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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.

January Debate Tournaments

SEDA hosted TWO tournaments on January 24th, one in Saskatoon and one in Regina. At both the Greystone Heights Tournament and the Regina Huda School Tournament, students debated one prepared motion and one impromptu motion.

  • Prepared: This house would fine grocery stores for food waste.
  • Impromptu: This house would require students who live in urban areas to get to school using active transportation methods.
  • At the Greystone Heights School Tournament students from Caswell, Dr. John G. Egnatoff, Greystone Heights, Sylvia Fedoruk, and Saskatoon Home Based Educators competed.
  • At the Regina Huda Tournament students from Saltcoats, École Elsie Mironuck, and Regina Huda School competed as well as a homeschooled team.
  • SEDA would like to thank our Greystone hosts, Gillian Strange and Sara Stone, and our Regina Huda host, Melissa Mah. The tournaments were a success thanks to your efforts!
  • SEDA was happy to see Regina Huda School Board Trustee Adam Hicks and Regina Huda School Principal Stara Nistor at the Regina Tournament. Thank you for coming.
  • Thank you to the Regina Huda School Volunteers who prepared and served the meal at the Regina tournament!
  • We also greatly appreciate those who volunteered to judge and moderate! Please know that the time you spent volunteering on a Friday night is valued by SEDA members and the youth who are so passionate about debate. We know judging debate is hard. We could not do this without you. Thank you!

Upcoming Tournament

Have you registered for the February 8th tournament at the University of Saskatchewan? The deadline is this Friday January 31st. It is open to all divisions and is the last chance to qualify for provincials!

Learn more about the February 8th Tournament Here!

Click this button to learn more and register as a debater, judge, or moderator!


The 2020 E.C. Leslie Provincial Championships will be held on March 7th at the University of Saskatchewan. Debate rounds will be held in the arts building and the open final, the banquet, and the awards ceremony will take place in Marquis Hall. Provincial tiers will be sent to coaches no later than February 12th and Registration information will be provided soon!

We invite all SEDA members, debaters, parents, coaches, judges, and volunteers to follow or social media accounts. We want to give you up to date information and create a debate community!

We are excited to announce that SEDA is partnering with GoodCauseCoupon.com to launch the #ForaGoodCause fundraising campaign for 2020!

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  • When you buy a digital coupon book for $25, SEDA will get $15;
  • You get special pricing when you redeem these digital coupons on your cellphone at participating local businesses;
  • 300+ digital coupons, over $3,000 worth of savings when you dine, shop, and play in Saskatoon.
  • You can save money at the same time as you support a good cause and local businesses in the community.
  • All digital coupons expires June 30, 2020.
  • You can also help us sell books by forwarding this email to your friends and families and showing your support #ForaGoodCause.

Thank you for supporting SEDA and Saskatchewan Businesses.

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