SOURCE: Seneca College

Seneca College

March 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Seneca College Students Gather Outside City Hall to Share Their Hopes for Toronto's Future After Rob Ford's Passing

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) - Former mayor Rob Ford had a passion for Toronto. In light of his unfortunate passing, today (March 23) from 1-3 p.m., public relations students from Seneca College will share that same passion in their public speaking class. They will present speeches on what has made Toronto great in the past, what currently makes Toronto tremendous, and what will keep Toronto on the world stage in the future.

Students in the advanced public speaking class will present their speeches at Nathan Phillips Square, in front of the iconic TORONTO sign.

All of the speeches will align with the theme, Toronto Tomorrow: Keeping the 6ix on the Map.

"Public speaking is best mastered by speaking in public. It will be exciting to play host to my classmates at such an important time," says Hillory Renkema, who will be Mistress of Ceremonies. "Our class has really diverse experiences, opinions and values, so we'll be sharing a wide range of dreams for Toronto's future."

Speech titles like "Toronto is the Next Hollywood," "Fall in Love with Toronto by Leaving It," "The Missing Ingredient" and "Enjoy a Tastier Toronto" offer a hint of what to expect this afternoon from the job-ready students, led by Professor David Turnbull.

"All of our work over the past eight months has been leading up to this," says Angela Mulela, who will be speaking about her dream for Toronto to become known as a beacon of opportunity for international students like herself. "I want to continue to live and work in this city that I have grown to love so much, so I think in the future Toronto should be even more welcoming of students from abroad." Angela moved to Toronto from Nairobi, Kenya last September.

No matter what the weather today, these persuasive Senecans are eager for a challenge and are passionate about helping to improve the City of Toronto.

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