Bob Cummings becomes the fourth castaway voted off Ballenas Island in Survivor-PQB, leaving the field down to its ‘Final Four.’ — NEWS file photo

Survivor PQB down to the final four

Readers vote for their favourite castaways to be eligible to win $250 in groceries

Bob Cummings has had his torch extinguished in SurvivorPQB. Members of Tribal Council were sure the next castaway would be voted off from the Laule’a Clan. The vote margin was the widest yet, 12 per cent. (With both castaways from the South). Comments from our readers on how they voted included: “Because he’s not George Lenz,” “Jeez Bob, am I the only one that can see through your charade?” and “Everyone has amazing stories… but North Enders have my heart.”

So Bob Cummings, financial planner and longtime Parksville Rotarian, joins Rob Jonas, retiree and president of PGOSA; David James, retired volunteer for the Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers; and Cara MacDonald Gray, landscape architect and Rotarian, in waiting for the launch to pick them up on the beach.

The four remaining castaways have made it to the merge: George Lenz, carpenter and Deep Bay Fire Department Fire Chief; Sheena McCorquodale, Qualicum Bay artist and Bow Horne Fair Volunteer; Michele Genereux, longtime volunteer for Fire & Ice and Kiwanis Village in Qualicum Beach; and Wendy Sears, event producer who works with Parksville Beachfest, Filberg Festival and others.

Readers are reminded to make sure they vote to keep their favorite castaway in the game (and on the Island). Survivor – Ballenas Island is a spoof of the popular television series featuring eight contestants from District 69, who have a good sense of humour, a favorite charity and who often volunteer their own time for the community and various charity projects.

All reader voting takes place online at PQBNews.com/Contests/ over eight weeks. The last remaining castaway will win $500 for the charity of their choice and one reader who cast a ballot will have their name entered in a draw to win one a $250 grocery card.

Like the TV version of Survivor, each week the castaways will be required to complete a number of tasks, which requires answering questions. Those who are familiar with Gilligan’s Island and Survivor will recognize the references.

Readers check the answers each week to see how their favourite castaway is doing, and then vote someone off the island in order to keep their favorite in play. Readers may vote once per day. All decisions will be made by the “Tribal Council” at the PQB News and will be final.

This is the second time the Survivor Game has been staged by the Parksville Qualicum Beach News. In 2017, Betsey Poel of Bowser was the winner of Survivor – Lasqueti Island, snagging $500 for her favorite charity, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue.

— NEWS staff

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