November 2013


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"Northup, Brent" <[log in to unmask]>
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USA Debating in the WUDC Format <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 6 Nov 2013 23:18:03 +0000
>Hi to everyone
>Cross the border, friends! Good competition and warm hosts await you!
>Carroll recently returned from a lovely weekend at a Western Canadian BP
>tournament, The Novice Fall Open at the University of Calgary. This was a
>classy event with more than 50 teams, featuring lots of food and gracious
>hospitality. Thanks to the efforts of Pardeep, Eli, Robbie, Douglas,
>Michael, Rob, Maria and many others all of us who attended had a
>wonderful time.
>I'm writing to encourage BP schools in the Western states to consider
>crossing the border to more Western Canadian tournamentsŠVictoria,
>Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and more!
>Over Thanksgiving weekend the University of Alberta in Edmonton hosts the
>Hugill (invite attached), a tournament with a long and proud history,
>that's hosted a great and gracious team. This is Nisha nation ­ with
>friends Robbie, Catherine, Jessica, Jennifer, Mark, Iain and many more.
>We are sending teams to the Hugill (and the Mall) and I'm writing to
>encourage you to join us.
>In addition to some fine debating, you can also visit the West Edmonton
>Mall which a scholarly source says is the largest shopping mall in North
>America and the 10th largest in the world. It even has a sandy beach with
>waves ­ all indoors! (Don't use Wikipedia in your dissertation.)
>For more Hugill information, drop an email to Dan or Mark at
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>On Nov 22, a week earlier, the University of Saskatchewan hosts The
>Diefenbaker (invite attached), an event in lovely Saskatoon! Two
>exceptional ladies from U of S won the Calgary event! We can always hope
>they are too busy to enter their own event. In your free time go downtown
>and enjoy a wonderful outdoor ice rink next to the Delta Bessborough
>Hotel. (Wear gloves and a scarf and a hat.)
>For Diefenbaker information, visit at
>Apologies to fine tournaments I'm overlooking (like U Victoria and UBC).
>I'm just providing a sampler of northern delights. (By the way, we saw
>the northern lights on the way to Saskatoon onceŠspectacular.)
>That's enough for now. Montana is close to the border, so we love going
>north. And it's the least I can do to spread the good news to others. You
>can find a calendar on the Canadian BP site, CUSID. Enter the forum and
>click to the CUSID West chat site and you'll find lots of information.
>For Western Canadian events, contact U of Alberta's Catherine Fan, VP of
>CUSID West. ([log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask])
>I have no doubt that Eastern Canada is wonderful, tooŠbut Ontario and
>Quebec aren't on the northern Montana border so I'm not quite as
>familiar. But I would LOVE to visit TorontoŠor MontrealŠor hosts of other
>fine Eastern Canadian cities where I know fine BP events are held. Soon.

>That's all for now. Hope everyone is bundled up and buckled up. This time
>of the semester is a touch stressful, said the apostle of the obvious.
>Best wishes to all and to all a good night.
>Šwho was raised in Port Angeles and could see Victoria from his back
>porch! And who listened to sixties rock on CFUN Vancouver.
>Brent Northup
>Carroll College
>1601 N. Benton
>Helena, MT. 59625
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