It was a dark and rainy day but that didn’t stop a van full of Sunshine Coaster from venturing into North Vancouver for the Division H Contests on Saturday afternoon.
The third level of International Speech and Evaluation contests were held in the Alpha meeting room at the Arc’teryx headquarters in Deep Cove.
It was here that the stage was set for five Evaluators and six International Speech contestants to demonstrate their mad public speaking skills.
There were three people from Area 73 who rose to the challenge: William B. (speech, Beachcombers), Weegee S. (speech, Morningstars) and Kyle H. (evaluation, Morningstars).
With every level of the competition, a contestant is pitted up against a new set of peers and a slightly bigger audience as partners, friends, and family come to watch. For this contest, Sheila C., Johanna R., and Weegee’s husband, Mike, helped fill the chairs (and a couple of roles!) with Area 73 energy.
And it helped.
Area 73 walked away with three of the top three placements in the two categories.
Congratulations to William for his FIRST place win and to Weegee for her THIRD place win in the International Speech Contest.
Congratulations are in order for Kylie for her SECOND place win in the Evaluations contest!
At this level, the first place winner in each category goes on to the District 96 Spring Conference. It is a one-day extravaganza held at the BCIT Downtown Campus (555 Seymour Street, Vancouver) on May 13, 2017. Registration and information is available at d96springconference.ca.
It was an excellent day of speeches, evaluations and Area 73 fun!