Purpose of the Contest


This contest is to provide an opportunity for competitive effective speaking and to stimulate self-expression and independent thinking among students.


The Oak Ridges Lions Clubs by participating in this contest, afford students in their area a chance to participate in Canada's largest Effective Speaking Contest, held in both English and French languages.


Eligible Contestants


The contest is open to students enrolled in public or private schools or their equivalent in the Oak Ridges Community.




The contest consists of three grade divisions within each of the English and French categories.

                  Junior                 -   Grades 6, 7, 8

                  Intermediate        -   Grades 9, 10

                  Senior                 -   Grades 11, 12   


Details of the contest:


Date:       2016 Contest completed

                Next Effective Speaking Contest schedule for Feb. 2017                  

Venue:     NormTaylorRoom (upstairs)

                Oak Ridges Recreation Centre (BondLake Arena)

                70 Old Colony Road,

                Oak Ridges/Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3G4       


Registration deadlineTBD 

Languages:  English or French 


Contest winners of each division will represent the Oak Ridges Lions Club in the District and Multiple District Final contests. 


For More Information:  Call us at 905-773-0090 extension 4, 

                                           Complete and submit the Contact us form


District Finals:  TBD


MD 'A' Finals:  TBD          


MD 'A' Finals Grand Prize  - $1,000   -  Senior

                                               - $1,000   -  Intermediate

                                               - $   500   -  Junior