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Upcoming Live Shows - East Vancouver Oct. 27-30

The Debaters are back performing on four nights in East Vancouver!

Oct. 23, 2020: Leave the Big City & Young Activists

Graham Chittenden and Chris Locke high-rise to the occasion when they discuss living outside the city. Then, Lara Rae and Sophie Buddle are put to the pro-test on the topic of young activists.

It's finally time to pick up and leave the big city

Whereas living in places like Toronto is getting too expensive, be it resolved it's time to pick up and leave the big city. Graham Chittenden and Chris Locke metropo-list the pros and cons of living outside the city.

Young people make the best activists

With teenage activists like Greta Thunberg succeeding where others haven't, Lara Rae and Sophie Buddle question if teens make the most impact in activism.

Oct. 16, 2020: Stop Making Bond Movies & Rescue Animals

Simon King and Howie Miller have their GoldenEye on the prize in their debate on James Bond movies. Then, DeAnne Smith and Erica Sigurdson foster funny ideas on the subject of rescue animals.

It's finally time to stop making James Bond movies!

After 25 films, is it time for the James Bond film franchise to call it quits? Simon King and Howie Miller weigh the pros and Connerys of this notion.

Anyone getting a pet should adopt a rescue

DeAnne Smith and Erica Sigurdson are in North Vancouver uncaging their potential when they question if everyone getting a pet should choose to adopt.

Oct. 9, 2020: Can't Complain & Casinos

Joe Vu and Simon Rakoff air out their grievances in their debate on complaining. Then, Derek Seguin and Aisha Brown place their bets on the need for casinos.

Ya can't complain!

It’s time for the Grumble in the Jungle when Joe Vu and Simon Rakoff discuss if we should all stop complaining.

Every city should have casino

Derek Seguin and Aisha Brown are in Toronto and things could get dicey when they debate a city’s need for a casino.

Oct. 2, 2020: Honour & Vaping

Yumi Nagashima and Ivan Decker try to do the right thing when they discuss honour. Then, Paul Myrehaug and Kyle Bottom deliver unfiltered arguments on vaping.

Everyone should live by a code of honour

The honourable Yumi Nagashima and Ivan Decker go head-to-head over whether or not everyone needs a code of honour.

Among adults, vaping is cool

Paul Myrehaug and Kyle Bottom are in North Vancouver trying to clear the air on vaping.

Sept. 25, 2020: Pumpkin & English vs. French Culture

Laurie Elliott and Kyle Brownrigg refuse to patch things up when they question the hype surrounding pumpkin in the fall. Then, it’s the clash of the titans when James Mullinger and Derek Seguin compare English and French culture.

Come fall, you can never get enough pumpkin!

Laurie Elliott and Kyle Brownrigg spice up their arguments in their debate on everything pumpkin.

British culture is superior to French culture

James Mullinger and Derek Seguin are in Saint John, New Brunswick—Canada’s only official bilingual province, keeping a London Eye on each other when they debate who has the best culture: the English or French.

Sept. 18, 2020: Home Births & Vancouver Grizzlies

Chris Locke and Julie Kim dive headfirst into their debate on home births. Then, Graham Clark and John Cullen power forward on bringing back Vancouver’s NBA team, the Grizzlies.

Anyone expecting should consider a home birth

It’s Chris Locke and Julie Kim’s due date with destiny when they take on giving birth at home.

Bring back the Vancouver Grizzlies!

Graham Clark and John Cullen argue until the clock runs out on whether or not Vancouver should bring back their basketball team, the Grizzlies.

Sept. 11, 2020: Maid of Honour vs. Best Man & Basements

The Debaters’ 15th season kicks off with Arthur Simeon and Baroness von Sketch Show’s Caroyln Taylor ringing each other’s wedding bells when they compare the maid of honour to the best man. Then, Jon Steinberg and Laurie Elliott get down and dirty on the subject of basements.

The maid of honour is superior to the best man

Arthur Simeon and Baroness von Sketch Show’s Carolyn Taylor try to follow the rules of engagement when they compare a wedding’s maid of honour to the best man.

Basements are the best room in a house

Jon Steinberg and Laurie Elliott build a strong foundation of arguments on basements.

Sept. 5, 2020: Visit Cape Breton & Weather Forecasters

Ed Macdonald and Patrick Ledwell try to East Coast to victory when they discuss if everyone should visit Cape Breton. Then, Jay Malone and Matt Wright are in a high-pressure situation when they debate weather forecasters.

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