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Bonnie Mak

About Bonnie Mak

President, Beyond Words. All-round groovy girl ... just a tad impetuous, more than a little zany! I joined Toastmasters in February 2013 and it's been quite the exciting ride ...

Meeting #021 – March 25, 2017

RICK CHANDLER, District 61 champion and Beyond Words member extraordinaire, is in the house! Great to have him back from Kansas, especially as Toastmaster. An exciting day of speeches … Bonnie Mak – CC5, Humerus not Humorous And when a … Continue reading

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Meeting #020 – March 12, 2017

I can say without a doubt, but quite happily, that you never know what to expect at a Beyond Words meeting … Our speakers were: Gaétane Ferland – CC4, How to Say It – “Born this Way!” … very, very … Continue reading

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Meeting #019 – Building & Rebuilding a Club – February 25, 2017

Chairing our meeting was Ivan Mose, past president of Dorval City Toastmasters, our parent club. Thanks for coming by! Next, we were honoured by a visit from Laurence Péchadre Lenoir, District 61 Club Growth Director, who presented an informative workshop “Building … Continue reading

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Meeting #018 – February 11, 2017

Thanks to the Toastmasters who braved the snowstorm to come out to join us! We had a small quality meeting focusing on “How to be Top Dog at Table Topics” (aka, how to win the upcoming contest!), which allowed everyone to … Continue reading

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Meeting #017 – January 28, 2017

We welcomed Concordia Toastmasters to help them kick off their educational tour, “Concordia Represents” a project initiated by Beyond Words member, Giridhar Raghunathan, under the guidance of his mentor, Bonnie Mak. (Beyond Words is the place to go for advanced mentoring!) … Continue reading

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Meeting #016 – Ready, Speak, Win! – January 21, 2017

If you’re going to have a delayed start to the new year, you might as well start it off with a BANG! 30 people attended Beyond Word’s contest prep workshop,”Ready, Speak, Win!” Thanks to our two extraordinary presenters with their … Continue reading

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Meeting #015 – Beyond Words Holiday Party – December 17, 2016

What a vivacious get-together … Enthusiastic meeting followed by an amazing party! So many stories, so many laughs … and such good food … We had a speech by Sapandeep Randhawa – Storytelling #1: The Folk Tale – “Crow Brings the … Continue reading

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Meeting #014 – December 3, 2016

It is always a pleasure to start a meeting with the induction of a new member.  I still remember the induction I had years back at my home club, Dorval, it brought tears to my eyes … Welcome, Epitace Nobera, … Continue reading

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Meeting #013 – November 19, 2016

Another fun meeting which started out with our Chairperson, Marie-Chantal Côté, introducing a first for the club … a wonderful Moment of SLAM POETRY! Thanks, Dumindra Kandana Arachchige for your beautiful words. Rick Chandler, our Toastmaster, led an exciting educational … Continue reading

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Meeting #012 – November 5, 2016

AWESOMENESS happened today! Giridhar Raghunathan got inducted as a member of Beyond Words. Dorval City Toastmasters became our official parent club sponsor, yaay! Dorval is my home club … so nice that several of my peeps came out to support us, Joseph … Continue reading

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