Club Program:
Jul 14, 2020

Club Growth Team - Youth Leadership Specialist

It takes a special person to be willing to help shape the lives of youth.
Jul 13, 2020

Club Growth Team - Mentor Support

I'm pleased to introduce Johanna Rzepa as Mentor Support!
Jul 12, 2020

Congratulations 2019-2020 Club Mentors

Remember when you went to a toastmaster meeting for the first time and everyone knew what was going on but you? Imagine a brand new club with new members all not knowing everything that happens.
Jul 11, 2020

Club Growth Team - Club Care Support

A wonderful addition to help support this year's Coaches is none other than Lydia Chao! A bit about Lydia:
Jul 6, 2020

Club Growth Team - Club Care Team Lead

I am delighted to be introducing this year's
Jul 5, 2020
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7/7 Officer Training Incentive Challenge

Have 7 out of 7 club officers trained BY JUNE 30 to receive a SET OF CLUB OFFICER PINS!
May 26, 2020

Shoot for the Moon, Plan B: Virtual Workshops

Now that Toastmasters International has announced that we cannot host any District events, the District 96 Annual Conference has been cancelled.
Apr 2, 2020

Important Message from District Director Louisa Davis, DTM

Club Meetings and Division Speech Contests (B, H & S) Due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Toastmasters International Board of Directors has made the
Mar 15, 2020

Toastmasters Coronavirus Update

Area/Division/District Meetings As committed to this week, we continue to monitor the situation with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic which has resulted in a major change effec
Mar 15, 2020
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What is your MoonShot

Our District Director, Louisa Davis, DTM, shares her vision as we welcome the new year. What is your Moonshot?  
Jul 13, 2019

Lean in and run for District leader in 2020-2021

Build your future through leadership!
Dec 5, 2019
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Education Sessions for District 96 2020 Conference are here!

After some hard decisions, the educations sessions are finalized. Still to come are the teasers and trailers... so keep watching this space
Feb 3, 2020

Find Your Voice - 2020

Jan 8, 2020

Shoot for the Moon from your hotel base camp...

The Executive Hotel in Richmond is offering our attendees a special hotel rate for April 16, 17 and 18th. 
Nov 4, 2019
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Moonshot is starting... 2020 Conference Planning

The Facilities team - Ray Miller, Adam Haesler and Sam Lintern were hard at work taking pictures of the conference hotel, planning audio and visual needs, thinking about tripping hazards, planning
Oct 1, 2019
Get your DTM in 2019

What are you missing to get your DTM?

Dear Toastmaster,
Sep 16, 2019
District 96 Trio at Annual District 96 Conference

District 96 wants YOU to become a conference volunteer!

Shoot for the Moon and take your moment to shine at the annual District 96 conference from April 17-19, 2020 in Richmond.
Sep 10, 2019

What does Distinguished mean?

Jun 4, 2019

June Open House Month

WHY? Lots of reasons
May 27, 2019

The smartest thing I have done as an Immigrant!

As a new Canadian immigrant, the smartest thing I did was to join Toastmasters.
May 3, 2019

Beat the Clock Club Membership Contest

Program Dates: May 1 – June 30 Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time.
Apr 18, 2019

Cloverleaf Toastmasters

Mar 8, 2019

Meetup Groups For Clubs To Use

The district has three meetup groups available for clubs to promote upcoming open houses and competitions. A great way to get your club in the presence of hundreds of people.
Mar 19, 2018

Its amazing what you can achieve

Nov 21, 2018

Incentives - Find out about 13-13-13

Nov 29, 2018

Ask a Pathways Expert!

We hope that most of your club members are enjoying the new Pathways education program by now. You may still have questions though and our team of District 96 experts is here to serve you!
Nov 12, 2018
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District 96 Conference 2019

Nov 4, 2018
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Summer & Fall Open House Challenge

Jul 23, 2018

The Results are in for the 7/7 Club Officers Challenge

Sep 16, 2018

You never know where it will take you.

Aug 9, 2018

Three Cheers for our Current Education System

That’s right our current syste
Aug 7, 2018

7/7 Club Officer Roles Challenge

The re
Jul 20, 2018
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Top 10 Things to Know About the District 96 Spring 2018 Conference!

The District 96 Spring 2018 Conference is coming up on Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13.
Mar 27, 2018

Countdown to March 20

...Celebrating our Pathways Guides and Launch Team! 
Feb 15, 2018

Our World Incentive

  Would you like to have fun and get a chance to win US$100 to use in the Toastmasters International store?
Mar 20, 2018

Make Your Votes Count - Assigning Proxies Matters

President and VPEd - Make sure you assign your votes to members who will be at the Spring Conference Business Meeting. 
Mar 20, 2018

Adopt-a-Club Incentive

Feb 23, 2018


When we find our voice, we rise up. An evening hosted by Toastmasters, for everyone.
Feb 16, 2018

New Club Leads

Feb 15, 2018

Call for Nominations for District Leaders for 2018-2019!

Hello District 96 Toastmasters Members,
Feb 4, 2018

Public Relations Awards 2016-2017

Winners will be announced at the Spring 2017 Conference May 13th, 2017 Awards will be gift certificates to the Toastmasters International Merchandise store, to buy merchandise, ribbo
Dec 23, 2016

BC Toastmaster Celebrates 50 Years

“I stood back, guided and filled in the gaps.”
Sep 18, 2017

Spring Conference 2017 Contest Results

This year's District 96 Spring Conference occurred on Saturday May 13th, 2017 @ BCIT Downtown Vancouver. 
Jun 20, 2017
Public Speaking Tips

Manage the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Pro Tips

You have the privilege to speak in front of an audience.
Mar 21, 2017
Devin and Dorothea ruling the stage.

Memories, And Emcee Tips

I always answer local phone numbers. One day in June that number was District 96 Fall Conference Chair, Linda Lee, and she asked me to co-emcee the district 96 fall conference.
Nov 3, 2016

A very warm welcome to you.

District 96, serving 1/2 of British Columbia, is part of the family of 100+ Toastmasters International Districts with over 15,400 clubs in the world.
Nov 4, 2016

Changing My Own Little Corner of the World

Originally published By Angela Louie, DTM
Feb 26, 2017
Youth holding up Toastmasters ribbons on celebrating

Start a Youth Leadership Program

As you may know Toastmasters International has an age limit for members of clubs.
Nov 11, 2016
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Welcome to D96's new website!

Your are viewing the new website for District 96.  It's a website for all of us, hopefully it will be the place to check regularly to see what is happening.
Feb 1, 2017
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How To Become A Great Public Speaker

Anyone can be an effective public speaker. Just ask Jim Kokocki. In 1981, he was a shy corporate IT guy who did little public speaking.
Oct 16, 2016