Upcoming Guest Speakers
Look forward to a great 2021!
Past Guest Speakers
March 2 – Elsie Morden – Founder of No Time For That and Sarah Steward a student from Dalhousie University.
Time For That is a charity all about bullying prevention, mental health awareness and youth empowerment. The Charity uses stories and songs to educate and empower youth across Canada.
Elsie Morden is a 25-year-old singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker. She has performed at Canadian Country Music Week. The Music Nova Scotia “Country Recording of the Year” Award Nominee’s full length album was co-produced and written entirely by Elsie. The album reached #28 on the iTunes chart, had a top one hundred song on Canadian country radio, and has over six hundred thousand streams on Spotify. Elsie is currently working on her next release and second full-length album.
Elsie is a national ambassador for Kids Help Phone and the Founder and CEO of registered Canadian charity No Time for That Anti-Bullying Society. She has visited over six hundred schools across Canada free of charge speaking about bullying prevention, mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ visibility and youth empowerment – directly impacting over one hundred and fifty thousand students. This year, she was recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 by Atlantic Business Magazine. Overall, Elsie Morden serves as an ideal role model, and there is no doubt that she will continue to inspire all!
Nov 17 (TBC) – Mr. Wa Lone – Reuters correspondent in Myanmar
Journalist for Reuters and has covered the Rohingya genocide extensively.
Nov 10 – Odile Lagacé – My Virtual Mission Fundraiser Idea
My Virtual Mission is a platform for people to complete virtual walking, running, cycling and other sport challenges. They also offer organizations to set up virtual challenges as a fundraiser.
In this period of social distancing, RC Toronto Skyline could use this platform to encourage people to stay physically active while raising funds to support club initiatives. Odile will present the concept and discuss next steps to organize this fundraiser.
Nov 3 – Natasha Varma
Why now is the best time to start a business. She is helping aspiring entrepreneurs finally build the business they love and learn how to take the leap. In her words “she is the sidekick to your side-hustle”.
Oct 27 – Richard D. Mewhinney
In response to the Beirut explosion, Rotary Districts, Clubs, Rotarians and Friends of Rotary across Canada are banding together to assist with the recovery effort. Specifically, we are inquiring about the possibility of financial help with critical replacement medical equipment for Beirut’s only public hospital. This equipment will be used in the Operating Theatre, located in the pediatric/neonatal ward of Karantina hospital.
The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise is the International Sponsoring Partner for Global Grant # 2119172.
Oct 20 – Ke Xin Lin – Head of Partnerships @ Chatting to Wellness
Oct 13 – Win Shi Wong – Digital Marketing Specialist
What if you can measure your health with your smartphone in just 30 seconds? Through a 30-second video selfie, this technology can tell you about your heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, stress index, cardiovascular disease risk in the next 10 years and many more. Our very own Win Shi will uncover the science behind this revolutionary app.
BIO: Win Shi is currently the PR Chair at Rotary Club of Skyline, Director of Growth at DesignX Community, a global design community with 6,000 members to date. She is the marketing specialist at NuraLogix, a Toronto-based startup focusing on health tech and AI.
Oct 6 – Mbalu Lumor, Senior Manager, Programs and Newcomer Services – Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture – CCVT
CCVT is a community-based organization in Toronto that provides treatment, tools and support that allow refugees to heal from trauma and become active community members.
Sept 29 – Kamran Bahrami – Flight Controller for Canadian Space Agency (CSA) / NASA
Sept 22 – Case Lane
Case Lane is a global writer, entrepreneur, traveler, and the founder of Ready Entrepreneur. Her business prepares aspiring entrepreneurs to understand how to take advantage of technology and global resources, to achieve lifestyle freedom by starting their own online business. Case grew up in Winnipeg as Chi Emeruwa. She is a former diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service, management consultant and corporate executive. After earning degrees in communications, political science, business, law and economics, she decided to fully participate in the new economy as an online entrepreneur. Case’s latest book Recast: The Aspiring Entrepreneur’s Practical Guide to Getting Started with an Online Business focuses on ten key actions future business owners can do today to move forward with their success vision.
Sept 15 – Robyn Evans and Brian Martin – Progress Place
Progress Place Clubhouse is a mental health community centre dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness.
Aug 25 – Janet Law – Toastmasters, Simcoe Speakers Toastmasters Club
Janet Law is from Simcoe Speakers Toastmasters Club and the winner of over 10 contests. A physiotherapist with a passion in quality management, she joined Toastmasters in 2016 to advance her communication skills and be an effective leader as a Board Member at the College of Physiotherapists. Now her goal is to be a keynote speaker to inspire people and co-create a better society. Today, Janet will share elements of a *fantastic* presentation, with specific tips on virtual delivery.
Aug 18 – Toju Ogbeide – Entrepreneur
Toju Ogbeide often called Tijay is a member of skyline, recently served as service committee chair.
Toju has a background in IT, worked for a number of companies and recently as a Business consultant at Telus before moving on to create a he’s startup called Goodszilla, a marketplace mobile App where individuals sell items to generate charitable donations. Toju is driven by and has a passion for making positive impacts. Goodszilla has exhibited at the Web summit in Lisbon and will be graduating from the Founders institute Toronto in a few week before embarking on a soft launch.