Puget Sound Tournament 2019

From January 10-11, students from VDA participated in the Puget Sound Tournament down in Seattle. The students worked very hard in preparation and all debaters had outstanding performances.   Vancouver Debate Academy students Caitlin Han and Nick Liu performed particularly well and were quarter-finalists in the tournament. We are extremely proud of their achievements!  …

UBC Debate Society’s High School Tournament

Good luck, VDA teams! Vancouver Debate Academy is sending 12 teams to the UBC High School Debate Tournament taking place this weekend (April 7th and 8th). Registration has closed, but interested students are welcome to contact VDA to discuss joining a debate class to improve their skills in preparation for future tournaments. The UBC Tournament…

Upcoming: SFU High School Debate Tournament

Vancouver Debate Academy is currently preparing students for the 2018 SFU High School Debate Tournament. The tournament will take place on March 17th, 2018, and will have two categories: Junior and Senior. Debate formats in the two categories will be different; Juniors will follow Canadian National Debate Format (CNDF), while Seniors will use British Parliamentary…

2018 Debate Provincials

We had a large crew of students from Vancouver Debate Academy qualify for the BC Debate Provincials. Several received awards; all of them worked hard and deserve to be congratulated for a job well done. In the Novice category, Cheryl Chen did an exceptional job and took home the award for 2nd Best Speaker! Cheryl…

LME (Lower Mainland East) Regionals

Vancouver Debate Academy students performed exceptionally as the LME Regionals this month, taking home awards in all 3 categories; several students made it into the Provincials. In the Novice category, Stuti Sharma and Cheryl Chen made it into the Top 3 as a team and will be participating in the Provincials; Sharma won 5th Top…

Yorkson Creek Novice Invitational

Several elementary students attending Vancouver Debate Academy performed well at the Yorkson Creek Novice Invitational in Langley. Congratulations are in order for several students: Sharon Yang, who was the 8th Overall Top Speaker; Jessica Xiao, who won 3rd place Best Speaker in the Grade 5 and Under category; and Kevin Sun and Jessica Xiao, who…