Festival Fun 2008


Valley Town Toastmasters proudly participated in the "It's Your Festival" celebration at Gage Park, Hamilton, on June 29 - July 1, 2008.

The festival committee was chaired by Joan McGaw, outgoing Division L Governor, and included many members from clubs throughout Hamilton, Burlington and Dundas.

Valley Town Toastmasters were represented by Gerri McManamy and Tony Bratschitsch.


Our "Speech Mobile" toured Dundas during the Cactus Festival, August 14, 2008.

Mark Mullins is seen above applying the prerequisite "President's Approval".

Parade participants from Valley Town Toastmasters were Gerri McManamy, Kenrick Chin, Mark Mullins and Tony Bratschitsch.

Jonathan Spiegel, District 86 Public Relations Officer and member of McMaster Toastmasters, was staged on the back of the truck with an amplified speaker system.

As we moved through the 2.3 kilometer route, Jonathan spoke to the curbside audiences about obtaining more confidence through communication and leadership.

Michael Klaptocz from McMaster Toastmasters was in the forefront helping with the District 86 banner.

Special thanks to Julie, Kenrick's spouse, for marching with us and for passing out Toastmaster cards to the crowd.

Thank you to Sheehan's Truck Centre of Burlington for the generous use of the brand new 2009 GMC C5500 truck.