Debaters line-up and topics announced!

Saturday Debaters:

  • Kids and Clothes – should kids wear what they want?
    Wes Borg says, "Let kids be T-shirt disturbers." Derek Seguin wants to give Wes a dressing down.
  • Air Travel – has it improved our lives?
    Danish Anwar doubts it. Rebecca Kohler thinks flying is grand and that's the plane truth!
  • First Impressions – do they matter?
    Tanyalee Davis says, "Look again!" Darryl Orr believes in no second chances when it comes to first impressions.
  • Pigeon or Crow – which is the worse urban pest?
    Ivan Decker decries the crow. Pete Johansson picks on pigeons.
  • Moving – should friends help friends move?
    D.J. Demers says, "That's what friends are for." Tim Nutt tells him,"U-Haul it yourself."
  • Ads on CBC Radio One – should we have them?
    Al Rae says, "Anything to pay the bills." Charlie Demers sees a slippery slope.

Sunday Debaters:

  • Golf – is watching it a waste of time?
    "Of course it is," says Erica Sigurdson. "That's not a fairway to think," says John Wing.
  • Genetically Engineered Animals – are they a good idea?
    Big Daddy Tazz wants better beasts! Shazia Mirza thinks playing God is God-awful.
  • Bingo – is it a worthwhile past time?
    Paul Rabliauskas is bully for bingo. Bruce Clark thinks bingo is a blight.
  • Dressing the Same – should couples don similar duds?
    Chantel Marostica & Amber Daniels show Darcy Michaels why they never attire of dressing similar.
  • Movie Sequels – are there too many?
    David Pryde says sequels are superior. Dean Jenkinson says sequels suck.
  • Fork or Spoon – which is the superior utensil?
    Ryan Belleville is for forks. Derek Edwards swoons for the spoon.

Please note our new venue, The Club Regent Event Centre, 1425 Regent Avenue West, located behind the casino and Canad Inns. IT IS NOT AGE RESTRICTED.

Our 2015 Festival Line-up includes:

John Wing

John, Wing

A standup comedian for over three decades, John Wing sails into 2014 with The Great Plains Comedy Festival, The Hubcap Comedy Festival, and his 13th consecutive Winnipeg Comedy Festival on the schedule. He is a regular performer on CBC radio’s ‘The Debaters’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. John performs all over the world for Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival Cruise lines.

In 2013 John performed on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, going all the way to the semi-finals. His shows included performances at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, The Planet Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, and two shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

A much sought after corporate performer as well, John has done shows for Tim Horton’s, The Animal Rescue Foundation, Canada Steel, Investors Group, The Ottawa Arts Council, and many more. John has over 300 Television appearances to his credit, including America’s Got Talent, six Tonight Shows, and nine Just For Laughs Comedy Galas. He is one of the few comedians who has done the Just For Laughs National Comedy Tour twice.

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