Category Archives: News

Congratulations to winners of Vancore 2018 Speech and Evaluation Contests!

What a delight to hear new and seasoned speakers deliver captivating speeches at the Vancore Toastmasters annual Speech and Evaluation contests on Wednesday, March 14th! So inspiring to see members step up and showcase how much they have evolved as speakers … Continue reading

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Pathways – New Education Program at Toastmasters!

Embark on a journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! Pathways is designed to help you build the skills you need to communicate and lead. It is comprised of 10 paths that teach more than … Continue reading

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Vancore Toastmasters Summer Social

Remember how as a kid you marvelled: Isn’t it lucky that there’s exactly the right amount of news in the world to fit in the newspaper? Now an adult you marvel: Isn’t it lucky that there are exactly the right … Continue reading

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Guts. Glory. Nick.

“Who here has seen the film Anchorman?” asked Nick from the podium. A few nods of ascent, one muttered affirmation of “Classic!” from Lorne. “So, for those who haven’t, Will Ferrell jumps in to a bear pit to sort out … Continue reading

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Meet Your Executive

As this week’s meeting wound up and another VanCore election was in the books, our fearless new leader Katherine (Kate) Hallanzy announced she was heading over to Murchie’s for tea and who would like to join her? “Looks like the … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss It: June 19 is VanCore Election Day

Folks, it’s time for the annual election of VanCore directors. Here’s your chance to put your stamp on the club’s leadership team. As per Toastmaster International rules, the past president – in our case, that’s Susan – drew up the … Continue reading

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Scare and Scare Alike

We all ask ourselves, as we are preparing our speeches: what’s my main objective? To entertain? To inform? To inspire? All are worthy, and a speech can push more than one button. But once a year at VanCore we aim … Continue reading

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House Beautiful

When you throw an “Open House” there are usually mixed feelings. A new phase of life is nigh! But a stream of strangers just questioned your taste in wallpaper, and now you have to get your carpet cleaned. Fortunately, there … Continue reading

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You’re Invited! Vancore Open House, Aug 29th at Coal Harbour Community Centre

Feel free to come alone, or with a friend.

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Higher, Faster, More Eloquent

Raise a glass to the Canadian Olympians! This week’s meeting of VanCore toastmasters began with a toast to the Olympic ethic: perseverance, courage, and extremely low body fat. That’s Toastmasters’ credo, too, of course. (Minus the body-fat part.) Cory, our … Continue reading

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