The decision was made after the Mayor and Councillors met with all of the children from Fort St. John’s Majestic Flying Toasters Gavel Club, as well as Gavel Club Counsellor Joyce Hadland-Wesenberg.
“They’ve been involved with taking part in the Santa Clause Parade back in November, and also upcoming with Toastmasters Month, we’re going to be doing a lot of advertising for Toastmasters, the young Gavel Club, and we’re also going to be set up on Saturday February 14,” Hadland-Wesenberg explained of their work within the community.
Each of the children associated with the Majestic Flying Toasters – aged 9-17 – also had an opportunity to speak directly to City Council.
“During my time with Toastmasters, I’ve written three speeches, and I am currently working on another one about how society has twisted female self-perception on body image,” president of the Flying Toasters Brandon Braun said.
Toastmasters International is celebrating 90 years of shaping public speakers, one of them being Councillor Bruce Christensen, and the local chapter is celebrating 20 years in Fort St. John.