We recently had two members join our St-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal.  John and Pier-Luc both started visiting our club roughly around the same time, and they each quickly came to see that Toastmasters could help them reach their goals.

As John mentions, “The main reason I joined Toastmasters is to  break down the wall of fear which presents itself whenever I have to speak in front of several people, to be more confident, and at ease.  I’ve been to 3 meetings and am enjoying the atmosphere, the talks, and my fellow toastmasters, they are all wonderful people. I am already looking forward to the next meeting!”

St-Lawrence Toastmasters Pier-Luc-John Brown

Martina (présidente du club) accueille nos nouveaux membres John et Pier-Luc.

Après avoir visité notre site web, Pier-Luc a trouvé que la culture de notre club Toastmasters semblait vraiment intéressante. « Savoir communiquer est une qualité essentielle dans tous les domaines et permet d’accroître notre capacité de leadership. À mon avis,  Toastmasters me permettra d’acquérir rapidement des compétences en matière de communication dans un environnement positif. Le club St-Lawrence est très accueillant dès notre première visite et son bilinguisme en fait un club de premier choix. Ses membres évoluent dans un esprit d’entraide et de partage des connaissances qui est très motivant! »


Voulez-vous en savoir plus sur Toastmasters?  Venez nous rendre visite.  Voici le programme Toastmasters pour la soirée du 5 novembre 2013.

Dear members and Toastmasters friends,

Can you believe that our club is already 65 years old?  As a matter of fact, the St. Lawrence Toastmasters Club is the oldest Toastmasters club east of Windsor, Ontario.  We like to playfully boast that since we are the oldest club, then naturally we are the most experienced club as well Smile

To celebrate our 65th anniversary, we will have a special evening on Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Restaurant L’Ambroisie.  Be sure to reserve early as we only have a 70-person maximum capacity!


Click for more information on the St. Lawrence Toastmasters 65th Anniversary Celebration.  You can also contact Jacques Lamontagne at (514) 426-9800.

We recently welcomed a new member to our Toastmasters club in Montreal.  Margaret discovered Toastmasters at the suggestion of her radio producer who mentioned it in one of their conversations. 

Martina (club president) welcomes our new Toastmasters member Margaret

Since Margaret wants to share and inspire her audience with modern and ancient techniques for living life to its fullest at any age, she feels that Toastmasters will provide her the necessary skills to be able to effectively communicate with ease and grace, and to present in a manner that will be simple to understand and easy to remember.

Cherchez-vous un club Toastmasters à Montréal?  Venez nous rendre visite

Nous sommes situés près du Marché Atwater, et nos réunions ont lieu chaque mardi soir.

Voici le programme pour la soirée Toastmasters du 29 octobre 2013.

Félicitations à notre membre (et présidente actuelle du club) Martina Kugler, qui a gagné le concours français d’évaluation Toastmasters au niveau de notre division F.  Voici le détail des résultats :

Concours d’évaluation en français :

  1. Martina Kugler (club St. Lawrence Toastmasters)
  2. Sophie Pascal (club Ville Marie)
  3. Anne-Marie Jelen (un club du West island)

Concours de discours humoristique :

  1. Louis-Simon Poulin (Le Club modérateur)
  2. Benoit Ménard (CN Collaborators)

English evaluation contest:

  1. Vinay Nawani (Ericsson Club)
  2. Mark Lin (Westmount Club)
  3. Todd Gatien (somewhere in the West island)

English humorous speech contest:

  1. Vinay Nawani (Ericsson Club)
  2. Ryan Kenick (Beaconsfield Club)


Êtes-vous intéressé(e) à en savoir plus sur Toastmasters?  Venez nous visiter.

Voici le programme pour la réunion de la soirée Toastmasters du 22 octobre 2013.

We would like to wish a warm welcome to our new Toastmasters member Andrew.


Martina (our club President) welcomes Andrew to St. Lawrence Toastmasters

Andrew visited our club a few times and finally decided to join us. As he mentions, “I joined Toastmasters because I felt that it was a conducive environment to improve public speaking skills. The atmosphere is friendly, the quality of the speakers are exceptional, and the feedback you receive is great as well. I found myself quickly gaining a lot of confidence and improving within a few weeks as a guest. I just knew this was the right place for me.”


Are you looking for a Toastmasters club in Montreal?  Feel free to come visit us.

Here it the agenda for the Toastmasters meeting of October 15, 2013.

Congratulations to our winners at the Toastmasters Area 53 Contests that were held on October 2, 2013 at the Donald Berman Maimonides Toastmasters Club.  Here are the rankings for our club members.

English Humorous Speech Contest:

  • John Fowler – 1st place

Concours d’évaluation en français :

  • Alex Chan – 1ère place
  • Martina Kugler – 2e place

English Evaluation Contest :

  • John Fowler – 1st place


The contestants will go on to compete at the Toastmasters Division F level.  The contest will take place on Friday, October 18, starting at 6 p.m. Stay tuned for the location…


Are you interested in finding out more about Toastmasters?  Please feel free to visit us.

Here is the St-Lawrence Toastmasters programme for October 8, 2013.