The ICE BREAKER is a Toastmaster's 1st speech. It is the one speech that every Toastmaster will always remember.


This page is dedicated to the The ICE BREAKERS of 2009.


 Imelda Esporlas-Jewer gave her first speech, the Ice Breaker, on Thursday, December 3/09.
Her talk was titled "Being Imelda" and described her upbringing in the Phillipines and her new move to Canada.
Imelda's daughter, Jaime, graduated from the Youth Leadership Program the previous evening.

Beverley Featherstone presented her Ice Breaker on Thursday, October 22/09.
Titled "The Wolf was always at the Door", she had us howling with her humour and wit. Yet, throughout her 1st speech, Beverley crafted a story of perseverance and courage that left a lasting impression.
An amazing performance!
 "'Trouble' is my Middle Name" was the title of Casey Johnson's ICE BREAKER on Thursday, May 14/09.
She spoke about her adventures in Mexico in 1988.
We had no trouble enjoying this great speech!
 Kate Cave formally introduced herself to Valley Town Toastmasters with her ICE BREAKER speech on Thursday, May 7, 2009.
Her speech was titled "31 years in 4 to 6 Minutes" and took us on an adventure from Vancouver to the Mackenzie pipeline to Dundas. Kate revealed that she became one of the legions of VW "bug" (original version) owners who realized that the car's heating never worked at anytime!
 Amy Hunter gave her ICE BREAKER on Thursday, April 30, 2009. 
Her speech was titled "The Good Life" and described her adventures in the Caribbean studying marine sciences and travelling through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Amy also discussed how, later," a name, a ring and golf" became interwined in her life. Well done, Amy!
 Karen Wood "broke the ice" with her first speech, "Transitions", on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
She talked about the important values of "generations without gaps" and described her family's experiences in Ontario, Arizona and Trinidad.
  Ador Estravillo did his Ice Breaker on Thursday, February 19, 2009, titled "A Trip to Last". Ador described his initial anxiety of his family's emigration to Canada 35 years ago. Currently, he is an engineering manager and is training to compete in a 25 kilometer marathon.


Valley Town Toastmasters

Dundas, Ontario