Chers amis et collègues,

Veuillez noter que le club est présentement en relâche d’été et que nous reprendrons nos activités régulières à partir du mardi 7 septembre.

Cela nous permet de profiter au maximum des belles activités qui ont lieu à Montréal durant l’été, telles que le Festival de Jazz de Montréal, l’International des Feux Loto-Québec, les Francofolies de Montréal, le Festival Juste pour rire, et tellement plus!

Pour en savoir plus, nous vous invitons à consulter le Guide d’évènements Festiv’été du site La Toile du Québec, ou le répertoire des festivals et événements à Montréal du site Bonjour Québec.

Au plaisir de vous voir en septembre!

Dear friends and members,

Please note that our club is currently in its yearly summer break.  This allows us to enjoy the wonderful things Montreal has to offer during the summer, such as the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, the Just for Laughs Festival, and many more!

For other suggestions of activities in Montreal this summer, we suggest Bonjour Québec’s comprehensive list of upcoming special events in the Montreal area.

Our club will be back to its regular Toastmasters meeting schedule starting on Tuesday September 7.

See you again in September!

We would like to strongly encourage our St-Lawrence Toastmasters member Pietro di Benedetto, who will be competing at the upcoming Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition that will be held on Thursday Aug. 12, 2010 at the Toastmasters International Convention in Palm Desert, California.

To make it this far, Pietro has won at the club level, the area-level, the division-level, and the district-level Toastmasters contests.

His next challenge will be the semifinal contest that will take place Thursday Aug. 12. That day, there will be nine contests, each with contestants from nine different districts (Pietro di Benedetto will be competing  in Contest 1), and the nine winners will advance to the final round, which will be held on Saturday Aug. 14, 2010.

The winner of the final round will become the 2010 World Champion of Public Speaking.  This is our Toastmasters equivalent of winning the gold medal at the Olympics!

Pietro, may you continue getting all the success you deserve!

Congratulations to our St-Lawrence Montreal Toastmasters club member Pietro Di Benedetto, who is featured in an article appearing in the latest issue of Panoram Italia Magazine.

In it, we learn more about what brought Pietro to Toastmasters, what public-speaking means to him and how this montreal native will be competing in the upcoming Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition in Palm Desert, California.

A truly inspiring journey for a truly inspiring Toastmasters member.

Click to see the latest issue of Panoram Italia Magazine.

Otherwise, you may click on the following image to see the article on Pietro.

Panoram Italia Magazine article on Pietro Di Benedetto