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Upcoming Live Shows - Saskatoon Oct 23, 2018

The Debaters are coming to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday October 23, 2018!

Oct 13, 2018: Antiques Roadshow & Aquafit

Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker give a priceless performance in their debate on Antiques Roadshow. Then, Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett dive into Aquafit!

There is no better entertainment than Antiques Roadshow

Myles Anderson and Ivan Decker have a knick-knack for jokes when they question the true value of the television program Antiques Roadshow.

Aquafit is a wonderful way to keep fit

Mayce Galoni and Deborah Kimmett use their noodles when they discuss if Aquafit is a good form of exercise.

Oct 10, 2018: No More Royals & Abbreviations

This week Aisha Brown and Scott Vrooman duke it out over whether or not we need more royals. Then, Sandra Battaglini and Patrick Ledwell cram in their arguments over the use of abbreviations.

We don't need any more royals

Aisha Brown and Scott Vrooman step into the bloodline of fire when they discuss if we really need more royals.

Are abbreviations a good thing?

Sandra Battaglini and Patrick Ledwell are checking their word counts when they question the true value of abbreviations AKA “abreeves”.

Oct 6, 2018: Indigenous Place Names & Bees vs Butterflies

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni have landmark opposing views when they discuss if all place names should be Indigenous. Then, Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle create quite the buzz when they debate bees vs. butterflies.

All place names should be Indigenous names

Howie Miller and Mayce Galoni map out their arguments when they discuss if when it comes to geography, all place names should be changed to Indigenous names.

Bees are superior to butterflies

Jacob Samuel and Sophie Buddle float like a butterfly and sting like a bee when they debate who the superior insect is.

Oct 3, 2018: Sports Interviews & The End is Near

Peter Anthony and Chantal Desjardins step up to the mic to discuss if we should stop interviewing pro athletes. Then, Ron Sparks debates if the future looks great or grim against his toughest opponent yet: himself!

Stop interviewing professional athletes

Peter Anthony and Chantal Desjardins are going on the record when they face-off against the idea of broadcasters no longer interviewing professional athletes.

The end is near!

In this truly special debate, it’s Ron Sparks vs. Ron Sparks over whether we should view the future with optimism or pessimism.

Sept 29, 2018: Birds as Pets & Love Songs Suck

Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae ruffle each other’s feathers when they debate if birds make great pets. Then, Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson hit all the right notes when they discuss love songs.

A bird is a wonderful pet

Carole Cunningham and Lara Rae get cagey over whether or not a bird makes a good pet.

Love songs are the worst songs

Leonard Chan and Dean Jenkinson try to strike a power chord with their Winnipeg audience on the importance of love songs.

Sept 26, 2018: Women Tougher Than Men & Chess vs. Checkers

Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott are flexing their muscles when they debate who the stronger sex is. Then, Rob Pue and Todd Graham make all the right moves over the superior board game: chess or checkers?

Women are tougher than men

Things get a little teste when Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott face off over the question of who is stronger: men or women?

Chess is superior to checkers

Rob Pue and Todd Graham fight for dominance over the board when they debate if chess is superior to checkers.

Sept 22, 2018: eSports & Victoria Capital of BC

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom push each other’s buttons when they debate if competitive video games should be considered real sports. Then, Charlie Demers and Katie-Ellen Humphries get political over whether Victoria should be the capital of BC.

eSports are indeed sports

Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas) and Kyle Bottom try to joy-stick it to one another when they discuss if electronic sports, also known as “eSports”, should get the recognition they deserve.

Victoria should not be the capital of British Columbia

Charlie Demers, with the help of a surprise guest, tries to convince Victoria-native Katie-Ellen Humphries why her hometown should no longer be BC’s capital.

Sept 15, 2018: Fire vs. Wheel & House Party vs. Bush Party

Derek Seguin and Don Kelly get fired up for their debate over which is superior: fire or the wheel. Then, Kathleen McGee and Alex Sparling are breaking all the house rules when they tackle the best location for a party.

Women are tougher than men

Things get a little teste when Carol Zoccoli and Sterling Scott face off over the question of who is stronger: men or women?

Chess is superior to checkers

Rob Pue and Todd Graham fight for dominance over the board when they debate if chess is superior to checkers.
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