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Ready, Set, Provincials!

E.C. Leslie Provincial Debate Championships

Saturday March 13th, 2021 9am to 2:30pm

Sunday March 14th, 2021 9am to 3:30pm


We are excited to be hosting the 2021 E.C. Leslie Provincial Debate Championships! This year things will look a little different. Provincials will be held over two days on Zoom with more flexible options for our volunteer judges. SEDA could not do the work we do without the commitment and generosity of our volunteer judges. Thank you, on behalf of SEDA and our debaters!


We are hard at work determining the provincial tiers. Qualified teams will be sent an invitation within the coming days. Please visit our website for more details.


Things to remember:

  • Teams who do not provide a judge may be unable to compete.
  • Judging Options - judges have the option to judge on one or both debate days.
  • Judges' Briefing - judges will be required to attend a briefing on the evening of Friday March 12th or the morning of Saturday March 13th.



SEDA wishes you all the best as you prepare for this tournament physically distanced, but together.


We look forward to some energetic discussion and debate about Workers' Protections.

Tournament 7: Philosophy

Elementary Division Results

Beginner Speakers

  1. Ibrahim H., Greystone Heights School
  2. Sophie B., Saskatoon Home Educated Debaters
  3. Mehtab B, Greystone Heights School


Beginner Teams

  1. Ibrahim H. & Mehtab B., Greystone Heights School
  2. Sophie B. & Luke M., Saskatoon Home Educated Debaters
  3. Sarah W. & Sumaysha W., Sylvia Fedoruk School


Intermediate Speakers

  1. Lucas L., Greystone Heights School
  2. Samuel W., Greystone Heights School
  3. Kacey K., Sylvia Fedoruk School


Intermediate Teams

  1. Lucas L., & Samuel W., Greystone Heights School
  2. Kacey K., & Yurui Q., Sylvia Fedoruk School
  3. Jotiraditya G., & Jakob I., Dr. John G. Egnatoff School

High School Divisions

Novice Speakers

  1. Simrah I., Evan Hardy Collegiate
  2. Taha I., Evan Hardy Collegiate
  3. Tajwar N., Bedford Road Collegiate


Novice Teams

  1. Simrah I. & Taha I., Evan Hardy Collegiate
  2. Abdullah A. & Gurleen K., Bedford Road Collegiate
  3. Mustafa E. & Tajwar N., Walter Murray/Bedford Road Collegiate


Open Speakers

  1. Victor W., Walter Murray Collegiate
  2. Kaia B., Walter Murray Collegiate
  3. Carrick P., Walter Murray Collegiate


Open Teams

  1. Victor W. & Carrick P., Walter Murray Collegiate
  2. Rafay A. & Muhammad M., Walter Murray Collegiate
  3. Bridget S. & Kaia B., Walter Murray Collegiate

Reflections From Debaters

As a debater for [the past] 5 years..., I can truly say that my experience has been helpful to me academically, socially, and personally... Even with the limitations posed this year, I continue to learn and grow through those aspects and more.


I joined debate shy and unknowing of many social aspects of life... [I]am now confident enough to say that I enjoy learning about [a] variety of motions starting from the expenses of university education, to international relations. Debate has taught me incredibly useful speaking skills, helped me learn from [the] successful and unsuccessful times, and opened my knowledge on topics that affect me. I also continue to meet many people who I am grateful to call my friends, and mentors.


The limitations of COVID-19 have not stopped the great debate experience, as I was able to attend virtual workshops, tournaments, and learn from others. Regardless of the number of years you have done debate, it is a rewarding and beneficial experience, that you should not shy [away] from joining even during the current global circumstances.

-Sahasro B., Grade 9, Aden Bowman Collegiate

Tournament 8: Law

Elementary Division Results

Beginner Speakers

  1. Luke M, Saskatoon Home Educated Debaters
  2. Ibrahim H, Greystone Heights School
  3. Zaiden E, Saltcoats School


Beginner Teams

  1. Devin P. & Luke M, Saskatoon Home Educated Debaters
  2. Ibrahim H. & Mehtab B, Greystone Heights School
  3. Dougal F. & Jens V, Saltcoats School


Intermediate Speakers

  1. Lucas L, Greystone Heights School
  2. Samuel W, Greystone Heights School
  3. Aaleyah A, Sylvia Fedoruk School


Intermediate Teams

  1. Aaleyah A. & Yurui Q, Sylvia Fedoruk School
  2. Jotiraditya G. & Jakob I, Dr. John G. Egnatoff School
  3. Lucas L. & Samuel W, Greystone Heights School

High School Division Results

Novice Speakers

  1. Fizza A, Bedford Road Collegiate
  2. Gurleen K, Bedford Road Collegiate
  3. Simrah I, Evan Hardy Collegiate


Novice Teams

  1. Abdullah A. & Gurleen K, Bedford Road Collegiate
  2. Simrah I. & Taha I, Evan Hardy Collegiate
  3. Fizza A. & Tajwar N, Bedford Road Collegiate


Open Speaker

  1. Sahasro B, Aden Bowman Collegiate
  2. Isabelle M, Bedford Road Collegiate
  3. Blake K, Bedford Road Collegiate


Open Teams

  1. Sahasro B. & Lucas T, Aden Bowman /Walter Murray Collegiate
  2. Isabelle M. & Mahrukh H, Bedford Road Collegiate
  3. Rafay A. & Muhammad M, Walter Murray/Campbell Collegiate

Upcoming Events

UBC Debate Society 2021 Spring High School Tournament

The University of British Columbia Debate Society is hosting their annual Spring High School Tournament. This is a two day, 5 round tournament featuring both Canadian National Style and British Parliamentary Style.


It is a great opportunity to meet and compete with other debaters from across the country.


Tournament Information:

Dates: Friday April 16th - Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Location: Zoom and Discord

Registration Fee: $30 per competing team/$10 per non-judging adult


Tournament Format:

Junior Tournament (Grade 9 and under)

  • Canadian National Debate Format, with 6-minute speeches
  • Rounds 1 and 2 will be prepared, with competitors debating both sides
  • Rounds 3, 4, and 5 on Saturday will be impromptu
  • The Junior Final will be held on Saturday afternoon, spectators welcome
  • Judge Requirements: All participants must provide one judge per team


Senior Tournament (Grade 10 and over)

  • British Parliamentary Style, with four teams and 5-minute speeches
  • There will be five impromptu rounds, with a break to Semifinals and Finals
  • There will be a short intro to BP seminar before the tournament begins
  • Judge Requirements: All participants much provide one judge per two teams


If you are interested in participating in this event, or would like to know more please email info@saskdebate.com

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