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A. 203 Silver Springs Way 
Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2Y3
T. 403-479-6700
Alberta Debate and
Speech Association
About Us
The Alberta Debate and Speech Association (ADSA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization. It was founded by a group of educators who believed in providing quality education to all Alberta students. Today, ADSA proudly serves over 50 member schools and is governed by a volunteer board consisting of teachers who work with the students in the classroom.

We promote speech and debate activities in English and French in the areas of: Language Arts, Drama, Social Studies, and Science throughout the Province.
ADSA is committed to the development of youth in the areas of Critical Thinking, Research, Analytical Thought, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership and Creativity.

Our Charitable Organization Business Number: 106693120RR0001

Support Us

Thanks to the ongoing support of associations and individuals, ADSA is able to provide educational materials, workshops, and a variety of regional and provincial events to the approximately 2,000 students who directly benefit from our program every year. 

There are many ways to help the Alberta Speech and Debate Association achieve its mission of the development of youth in the areas of Critical Thinking, Research, Analytical Thought, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership and Creativity! 
Volunteer with ADSA

Every year, the Alberta Debate and Speech Association hosts approximately 61 events, including: debate tournaments, Model Legislature, Law Day Mock Trials, speech competitions and much more. These educational and fun events would not be possible without the help of our volunteers!

Volunteering is a great way for alumni and parents to support a great cause while remaining involved with debate and speech! 

If you would like to donate your time and talent as a volunteer, please contact Daria at 403-479-6700 or via email.

Sponsorship

The Alberta Debate and Speech Association promotes speech and debate activities in English and French in the areas of: Language Arts, Drama, Social Studies, and Science throughout the Province.

Throughout the year, ADSA is involved with the planning and operation of tournaments and events in Edmonton, Calgary and around Alberta. 

The Alberta Debate and Speech Association currently serves:

- 81 schools
- 1471 students (youth between the ages of 12 and 18)
- 138 Coaches

Last year, ADSA hosted 61 events, including tournaments, workshops and recognition events. 

What does all of this mean for your business? The ability to reach many potential customers throughout the year while supporting the development of youth in the areas of Critical Thinking, Research, Analytical Thought, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership and Creativity. What could be better?

If your business is interested in the opportunity to advertise in exchange for providing funding, products and services for a tournament or event, Let's talk!

If you would like to sponsor an ADSA event, such as the annual Provincial Tournaments, please download our Sponsorship Package .

Please contact us at 403-479- 6700 or via email
Our Board of Directors
  1. Kate Franks
    Phillips@mail.com
    President
    Bob Edwards School Calgary
  2. Guillaume Laroche
    Phillips@mail.com
    Vice President, Debate
    Western Canada High School Calgary
  3. Lennard Fink
    Phillips@mail.com
    Vice President, Speech
    Strathcona Tweedsmuir School Okotoks
  4. Jennifer Arko
    Phillips@mail.com
    Vice President, Bilingual
    Langevin School Calgary
  5. Nathan Treloar
    Phillips@mail.com
    Treasurer
    University of Alberta Edmonton
  6. Daria Skibington-Roffel
    Phillips@mail.com
    Executive Director
    ADSA Office A: 203 Silver Springs Way, Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2Y3 P: 403-479-6700 E: contact[at]albertadebate.com
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  1. Clancy Evans
    Phillips@mail.com
    Calgary JH Debate
    Twelve Mile Coulee School
  2. Darren Kiziak
    Phillips@mail.com
    Calgary HS Debate
    Sir Winston Churchill High School
  3. Jennifer Gordon
    Phillips@mail.com
    Calgary Speech
    Wester Canada High School
  4. Vanessa Moerike
    Phillips@mail.com
    Edmonton JH Debate
    Michael Strembitsky School
  5. Linda Aschenbrenner
    Phillips@mail.com
    Edmonton SH Debate
    Lillian Osborne High School
  6. Fiona Williams
    Phillips@mail.com
    Edmonton Speech
    Archbishop MacDonald High School
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  1. Hania Aamer
    Phillips@mail.com
    Northern Alumni Rep
    Edmonton, Alberta
  2. Bryan Ma
    Phillips@mail.com
    Southern Alumni Rep.
    University of Calgary
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