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Remembering Norm McEwen

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Last week, Norm McEwen of Ottawa, a longstanding member of and valued contributor towards the Canadian Stuttering Association, passed away. His good humour, pleasant nature and devotion to the CSA and other causes he believed in will be remembered. We will miss him! Here, Richard Inomata remembers his friend Norm.

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3rd Annual Walk for Stuttering Awareness

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The Annual Walk/Run event for Stuttering Awareness will be held again in 2014 in Toronto on September 21. This walk is organized by Greg O'Grady to support the grant program of the Speech and Stuttering Institute.

You can help people who stutter get the treatment they need from the Speech and Stuttering Institute, and you'll have fun doing it! You can register right now through the Running Room website.

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Toronto Toastmasters for PWS starts up again

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For dates and times, go to the Find a Group page

New Location

North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge St.
TTC: North York Centre station

North York, ON

Amanda Chen has established a new Toastmasters club, Toastmasters with Targets, for people with speech disfluency to practice applying their targets in public speaking. Targets are techniques that help us to improve and train our brain and speech muscles when speaking. For more info contact Amanda or go to the meetup page.

Another awesome TEDx talk by a person who stutters

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Megan Washington is an award winning Australian singer songwriter who put out her first album in 2010. Originally focusing on jazz music, she now has an indie-pop sound. Recently, during a TedX talk in Sydney, Australia, Megan opened up about her life-long struggle with stuttering.

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Valedictorian who stutters stuns with speech

Parker Mantell graduated from Indiana State University this May. He was the valedictorian, and the inspirational speech he gave has gone viral. Parker is also a person who stutters, and talks about his stuttering during his address. Read more about him and listen to the speech here.

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Stuttering Foundation Gala

Madeleine Wahl, writer and person who stutters, reports for the Huffington Post on the Stuttering Foundation Gala. The gala honored four writers of books that deal with stuttering. Check it out here.

 

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