Why are you only reaching for the moon? Winston Yeung
Winston invites you to come and hear why he feels you are limiting yourself by only
shooting for the moon.
Winston Yeung is the founder and host of VoiceStory Live, a live monthly storytelling event in
Vancouver that is entering its third year in 2020. He has helped over 100 speakers (including
many Toastmasters) develop, reflow, and present their stories.
While working with speakers in developing their stories, Winston has noticed a pattern that we,
at times, focus too hard on what we want our lives to be like, based on our perceptions,
beliefs, and conditioning.
During those times, all other possibilities cease to exist as we become blind to them. If we can
become aware of this, let go of the control of “what we want...” what stories could possibly
begin to unfold?
What could your life be like?
Winston invites you to come and hear why he feels you are limiting yourself by only shooting for
Mr. Yeung is an inventor, a mentor, a story architect, a transformational coach, and a community
Friday Night Speakers
Around the World in 80 Anthems: A Story of Inspiration Tom Everitt
A small idea can become a life-changing event for you.
A small idea can become a life-changing event for you. It can also change the lives of tens of
thousands of people when you believe in yourself and your story. During our one-year, 80-country
journey, I gave presentations in over 60 countries and was interviewed by over 100 TV stations
(including CBC, CTV, NBC, and the BBC) and print newspapers. Our film, Around The World in 80
Anthems, was narrated by Shark Tank's Emmy Award winner Daymond John. It won multiple awards at
festivals around the world. We still hold the official Guinness World Record for my daughter
singing 80 national anthems in 80 countries in their home languages.
In 2002, Toastmasters changed my life. It turned me from an extremely nervous and visibly shaking
speaker into a confident, humourous, passionate human being. Since then, I have led a very
successful life as a realtor, home renovator, parent and traveller. These skills were put to the
test during our one-year, 80-country trip around the world.
Friday Night Dancers
MPower Your Inner Ninja Michelle Tremblay
Michelle believes each one of us is a 'Hero' to our own life's journey.
Join Michelle Tremblay, aka the Ninja Queen, a 2nd degree black belt with 18 years of karate
training. She is a serious butt kickin' motivatin' champion who wants to inspire you, grab your
heart and fill you with power, love and the potential of who you can become!
She believes each one of us is a 'Hero' to our own life's journey. With challenges, setbacks, and
struggles we can overcome or not. There is a call inside us to get unstuck? Live our dreams?
Overcome pain? Fears? Loss? Sorrow?
Michelle accepted the call to transform through her martial arts with one of her greatest
teachers. Come listen to a fun, interactive, and inspiring speech that will help you use
courage, determination and love to discover your own "Hero's Journey." Come find the strength of
your own "Inner Ninja"!
Michelle Tremblay is founder of MPower Lives Company, located in the Tri-Cities area in
Vancouver’s Lower Mainland. She has worked with over 15,000 participants nationwide and is
highly recognized as a powerful speaker, great motivator, and compassionate leader. Her focus is
on mpowering change in the workplace, schools, and community through mental and physical health
and wellness strategies, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning.
Michelle believes that each individual can feel valued, confident, and responsible through the
proper tools, support, and workplace conditions. Her corporate work has led her to give talks to
clients such as Work Safe BC, Van-City Credit Unions, Fraser Valley Child Development Centres,
Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR) , School Districts, and various nonprofit
Like a true flamenco gypsy, Mai has lived in different places to pursue
things that her heart dictates.
Mai was born, raised, and educated in the Philippines. Like a true flamenco gypsy,
she has lived in different places to pursue things that her heart dictates.
Mai started her love affair with flamenco dancing when she went through a very
challenging moment in her life. She finds that this dance is a powerful living form
of art that allows her to express raw emotions. Mai is the mother of two girls who
also love dance, as they took ballet at an early age. She is looking forward to
sharing the stage with them someday
Mai works in the competitive financial industry and finds that life can sometimes be
difficult. Flamenco dancing helps her keep her sanity and balance. Toastmasters, on
the other hand, is her platform for honing her writing, public speaking, and
leadership skills. Life is short, so she intentionally lives it with PURPOSE and
Arthur has been a Toastmaster since 1991. He has invited many guests to speak at his
club, Seymour Speakers--from Peter Legge (an entrepreneur and philanthropist) to
Olga Katelco (a 94-year-old athlete who ran and threw the discus 13 meters).
At 59, Arthur started running and formed a Seymour Speakers Vancouver Sun Run team.
He has now changed his focus to Track & Field. In 2010, when the World Indoor Meet
was in Canada, a miraculous thing happened. He forgot to take off his warmup pants,
but he still threw a discus over 32 meters, coming in second only to the competitor
from Japan, who finished with a throw of 34 meters. He earned a silver medal at the
2010 World Indoor Masters Athletic Championships.
Arthur has always loved to dance. In high school, he spent a lot of time at the
Arthur Murray dance studio.
Belly dancing is part of Kyriaki's Mediterranean heritage.
Kyriaki was born and raised in Greece. Belly dancing is part of her Mediterranean heritage. From
an early age she remembers being fascinated by the music, costumes and moves the belly dancers
made. As a little girl she started to mimic the dancers, mirrored Arabic videos and as she grew
older began to improvise by watching video clips of the world-famous dancer, Shakira. After
moving to Canada, Kyriaki gave volunteer performances at several conferences. Last summer she
participated and performed in Egypt’s biggest belly dance festival, the Ahla wa Sahla.