Sheena McCorquodale became the fifth castaway voted off Ballenas Island as SurvivorPQB moves into its final three weeks. — NEWS file photo

Survivor PQB down to three castaways

Readers vote for favourites to earn chance at $250 in groceries

Sheena McCorquodale becomes the fifth castaway voted off beautiful Ballenas Island! Once again Tribal Council was reasonably close, with only four percentage points of the vote separating two of the castaways.

Comments from our readers on how they voted included:

“I’m all for the Southenders because we get and spread more sunshine.”

“Want the Southenders to win.”

“Just trying to give my old grade 8 chemistry lab partner a chance to win!”

So Sheena McCorquodale, artist and cat wrangler, joins Bob Cummings, financial planner and longtime Parksville Rotarian; 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 three remaining castaways are: George Lenz, carpenter and Deep Bay Fire Department Fire Chief; 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 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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