"You are never given a dream without the power to make it come true. "

Richard Bach


For our Next Meeting:

Join us on Monday July 25th, in the Boardroom of the Sandy Hill community centre.


“Storytelling your way” Lynda Joyce July 25th

We all can tell stories, but how can you make a story yours? We will learn the basic elements of a story, create a short story of our own and using our bodies, voices and expressions tell our story our way. Come prepared with a short anecdote you would like to tell.

“Introduction to Mindfulness” Tamer Beitelmal August 8

Tamer is a graduate student; he finds mindfulness very helpful in managing stress. Tamer delivered this workshop to graduate students at Carleton University, where it was well received. “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.”
During this workshop, participants will
- Learn about the importance of mindfulness and how it can enhance your concentration.
- Learn how mindfulness can motivate you to accept and complete tasks, while responding to distraction wisely.
- Learn how to enjoy guilt-free times when needed.


Ottawa Toastmasters – Sandy Hill Club

Speaking in public?! Dry mouth or smile, fear of public speaking can be overcome! You can do it too – and at a pace you are comfortable with. At Sandy Hill Toastmasters Ottawa the learn-by-doing program will help you become a better speaker and leader. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar when you can join the Sandy Hill Ottawa Toastmasters club and practice public speaking for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?
Join us for our next Toastmasters meeting:
  • When: Monday evening
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Where: Sandy Hill Community Centre (in the Boardroom), 250 Somerset Street E. (just off King Edward by Ottawa University), in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Directions: The OC Transpo # 16 bus will drop you off at the door. The # 5 and # 95 stops are a few blocks away.


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Learn / Practice

Come and see how much fun learning to speak in public can be. Sure it can be hard – we all want to be perfect each time we speak and it doesn’t always work out like that.

By learning and practicing to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.

Come to our next meeting!
Our theme will be: “Summer Fun”. Share with us something fun you have done this summer or something fun you are going to do. Everyone, including guests will get about 45 seconds to speak about the theme.

Practice – that’s the secret. And support. And helpful feedback. Yes – you can do it.