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Remembering Susan Chew

Long-Time Member Became the Heart of Vancore There are times in life when we’re called to meet a moment with a few carefully chosen public words. This week was one of them. Beloved long-time Vancore Toastmasters member, Susan Chew — … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate Good Conversation Skills

Why is it important to cultivate conversations skills if you want to succeed in life? We need productive relationships to succeed professionally and have meaningful relationships for a happy, fulfilling life, and conversations are the foundation of all relationships. Conversations … Continue reading

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Wednesday Recap: Public Speaking is Infectious!

Funny thing about public speaking: it’s infectious! In Toastmasters, sometimes a theme comes up and everyone seems to “catch it,” like a cold. And next thing you know everyone’s talking about it one way or another. Case in point: this … Continue reading

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Wednesday Recap – First Ever Hybrid Meeting with OWL!

Live from the VanCore bat cave! Today we saw the future! Jonathan arranged our first HYBRID meeting, featuring space-age Owl technology. The camera detects individual speakers and hones in on them so tightly you can see their lips move. Or … Continue reading

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Wednesday Meeting Recap: Rocking Our Speaking Skills!

Vancore was founded by mining folks — hence the name! — and Jonathan Buchanan, former club president and current treasurer, gamely carries the industry’s gem-like flame. It takes a talent to make rocks interesting! At the September 1, 2021 meeting, … Continue reading

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Double News! Vancore Member Achieves Award | Vancore is a President’s Distinguished Club

We are super proud of Vancore member, Bobby Sekhon, for achieving his Advanced Communicator Bronze award! Advanced Communicator Bronze is part of Toastmasters legacy education program, the second stage of the Advanced Communications Track. To successfully complete the requirements, Bobby achieved: The Competent Communicator (CC) … Continue reading

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A Spooky Good VanCore Time

VanCore Toastmasters got into the spirit or shall I was was visited by Spirits this Wednesday. Costumes ranged from scary cute to dad joke witty – that was all you Jonathan. Deborah’s halloween themed speech got us on the edge … Continue reading

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Fun Times at Vancore Summer Social Party!

A wonderful evening spent at Joey’s Burrard on the patio with Vancore members sharing stories and making amazing new memories! We were so happy to gather together at our annual social and celebrate how far we each have come on … Continue reading

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Vancore Area Contest Winners Advances!

We were so proud to have a record of three Vancore Toastmasters members compete at the Area 70 International Speech and Evaluation Speech contests on April 10, 2018 They each won a spot to advance to the Division level contest. … Continue reading

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New Programs At Vancore

Everyone is pitching in to make our club truly shine. Congratulations Team Vancore! Take a minute to review our recently launched programs below developed to encourage greater attainment of our speaking and leadership goals, and to attract fantastic new like-minded … Continue reading

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