From March 2nd to 5th, 2017, 12 Brentonians, alongside their coaches, Ms. MacInnis and Mr. Bryant, set off to Vancouver for the BC Debate Provincials. Our trip consisted of sushi, card games, riding luggage carts and, believe it or not, some serious debating. We sent three junior teams: Lulu J & Caden K, Liam P & Jemma O, and Marc Y & Maya J and three senior teams: Afyz M & Kavi G, Morgan W & John E and David M & Delaney B. There were about 180 competitors, half juniors and half seniors.
Brentwood had the largest contingent from any region to participate in the tournament. Kavi & Afyz came in 5th and qualified to continue on to the Senior Nationals on April 21-23 in Vancouver while John & Morgan, as the second place Grade 11 team, qualified for the Oxford Cup, in November and Liam placed tenth for the junior debaters in BC. The trip was a successful one and everyone had lots of fun as well as an unforgettable experience.
Maya J, Hope ‘19