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September SEDA Season Starts & Registration Information

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.

Yorkton Speech and Debate Workshop

Regina Debate Workshop

Saskatoon Debate Workshop

British Parliamentary Qualifier

The British Parliamentary Qualifiers were held on September 21st at the University of Saskatchewan. We saw a large turnout for a BP tournament and would like to thank all the participants and coaches, especially those who travelled a great distance to attend! We would also like to thank the wonderful volunteers who made this tournament possible: Jason Xiao as chief adjudicator, Andy Lu and Abby Vadeboncoeur from the USDS as Tournament hosts, Leora Diakuw as head of tabs, Eric as Tabbing Assistant, volunteer Hamza Saghir, and judges Jenn Peak, Mark Cooper, Muhammad Ahmed, and USDS members.


The Top Teams:


Senior Division:

1. Jasnoor Guiliani & Josh Soifer from Luther College

2. Bridgit Salamon & Kaia Bater from Walter Murray

3. Victor Wu & Carrick Peak from Walter Murray


U15 division:

1. Rafay Ahmed & Dishita Emayavaramban from Walter Murray Collegiate

2. Nyshane Clarke & Aurora Kennedy from Ecole Elsie Mironuck School



The above teams will represent Saskatchewan at the National British Parliamentary Championships in December. Congratulations to all our debaters for doing a hard thing! Additional SK teams will be named once we have confirmed numbers for the Championships.

Boston Pizza - BP for BP!

A big thank you to Boston Pizza who sponsored our BP Tournament. The pizza was delicious! This season, SEDA will be partnering with some of the local franchises of Boston Pizza for the meals at our British Parliamentary (BP) style debates, including the Canadian National British Parliamentary Debate Championships that SEDA has the honour of hosting in December 2019. BP for BP!

2019 National BP Championships

Saskatoon is hosting the 2019 National BP Championships in Saskatoon on December 6-8, and will need your help! If you have experience judging British Parliamentary Style you can register HERE to be a judge. If you can volunteer in other capacities such as time keeping, ballot running, registration, food organization, or bus transport organization, please register HERE!

Government Debate: Tournament 2

Our next tournament will be held on October 5th at Walter Murray. All event details are up on the website HERE.

Registration process:

1. Fill in your Debater Membership form linked on the front page of our website. That way SEDA has all the information it needs from your for the whole season! If you have already done this, thank you!

2. Tell your coach you want to compete at the Oct 5th Tournament!

3. Give your coach your $25 entry fee (& your $40 membership fee if you have not already paid it).

3. Your coach will register teams through the Oct 5th event page on the the website by Friday Sept. 27th.

4. When you arrive at the tournament check in at the registration table!

5. Your coach will hand in all the registration fees to the Registration table.

Speech Tournament

SEDA Speech Tournaments utilize the same events as the national speech competitions. This tournament will have four events: impromptu speaking, persuasive speaking, interpretive reading, Nationals debate round. Learn more about the October 19th Speech Tournament HERE.

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    1. Facebook: SEDA: Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association
    2. Twitter: @sedadebate
    3. Instagram: SaskDebate

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