Great Debate 2010

 
 
 
Debates, such as the famous John Turner vs. Brian Mulroney televised debate of July 25, 1984, can provide exciting and decisive moments in Canadian history.
 
 
 
Toastmasters throughout the world utilize formal debates as a method to improve their reasoning, negotiating and presentation skills while, at the same time, providing educational and entertainment value to their audiences.
 
 
GREAT DEBATE 2010
 
 
April 26, 2010: Brant Toastmasters graciously hosted an annual rematch against Valley Town Toastmasters.
 
Both clubs prepared their teams, knowing that their opponents were going to be ready to present, refute and rebutt with vigor and zest.
 
 
RESOLVED:
 
that the Canadian government take the
 
penny out of circulation
 
 
 
 
AFFIRMATIVE:   BRANT TOASTMASTERS
 
NEGATIVE:        VALLEY TOWN TOASTMASTERS
 

 
Many thanks to Janice McDonald, DTM, of BRANT TOASTMASTERS and Jonathan Spiegel, DTM, of VALLEY TOWN TOASTMASTERS for the following pictoral description of the 2nd ANNUAL GREAT DEBATE between our two clubs!
 

 
 
 
 
Trina Hill of Brant Toastmasters is cross-examining Mark Mullins on his team's presentation on keeping the penny in circulation.




 
 
 
 

Tony Bratschitsch (standing left) of Valley Town Toastmasters is pictured interviewing Don Reynolds on his analysis of the penny's cost of production.







Gary Reid (left) of Valley Town was the Debate's Chief Judge and Ken Klunder of Brant was the Debate Moderator.











Valley Town's debaters Mark Mullins (left) and Tony Bratschitsch are shown here with Area 53 Governor Geneva Neale.















Trina Hill and Don Reynolds of Brant Toastmasters proudly display their certificates.


 
 
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Tony Bratschitsch,
May 1, 2010, 6:24 AM
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Tony Bratschitsch,
May 1, 2010, 6:24 AM
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Tony Bratschitsch,
May 1, 2010, 6:24 AM