Provincial Effective Speaking Competition 2018

On Saturday April 14, all nine regional Effective Speaking Competition finalists met at the École nationale de police du Québec 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.


Cpl Elizabeth Johnson, winner of the provincial competition, will go on to represent Quebec and Ottawa Valley at the national competition, which will be held on June 15, 2017 at the national Annual General Meeting.


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: “as a future digital citizen, how will social networking affect the different aspects of your life?” Congratulations to all participants for your exceptional performances!


This event could not have been possible without the generosity of Université Laval’s, our dedicated volunteers and our judges (M. Maxime Barrette, Mme Marie-Jeanne Carrière et M. William Hounkounou). We would also like to thank the Master of Ceremonies WO1 Rudy Egeileh from 921 Optimist L’Ancienne-Lorette Squadron.


Provincial Effective Speaking Competition Winner and Runners-up 



Cpl Elizabeth Johnson
Squadron: 632 Pheonix Orléans
Region : Ottawa
Subject: The role indigenous people have played in Canada’s heritage

WO2 Théophane Gay
Squadron: 4 De Maisonneuve
Region : East Montreal 
Subject: Canadian history

F Sgt  Yoann Di Rienzo
Squadron: 729 Salaberry de Valleyfield
Region : Montérégie
Subject: I am a visionnary