Welcome Back

After a long and cold vacation, it is time to get back to debate.

Weekly meetings are being held every Wednesday at 5 pm in Humanities Centre 2-11. At meetings, there are practice rounds, where one can debate, judge, or watch a round. There will be some debate training sessions as well.

Meetings are fairly informal; everyone is welcome to come, regardless of whether they are members.

As well there are several upcoming tournaments:



Winter Carnival (January 21-23) at McGill University in Montreal.

Registration is closed for this tournament; the UADS will be sending 2.5 teams.

North American Debating Championships (January 28-30) at Cornell University in New York.

Registration is closed for this tournament; the UADS is sending one team.

McGoun – Western Canadian Championships (February 4-6) at the University of Calgary.

Registration is open until January 21, 2005. We want to send a large contingent. If you want to go as a debater or a judge, please email Stephanie Wanke.

Pacific Cup (February 18-20) at the University of British Columbia.

Registration is open until February 1. This tournament promises to be a blast, and it falls on the first weekend of Reading Week. If you are interested in debating or judging at this tournament, email Stephanie Wanke.

Shumiatcher Cup (March 4-6) at the University of Regina.

Registration will be opening shortly. If you are interested in attending, please email Stephanie Wanke.

French National Championships (March 11-13) at Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec.

Registration is open. If you are interested in attending, or would like more information, email Guillaume Laroche.

Canadian National Championships (March 18-20) hosted here at the University of Alberta.

This year, the U of A has the honour of hosting the Nationals Championships. This takes a lot of work and participation. If you are interested in helping fundraise, judging, or being a part of Nationals in March, we need you. Please email Sharon Ohayon to get involved or if you have any questions.

More information will be forthcoming.

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