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Toastmasters Parksville member Hamilton wins prestigious speech contest

Winner now advances to regional contest
Molly Hamilton is the 2022 Toastmasters International Speech champion for District 21. (Submitted photo)

Molly Hamilton, a member of the Arbutus Toastmasters Club in Parksville, has won the 2022 Toastmasters International Speech Contest for District 21.

District 21 has 3,250 members and 119 clubs. With the win, Hamilton now advances to the regional contest with results to be announced in early July.

If Hamilton prevails at the regional level, she will compete in the semifinals to be held Aug. 17-20 in conjunction with the Toastmasters International conference in Nashville, Tenn.

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Toastmasters International is a worldwide non-profit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.

For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit

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