Monday, April 28, 2008

Dinner, Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Such a wonderful turnout of members of the Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley and their guests, together with guests from various Toastmasters clubs in the Lower Mainland. Thank you all so much for visiting!

Garden salad, salmon with rice and vegetables, rounded off with a delicious lemon sponge cake with cream, complete with tea or coffee, all combined to start off this evening so deliciously!!

Muriel welcomed our guests and introduced the head table among whom were Mayor Wayne Wright and our guest speaker, Peter Legge. During the announcements, a choice of locations was offered for the June day trip, and it looks like we are off to Fort Langley on Tuesday, June 17!

Following dinner we went to the Theatre to listen to Peter Legge, and what a magnificent, positive and humorous delivery! Thank you so much Peter for agreeing to be our guest this evening. Currently, Peter is the only Golden Gavel Recipient in Canada (Pamela Wallin will receive this award in August, 2008) and his eloquence and presentation talents most certainly were a delight and an education to those present. The 26 Toastmasters were thrilled to hear such an orator and truly enjoyed the evening.

Positive thinking and family were the main themes of Peter's speech and he told us of his dream to emcee the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics. To this end he developed a beautiful bilingual 15-minute presentation with his daughter Rebecca, who speaks fluent French. Hopefully the 2010 Olympic organizers will help Peter realize his dream, because it is so professional and worthy of inclusion in the Opening Ceremonies.

The guest speaker on May 27 will be another author, Daniel Francis. We look forward to welcoming you to dinner that evening, when more details of the June 17 day trip will be discussed.

Best wishes,