Tournament 5: The Environment

Luther College High School

Workshop Details 

This tournament comes with a workshop! Students will enjoy a workshop on climate change led by Krystopher Chutko, Assistant Professor & Chair, Environment & Society and Hydrology Programs at the University of Saskatchewan. This workshop will provide students with the relevant context to address the motions. Krystopher wants to hear from the students! We encourage students who have any questions about climate change & the environment to submit their questions through this FORM, so Krystopher can adress them as the workshops. 

Elementary Workshop

  • Zoom
  • Tuesday November 28
  • 6:00 - 7:00 PM

High School Workshop

  • Zoom
  • Monday November 27
  • 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Tournament Details 

  • Location: Luther College High School, Regina 
  • National Style Debate 
  • All division. Grades 5 to 12.
  • 2 rounds prepared, 1 Impromptu
  • 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM 
  • There will be a French division dependent on registrations.

Prepared Motions

Elementary Prepared Motion:

This house believes scientists should decide environmental policy instead of politicians.

Students should come prepared to debate both sides of the motion. There will be an impromptu motion after two rounds of this prepared motion.

High School Motion:

This house would abandon the search for climate solutions and fully invest in space travel and exploration.

Students should come prepared to debate both sides of the motion. There will be an impromptu motion after two rounds of this prepared motion.


  • Judges should register HERE by November 26. 
  • All teams must provide one judge for the event.  
  • Teams that do not provide a judge may be unable to compete.  
  • Judges do not need previous experience. We provide a judge briefing at the start of every event to teach judges how to score a debate and give feedback.  
  • The judge requirement is still in place for teams travelling from another town. We recruit judges from the community to support travelling teams who are unable to recruit judges and fill judging gaps. A community judge cannot be guaranteed.


We have reached the limit of teams at the tournament. Please email to be put on the waitlist. We will allow more registrations if more spots become available. 

  • A registration form must be filled out for each student by Sunday November 26.  The form will register students for the workshop as well! 
  • There may be a limit to the number of teams who can register.   
  • If the number of teams registered is not divisible by two, some teams may be required to sit out one round at the event.  
  • If you do not have a partner, SEDA will do its best to match you with a partner. 

Debater Fee

Fee with included Transportation  - $55


  • One environmental workshop
  • One tournament
  • Lunch
  • Bus transportation

Fee without Transportation  - $15


  • One environmental workshop
  • One tournament
  • Lunch

E-transfer to by November 26. Put the students name followed by T5 in the memo line. Teams that cancel less than 24 hours before the tournament will still owe tournament fees. 

Meals at In-person Tournaments

  • Please bring a reusable water bottle. 
  • Lunch is provided for debaters, coaches, judges, and volunteer moderators.  
  • Observers can purchase a lunch ticket for $15. This must be indicated on the registration form.  

SEDA Bus from Sasaktoon

  • Each team must be chaperoned. If a team does not have a club coach coming on the bus, an adult chaperone must accompany them.  Adult chaperones ride for fee.
  • Judges ride for free. 
  • Observer bus tickets are $15
  • The bus will leave Saskatoon from the Sobeys in Stonebridge (3100 Preston Avenue S) at 6:00 AM. If students are not there on time, the bus may leave without them.  
  • The bus will leave Luther College High School in Regina at 4:40 PM to arrive back at the Sobeys in Stonebridge by 7:30 PM. Parents should be ready to pick their child up in the Sobeys parking lot at 7:30 PM. 


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