Boaters Toastmasters

Toastmaster club. District 72, New Zealand. Rakaia Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras Street, Chch.

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Gain public speaking confidence and leadership skills today

Boaters Toastmasters is a friendly central Christchurch Toastmasters club where our members gain confidence in public speaking and leadership skills.

We are a hybrid online/in person club.
Visitors are welcome to attend any of our meetings.

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters is a non-profit organisation which provides a forum for you to improve your public speaking and leadership skills.

Our members come from all walks of life which offers participants a great opportunity for networking.

Boaters is part of Toastmasters International’s global network of over 16,500 clubs that meet in 143 countries around the world.

About Boaters

For over 20 years Boaters has offered our members a proven and enjoyable way to practice their communication skills to become better speakers and better listeners.

Our friendly, supportive club currently meets bright and early every Friday morning at the Ara Institute of Canterbury.

Our meetings are non-political, non-religious, and open to anyone 18 years or older.

Come for a visit!

We welcome anyone who is interested in improving their speaking and/or leadership skills to visit a meeting and see what Toastmasters is all about.

Attending our club as a guest is free.There’s no pressure on you to speak, you are most welcome to simply observe if you wish. ​

View our meeting dates page to see when our next meeting is, and then contact us or just show up!

Where we meet

We currently meet every Friday morning in the Rakaia Building, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Madras Street, Christchurch.

Upcoming meetings

Guests are more than welcome to join us!

If you’re coming along for a visit, please aim to arrive 5-10 minutes early as meetings start promptly at 7am.

Recent club News

Dark times loom…
April 15, 2024
What a friend we have in cheeses
March 22, 2024
Go on, back yourself!
March 15, 2024

What people say about our club

I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who  is motivating and supporting me during the last  meeting. Such a nice and wonderful motivational  environment with a very high energy.
Joji ThomasMember, joined Jan 2021