What do you do in your debate club meetings each week?

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July 1 - Watch the Canada Day Debate on Access Communication stations
(play along - flow sheet the debate, prepare your own responses, etc.)

Take a debate break!


August - Regina Debate Day Camp
(attend as a debater, coach, facilitator, mentor or director)

August - Saskatoon Debate Day Camp
(attend as a debater, coach, facilitator, mentor or director)

late August - Back to school!
(contact returning debate club members)


First days of school
(begin recruitment with club days table, demo debates with pizza & popcorn)

Join a city-wide debate club in Regina or Saskatoon or start one in your community

Add debate to your school's intermural league

Attend a one-day workshop in your region

Learn how to build an argument (LEET), clash, sign post, etc.



Review the research package, do your own research

Practice, practice, practice

Attend Tournament I

Attend the AGM

Attend the BP Qualifier

Delegates attend National Seminar (if held in the fall)


Attend Tournament II

(what skills need to be worked on? prepping for impromptu, common cases)

Delegates attend Oxford Cup


Attend North Speech Workshop & Tournament

(work on impromptu speaking, play triple-speak, invite in a style expert...)

Have a debate club party - with a demo debate for other students


Attend South Speech Workshop & Tournament

Learn Cross-Examination Style

Attend Tournament III

(work on deeper analysis)


Attend Tournament IV

(work on current events, polishing your skills)

Delegates attend Speech Nationals


Attend Provincials

Try-out for Team Sask/Team Canada

Delegates attend National Seminar (if held in the spring)


Attend Mock Trials

Train with Team Sask to prepare for Nationals

Delegates attend Senior Nationals


Train with Team Sask to prepare for Nationals

Attend Historical Model Legislature

Delegates attend Junior Nationals


Top North & South teams tape Canada Day Debate

Debate Club wind-up parties

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News & Upcoming Events

  • Changes to the Board


    The October AGM saw a number of changes to the board we'd like to acknowledge. We are pleased with the strong turn-out this year. We had a number of parents and coaches present as well as most clubs represented. With the regular turn-over in board member terms, we would like to welcome Melissa Gerlach and Paula Dvernichuk as new members to the board. Of course these psotions mark the end of terms of other members. So, we'd also like to acknowledge the following retiring board members:


    Kara Helmes - Kara has been a long history with SEDA. A member of the board for over 10 years, she has committed to coaching and supporting SEDA. A former debater, president and past president (two terms), she helped SEDA navigate some turbulent waters in recent years. We thank Kara for her commitment and leadership.


    Sarah Myers - Sarah, a recent addition to the board, has spent her free time supporting elementary debate and coaching. As a highly respected member of the board, her contributions are valued. We are grateful to Sarah for her contributions to SEDA.


    Dylan Hardy - A former debater, Dylan is passionate about debate. He has committed his time to the advancement of debate and debaters in the province as a coach, mentor, judge and board member. Although his long commitment to the board is coming to an end, Dylan's impact on the debate community will remain.


    Matt Schmeisser - Also a former debater, Matt has dedicated hours debating, coaching and actively participating on the board. Matt has volunteered his time and energy and influence many young debaters and many have noted the feedback he provides. Wherever his career takes him, debate will remain an important part of Matt's life. SEDA is grateful to Matt and wishes him the best in his endeavors.

  • Your Canada - Your Constitution

    Thank you YCYC for sponsoring 2016 National Debate!