British Columbia is pleased to host the 2017 Senior National Championships. All active provincial or territorial debate organizations in Canada are invited to send up to six teams to participate in this year's championships. This year's championship will be hosted by West Point Grey Academy, and will be held from April 21st - 23rd (travel days April 20 and 23rd). Registration will be available online from Friday, February 17th and closing Thursday, March 30th. Any spaces unclaimed by this deadline will be offered to participating organizations on a rotating, as available basis.
Please note that all teams must be accompanied by an official chaperone who is responsible for all members of the provincial or territorial delegation (this can also be the same person who is responsible for the junior teams attending nationals). In addition, we require all provinces to provide a judge for every 2 teams registered.
The registration fee is $275 per debater/ adult coach or judge. There is no charge for the official chaperone from each province or territory. All meals except Saturday supper are provided for registered participants, coaches and judges.
Registration fee does not include accommodations; we have arranged a block of rooms at the Sheraton Wall Centre (1088 Burrard St., Vancouver BC ph#604-331-1000) from April 19-24th, 2017. The rate is $189 +tax regardless of quad, triple, double or single occupancy. As this will be the location of the national team tryouts and the break rounds and awards banquet on Sunday, all competitors are encouraged to stay at this hotel for the duration of the championships. There will be scheduled bus transfers from the Sheraton to the host schools for the debating rounds each day.