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National BP Championships and November Debates

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.

Canadian British Parliamentary Debate Championships

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SEDA will be hosting the 2019 National BP Championships from December 6th to 8th at Walter Murray Collegiate. We are looking for volunteers to help run a quality tournament!

Judging

Your role as a Judge in is incredibly important to ensuring we have a quality tournament. As British Parliamentary style is a more unique and complex style than Nationals Style, we are asking our SEDA alumni and experienced volunteer judges to register to judge for this national event. There is an option on the judge registration form to volunteer on only Friday OR Saturday, rather then both days. On both Friday and Saturday, there will be a judges briefing to help judges sharpen their British Parliamentary judging skills. Once you register, you will receive an event schedule closer to the championships date.

Moderator, Time Keeper, Ballot Runner.

The moderator is the person who introduces the round of debate, records speaking times of each debater for the judges, and runs ballots and important papers for the hosting staff. The moderator’s role in a tournament is very important because it helps facilitate the debate rounds and assists the judges, tournament hosts, and debaters. The moderator will also serve as the time keeper for the round and the ballot runner unless we have enough volunteers who can share and divide the responsibilities.


SEDA is inviting all of our debaters, grades seven and up, to consider volunteering at this national event. You do not have to be a current SEDA debater to hold this position though! If you are an adult who does not have experience judging BP style, SEDA would absolutely appreciate your help in the moderator roles!


There is an option on the moderator registration form to volunteer on only Friday OR Saturday, rather then both days. On both Friday and Saturday there will be a moderator and time keeper. briefing to go over the moderators roles and responsibilities. If you register, you will receive an event schedule closer to the championships date.

Other Volunteer Roles

A national event of this scale has a lot of moving pieces and requires energetic passionate volunteers! We need people helping coordinate and serving the meals to the debaters, judges, moderators and other volunteers and assistance in extending Saskatchewan hospitality. These roles would best suit a high school debater, or the parent or coach of a debater.

November Debate Tournaments

To learn more about each event, please click on the school logo!

Tournament Four will take place on November 1st at Sylvia Fedoruk School. This is an elementary tournament - Beginner (Gr.5-6) and Intermediate (Gr.7-8) and has an Education theme! The prepared motion is - This House would make elementary school gradeless. There will be one round of impromptu debate. Coaches can register their students by Friday, October 25th.


Dream, Discover, Achieve.

Striving for excellence with both academics and inclusiveness.

Tournament Five will take place on November 2nd at Saltcoats School. This is an Elementary Tournament for Beginner(Gr.5-6) and Intermediate (Gr.7-8) and has an Education theme! The prepared motion is - This House would start high school after noon. There will be one round of impromptu debate. Coaches can register their students by Friday, October 25th.



Promoting a love of learning, a sense of responsibility and respect for self, others, and the world

Tournament Six will take place on November 16th at Swift Current School. This will be an Impromptu Debate Tournament with Labour as the theme for the debates. It is open to All divisions - Elementary and High School. Coaches can register their students by Wednesday, November 6th.



AUDE SAPERE - Dare to be Wise

Tournament Seven will take place on November 22nd at Luther High School. ThIs is a High School Tournament for Novice and Open debaters in Grade 9-12. There will be French debate at this tournament. Theme of the tournament is Health. The prepared motion is - This House would decriminalize all drugs. Coaches can register their students by Friday, November 15th.


Excellence in scholarship, freedom to pursue the truth, and an awareness of living in God’s grace.

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SEDA needs the help of our debaters!

in an ever increasing digital world ,SEDA is embracing social media and online communication such as this newsletter! We want to be able to use pictures we take at events on our facebook page, our instagram account, and in this newsletter. We would also love to congratulate your achievements by sharing your name occasionally. In order to do this, SEDA needs your permission. If you have already filled out the debater membership form, you have already let us know if we can use your picture! If you have not filled out the membership form, please go to our website and fill out the form linked on our homepage! Thank you very much!

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