It’s Survivor time again!
In the March 21 edition of the PQB News, readers will find some fun in the form of Survivor – Ballenas Island, on Page A16-17. It’s a spoof of the popular television series featuring eight contestants from District 69, who have a good sense of humour, a favourite charity and 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.
Each week readers will cast their votes to vote a “castaway” off the island. The last castaway will win $500 for the charity of their choice and one lucky reader who cast a ballot will have their name entered in a draw to win one a $250 grocery card.
The eight castaways are divided into two teams, The Laule’a Clan (Happiness). Dick Stubbs from Bowser, retired from a lifetime of adventures, playing for the Bowser Seniors Housing Society; Steffany Burger, Meadowood Store owner; Ian Lindsay, purveyor of land and homes; and Olivia Hill, high school teacher at Ballenas.
The O’Hana Clan (Family) are Donna Andres, business owner; Kim Burden, Parksville Chamber executive director; Mary Brouliette, retired volunteer; and Walter Hoogland, a builder.
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 favorite castaway is doing, and then vote someone off the island in order to keep their favourite 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 third 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 favourite charity, Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. In 2018, George Lenz was the winner ofSurvivor – Ballenas Island, snagging $500 for the Deep Bay Rescue Society.