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The Debaters are coming for two shows on September 19 & 20, 2023!
June 9, 2023: Glue vs. Tape & No More Exams
Arthur Simeon and Derek Seguin get into a sticky situation when they spar over whether glue is a better adhesive than tape. Then, are standardized exams totally unnecessary? Ashwyn Singh and Lisa Baker put each other to the test.
Glue is the superior adhesive to tape
Arthur Simeon and Derek Seguin bond with the audience when they go toe-to-toe on glue versus tape.
Standardized exams are completely unnecessary
Ashwyn Singh and Lisa Baker make the grade when they take on standardized testing.
June 2, 2023: Hometown Heroes & Competitiveness
Pete Zedlacher and Matt Falk bring homegrown humour when they decide if hometown heroes warrant celebration. Then, Jenn Labelle and Myles Anderson go head-to-head on whether we should all be more competitive.
We should celebrate our hometown heroes who've made it big
Pete Zedlacher and Matt Falk get what’s Burton Cummings to them when they take on hometown heroes.
Everybody should be more competitive
Jenn Labelle and Myles Anderson win over the crowd when they tackle competitiveness.
May 26, 2023: Lemonade vs. Iced Tea & Winnie the Pooh
Dean Jenkinson and Katie-Ellen Humphries deliver refreshing performances when they fight over the superior summertime beverage. Then, Big Daddy Tazz and Todd Graham can’t bear to lose in their debate on Winnie the Pooh.
Lemonade is the superior summer beverage to iced tea
Attitudes sour when Dean Jenkinson tells Katie-Ellen Humphries that lemonade is superior to iced tea.
Life's most important lessons can be found in Winnie the Pooh
Go down a rabbit hole with Big Daddy Tazz and Todd Graham as they take on Winnie the Pooh.
May 19, 2023: End Nepotism! & A Day at the Spa
Rebecca Northan and Arthur Simeon access their hire power when they decide if it’s time to end the practice of nepotism. Then, Chris Locke and Juliana Rodrigues spar over whether the spa is the most relaxing retreat.
It's time to end the practice of nepotism
In this family friendly debate, Rebecca Northan and Arthur Simeon discuss if hiring relatives and friends should be retired.
Nothing is more relaxing than a day at the spa
Chris Locke and Juliana Rodrigues get steamed when they debate a day at the spa.
May 12, 2023: Zed vs. Zee & Cool Moms
Lara Rae and DeAnne Smith letter rip over the best way to pronounce the letter Z. Then, Lori Gibbs and Bree Parsons deliver a motherlode of jokes on having a cool mom.
When it comes to pronunciation, Zed is superior to Zee
It’s World War Z when Lara Rae and DeAnne Smith discuss if the Canadian way to pronounce the last letter of the alphabet is superior to the American way!
Nothing beats having a cool mom
Lori Gibbs and Bree Parsons refuse to keep mum when they square off over whether it’s blessing or a curse to have a cool mom.
May 5, 2023: Cancel Coronations & Lucky Numbers
James Mullinger and Don Kelly decide if coronation ceremonies are a royal pain. Then, does everyone have lucky and unlucky numbers? Leonard Chan and Zabrina Douglas give this topic some four-thought.
Coronation ceremonies should be cancelled
James Mullinger and Don Kelly explore the noble art of debate when they go head-to-head on coronations.
Everyone has lucky and unlucky numbers
Leonard Chan and Zabrina Douglas make it count when they take on lucky numbers.
Apr. 28, 2023: Ban Exotic Pets & No More Highways
Nathan Macintosh and Laurie Elliott get the lion’s share of the laughs when they discuss owning exotic pets. Then, should we stop building new highways? Elvira Kurt and Jon Steinberg are slow to merge on this topic.
Owning exotic pets should be illegal
Nathan Macintosh and Laurie Elliott refuse to let pythons be pythons when they wrangle over exotic pets.
Stop building new highways
Elvira Kurt and Jon Steinberg ramp it up when they decide if we should stop constructing new highways.
Apr 21, 2023: Open Marriages & Roughriders Fans
Kathleen McGee and Charlie Demers engage on whether open marriages make the best bonds. Then, Saskatoon’s Myles Morrison and Peter Brown are good sports when they go head-to-head on Roughriders fans being the superior spectators.