Here comes Summer!

Speech and Debate Summer Camp

Our Speech and Debate Camp is back for another year!

Camp is open to all students in grades 5 to 12 who want to learn about debate and public speaking in a friendly and engaging environment. Our classes and workshops are designed for all skill levels! Campers can expect classes that will focus on individual skills, group games and activities, and opportunities to practice their newly acquired skills.

Those who are brand new to debate or public speaking can expect a set of classes designed to cover the basics of debate and public speaking. Those campers who have debate experience will select their own courses to learn specific skills and content that interests them.

When: July 19th - 30th 2021

Where: Online

Registration will open in mid -June.

Summer Job Opportunities

Through the power of tireless grant writing and generous funding SEDA is happy to announce that we are looking to fill 12 summer employment positions!
Debate Camp Instructor

Are you passionate about empowering young people? Enjoy debate and public speaking? We are looking for energetic people to lead speech and debate workshops at our virtual summer camp. Funded in part through the Community Initiatives Fund Summer Grant

Education Program Coordinator

Do you have a passion for the speech arts? Do you enjoy reasoned discussions and debates? SEDA is looking for energetic people to help us develop public speaking and debate programming. Funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Marketing Coordinator

Are you creative? Do you enjoy graphic design and social media? SEDA is looking for creative people to create marketing materials, social media content, and communications strategies. Funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Senior High Canadian National Debating Championships - April 16 -18th

Congratulations to Bridget & Kaia (Walter Murray Collegiate) and Carrick & Victor (Walter Murray Collegiate) for finishing in the top 10!

Thank you to Leora Diakuw and Mueez Rafiquie who lead a series of training workshops for the Saskatchewan delegation.

SEDA extends our gratitude to the anonymous donor who covered the training costs for our competing teams.

  • Bridget S. - 9th place team, 18th place speaker
  • Kaia B. - 9th place team, 24th place speaker
  • Carrick P. - 10th place team, 27th place speaker
  • Victor W. - 10th place team, 16th place speaker

Junior High Canadian National Debating Championships

Congratulations to Lucas L. & Samuel W (Greystone Heights School) and Abhinav M. & Lucas B (Dr. John G. Egnatoff School & Ecole Silverspring) will be representing Saskatchewan at the 2021 Junior High Canadian National Debating Championship, May 28th to 30th.

Good Luck!

Journée du droit

L'association des juristes d'expression francaise de la Saskatchewan (French-Speaking Jurists Association of Saskatchewan) hosts an annual French debate tournament. As part of our ongoing relationship with AJEFS, SEDA was able to use the expertise we acquired during our virtual season to provide all the technical support needed to run the event.

Grade 7 to 12 Students from École Ducharme, École Père Mercure, and École Canadienne Française debated prepared law related motions:

Discussion (7e à 9e année) :

« Il est résolu qu’une taxe COVID-19 soit instaurée pour financer les recherches et achats de masques pour les citoyennes et les citoyens à faible revenu. »

Contre-interrogatoire (10e à 12eannée) :

« Il est résolu que le cours de français soit obligatoire dans les écoles anglophones de la Saskatchewan afin de promouvoir le bilinguisme au Canada. »

The final motion for contre-interrogatoire was an impromptu motion:

« Il est résolu que l’âge légal pour l’achat et la consommation de cannabis et des boissons alcoolisées soit de 21 ans en Saskatchewan. »

We look forward to next year!

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Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association

The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association is a non-profit organization that helps children and youth be effective communicators, deep thinkers, and engaged community members.