La Paris, Franschhoek, Western Cape, RSA

Words won't do justice to describe these two wonderful individuals appropriately. Imogen is a flaneur at heart and through her travels she settled, if only for a little while in Stockholm. This is where she moved into an apartment with a roommate, Simon, who soon realised he fancies this gorgeous woman a lot more than just a friend.

Together they make a forceful pair and their love and ambition for life and each other were ever present at their special celebration. Their day was filled by a plethora of energy, making it a breeze to capture great moments.

This day was a celebration in the true sense of the word, filled with beautiful light, endless laughter, tears of joy and ample schnapss and sing-a-long during the reception. 

Franschhoek is fast becoming one of my favourite spots to document love stories. Isn't the landscapes just incredible? The perfect backdrop for adventurous love stories to unfold. To add dialogue, sound and music to this stunning day, their gorgeous wedding video, done by one of my friends, Pieter, can be viewed here - its just magic!

When do you meet?

We meet once a week during fall, winter and summer semesters, except exam seasons. The seasonal meeting days are posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages (as well as right below). We post about our weekly meeting and what we've done in them! You can follow who we are, what we believe in, and what we are proud to share as a family. If you want to see some of our speeches, then check out our YouTube Channel. In the mean time, feel free to sign up for our email list on this website, and you will be able to receive our newsletters to update you on our meeting details.

What topics can I speak about?

As a guest, you are welcome to participate in the Table Topics sessions where you will give a short improvised speech on a randomly chosen topic. As a member, you will have access to the education program Pathways by Toastmasters International. There are 11 paths for you to choose from, and each path focuses on a specific aspect of public speaking and leadership skills, such as Dynamic Leadership, Engaging Humor, Persuasive Influence, etc. You will receive training materials for each project and deliver speeches to improve your skills.

How can I join?

We are a UofT student club, but we are open to all guests. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings and join our club. To get started, visit one of our meetings as a guest. If you would like to join as a member, please let us know at our meeting, reach out on Instagram, Facebook, or on this website (see below). Our Executive members will provide you with an application form and information on membership fees. The membership fees for Toastmasters International are $60 every six months, and there is a one-time new member fee of $30 CAD. Our club subsidizes membership fees depending on the amount of funding received every year.

How is the club dealing with COVID-19?

We are still operating our meetings through Zoom, and will continue to do so until it is safe for us to gather in person. We are doing our best to preserve the spirit of our club! If you are interested in joining UofT Toastmasters, you are more than welcome to attend our online meetings. Please stay tuned on our social media and on this website for updated summer meeting days. Links and Zoom codes will be posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts on meeting days.



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