Toastmasters District 42 Speech Champion, Russ Dantu is off to compete in the Toastmasters’ World Champion of Public Speaking Finals in August. On July 25, we are Launching Russ to Chicago with an evening of entertainment and enlightenment.
The evening begins with a free autographed copy of Russ’s new book, At Your Service upon your arrival. If you’ve already bought his book, no problem. Russ is offering a “trade-in deal” where you can exchange the book from this evening for one of Russ’ other wonderful products.
Next, you’ll move onto wine and cheese networking. Your first glass of wine is free. More may be purchased for cash, with all proceeds going to the fundraiser. Meet new people and old friends as we mingle before the show and during intermission.
Then, we gather in the historic and beautiful Hillhurst United Church sanctuary for entertainment by some of Russ’ favourite Toastmasters and friends.
- Emcees, Palmo Carpino and Former District 42 International Speech Champion, Rowena Carlson, promise an evening of hilarity.
- Former District 42 International Speech Champion and professional performer, Chuck Rose will entertain us with his gift of song.
- Former District 42 International Speech Champion, Darlene Davies will show us (and Russ) how it’s done!
- For all those who’ve wondered “what the heck is Cowboy Poetry anyway?” Shelley Goldbeck (me!) will be sharing from her repertoire of original poetry and music.
- And of course, you’ll get to hear Russ Dantu, himself, as he delivers his two competition speeches.
If that’s not enough, our evening will top with the talents of mentalist, Greg T, who uses, human psychology, illusion and intuition to dazzle his audiences.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards assisting Russ with his expenses. If we reach our goal — in the spirit of uplifting each other — we plan to leave a legacy account for future Toastmaster District 42 International Speech Contest winners.
It seems ambitious, I know, but if you’re willing to treat your favourite someone to a summer evening of entertainment, enlightenment and enchantment, we’ll meet our goals. Tickets are only available online through the secure registration services provided by our favorite event service provider, Ticketor.
Summer is short and we realize folks are vacationing and busy with family. If you can’t make it, please extend this invitation to someone who might enjoy a night on the town or consider donating money by contacting me directly.
For your convenience, I have attached our event e-Poster. We appreciate your sharing with your network to help us reach our goal of 250 Russ supporters. Here’s how others can help:
- Share our poster.
- Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/2L3tJof
- Become an event sponsor. Call Shelley Goldbeck @ 403.606.1379 for details.
We hope to see you there.
S2Seminars is proud to be the official registration sponsor for the fundraiser to Launch Russ Dantu to Chicago for the 2018 Toastmasters International Speech Championship.