Joining the DSABC
British Columbia is divided into eight competitive regions to focus development across the province. Each region hosts a Regional Debating Championship to advance students to the Provincial Championship in February or March. To find out more about which region your school belong to, visit our Meet The Team page. Alternatively, if you live in the Lower Mainland, you can use the interactive map below.
In addition to completing the membership form, there is a $200 membership fee that must be paid annually by November 15th. Registrations received after this date are subject to a $50 Late Fee
The membership fee is reduced to $100 for new schools or schools with ≤4 members. There is no late fee for new schools.
To register with the DSABC, at least 1 designated contact must have a school-sponsored email address
(e.g. "@sd20.bc.ca") who will be contacted to confirm your school's acceptance of the DSABC Rules and Policies.
Students who are interested in volunteering with the DSABC as judges (Grade 12 students), moderators, and in other roles are invited to join the Student Volunteer mailing list. Please note that prospective student volunteers must be from a DSABC member school in good standing.
Adults who are interested in volunteering with the DSABC are invited to join the Adult Volunteer mailing list. Adult volunteers do not need to be affiliated with a DSABC member school.