2021 Provincial Effective Speaking Competition

On Saturday April 24, all eight regional Effective Speaking Competition finalists met virtually to take part in the provincial competition.


The Air Cadet League’s Effective Speaking Competition takes place on a variety of levels (local, regional, provincial and national) and aims to help cadets improve their presentation in public, boost their self-confidence and express themselves more effectively.


Sgt Perrine Yode from Squadron 921 Optimiste L’Ancienne-Lorette, winner of the provincial competition, will go on to represent Québec et Vallée de l’Outaouais at the national competition, which will be held on June 5, 2021.


The Effective Speaking Competition is divided into two parts. First, all candidates must present a prepared 5 to 6-minute speech on a topic of their choice that is based on the themes provided by the Air Cadet League of Canada. Second, they must present a 2-3-minute impromptu speech. The theme of this speech was the same for all candidates and they only had 3 minutes to prepare. This year, the theme of the impromptu speech was: “How would you explain to a young person all the benefits of participating in a public speaking competition?”

 Congratulations to all participants for your exceptional performances!


This event could not have been possible without our dedicated volunteers and our judges (ladies Marie-Jeanne Carrière, Lynn Sénécal and Louise Lee. We would also like to thank the Masters of Ceremony, WO1 Tommy Harvey from 634 Jonquière and WO1 Breanna Sirois from 51 Canadian Aviation Museum.


Picture : Top row : WO2 Marie-Soleil Paré 806 Ste-Thérèse, FCpl Chelsea Zhang 338 Junior Wildcats Optimist Brossard, Sgt Olivia Hébert 100 Laval, Sgt Perrine Yode 921 Optimiste L’Ancienne-Lorette,

Each side : WO1 Tommy Harvey 634 Jonquière, WO1 Breanna Sirois 51 Can. Aviation Museum, Masters of Ceremony

Bottom row : Cpl Manon Depachtère 96 Alouettes, Cpl Matthew Vermette-Lafleur 716 Laurentien, WO1 Anosha Waqar 872 Kiwanis-Kanata, WO1 Jun Yu Gong 1 West Montreal.