Upcoming and Previous Events
Next Up in Newfoundland
The NLSDU hopes to hold the term's first Training Day on September 30th, 2023. Register for the Mailing List for future updates on the event and whether the date changes as new schools resume operations.
Upcoming Out-of-Province Events Open to NL Students
The Manitoba Speech & Debate Association (MSDA) is partnering with Balmoral Hall School, Gray Academy of Jewish Education, and St. John's-Ravenscourt School to host the 2023 Canadian British Parliamentary Asper Cup Debate Championship. This tournament will be hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba from Friday, November 17th to Sunday, November 19, 2023. Information relating to this event will be sent out to NL students via our Mailing List.
NLSDU Online Tournament - April 3rd & 4th 2020
Our first online tournament! We successfully hosted our first online tournament this April with students from around the Country and judges from around the world. We're excited to host another tournament, reach out to Programming@NLSDU.org for more information about our online platform. Click here for more info
September Welcome Back Training Day - September 22nd 2019
A welcome and welcome back event! Boasting over 20 people we started the year strong! Excited to see what the 2019-2020 school year will being!
Annual General Meeting - 2019
The Newfoundland and Labrador Speech and Debate Union finished another great year! We've hosted many events, coordinated with our community partners, and attended some amazing events. Reach out to Chair@NLSDU.org for financial information or more about our proceedings!
Junior and Senior High Provincials - 2019
The NLSDU was proud to host the Newfoundland and Labrador Junior and Senior High Provincial Tournament. This tournament was used to determine the Newfoundland and Labrador delegation for the National Competition happening in a months time. The weekend long tournament was between 11 teams, from across the province!
Back to School Training Day
Hosted at Holy Heart of Mary on September 24th 2018, our back to school training day provided training for potential coaches and judges as well as refreshers for returning students and new debaters!
2018 Summer Camp
Boasting 20 students attending grades seven through twelve in the 2018-19 academic year, the NLSDU summer debate camp was a success. We finished the week with a competition with a great competition!
High School Nationals - 2018
The NLSDU was proud to host the 2018 Canadian National Debate Championships, High School Nationals from April 20th-22nd where almost 150 of Canada's best came to compete in St. John's at Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School. Our John Harris and Henry La Praire (From Holy Heart) broke to semi finals in the French division!
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Junior and Senior High Provincials - 2018
The NLSDU was proud to host the Newfoundland and Labrador Junior and Senior High Provincial Tournament. This tournament was used to determine the Newfoundland and Labrador delegation for the National Competition happening in a months time. The weekend long tournament was between 11 teams, from Roncalli Central (Avondale), Discovery Collegiate (Bonavista), Holy Spirit High (CBS), Villanova Junior High (CBS), Holy Heart of Mary (St. John's), St.Bonaventure's College (St. John's), and Brother Rice Junior High (St. John's)! (Schools organized alphabetically by Town Name)
NLSDU LANTERN FESTIVAL COMMUNITY BOOTH
ST.JOHN’S, Newfoundland - July 21 2017 - The annual Victoria Park Lantern Festival is fast approaching and the Newfoundland and Labrador Speech and Debate Union (NLSDU) is glad to announce that we will be present at our very own Community Booth! The Lantern Festival has been an institution at Victoria Park since 1998 and we are excited to have a place among other nonprofit and for-profit groups that support this celebration of community.