Lessons, Hope, Possibilities...
The world and our debate season looked very different this year. We were forced to reimagine normal, realign our priorities, and find purposeful and intentional ways to connect with one another. And though the challenges have been many, I believe there has also been room for hope and gratitude from this unusual 2020.
Over this past year, the world stood in a historically privileged space and time. We have experienced and seen what it looks like for the world to unite with a shared singular purpose – slowing the spread of COVID-19. While we continue to keep our physical distance, wash our hands, and wear masks, we move into 2021 knowing that it is possible for humanity to come together. We built a sense of global community, understanding that in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones, we first needed to adjust and protect our neighbours and others.
To all our SEDA members, students, coaches, teachers, staff, parents and friends, THANK YOU. This year would not have been possible without you. We are looking forward to the rest of the online debate season, and particularly our Provincial Championships which will be held online over two days, March 13th to 14th, 2021.
We are excited for the possibilities and opportunities that 2021 will bring.
Happy New Year!
Looking forward to 2021
Workshops and Classes
We are looking forward to the offering tournament prep sessions, speech workshops, and more Debate Academy classes!
Registration dates for 2021 programming will be announced early January 2021.
January 16th, 2021 - All Divisions - All impromptu
Registration open January 4th, 2021
January 30th, 2021 - All Divisions - All impromptu
Registration open January 15th , 2021
February 13th, 2021 - All divisions - Prepared & impromptu
Registration open January 29th, 2021
Our E.C Leslie Provincials Championships will also be held virtually from Saturday March 13th to Sunday March 14th.
Bringing MORE Fun into Debate
SEDA is looking forward to providing non-competitive debate opportunities in the future and we would love to get your ideas!
Does pineapple belong on Pizza? Is Marvel better than D.C? Is cake superior to pie? Is Robin Hood a good role model?
Let us know what you want to debate HERE!
National Public Speaking Championships
The National Public Speaking Championships will be hosted online by St. John’s-Ravenscourt School, Winnipeg Manitoba from February 5th to 7th 2021.
This is a high school tournament consisting of four events: impromptu speaking, persuasive speaking, interpretive reading, and parliamentary debating.
SEDA will provide preparation workshops for those interested. More details are provided on our website HERE.
Other Learning and Tournament Opportunities
Uhuru Worlds Debating Championships
The Royalty Pact Debating Academy and the Wits Debating Union presents Uhuru Worlds Debating Championships (British Parliamentary Style).
Hosted over five days (from the comfort of your own home!) from the 10th to the 14th of January 2021. They will have 7 in-rounds, and break to Open Octo-Finals,ESL Quarter Finals and High School finals.
Registration is free and there will be prizes for teams, speakers and adjudicators!
Check out the Facebook event page for more details including registration Information.
Thank you for your generosity!
Our online programming has exceeded our expectations and has come with unexpected added expenses. Please consider a gift to support SEDA's virtual programming for Saskatchewan youth.
We thank you for your generosity!