Know it all? Give Qualicum Bay fundraiser a try

Annual Trivial Pursuit night at the Lighthouse Community Centre March 3

Louise Duncan

If you think you know it all you’ll want to check out an event being held this weekend at the Lighthouse Community Centre in Qualicum Bay.

The third annual Trivial Pursuit night fundraiser being organized by the BowHorneBay Community Club is set for Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Event organizer Sandra Wahlgren said she hasn’t taken any questions from the board game Trivial Pursuit but she has gotten smarter with gathering the questions over the years.

“Before I used to have an intense couple of months researching the 60 questions, but now whenever I come across an interesting fact or something that piques my interest, I immediately write it down.  There are even a couple of questions based on articles I have read in The Parksville Qualicum Beach News,” she admitted.

Wahlgren, the librarian at Arden Elementary School in Courtenay, said as a librarian she should know a lot of things but even she has learned something new from the questions and she thinks people are going to be surprised at a few of the answers.

There are four categories: 2011 Headlines; Canadian Trivia; Trivial Trivia and Social Issues.

“It will be a lot of fun. There are some silly questions, but also questions that will hopefully make you more aware of what is happening in the world around you.”

Tickets for the event are $10 and money raised from the night will be used to support the Bowser Food Bank, two scholarships at Kwalikum Secondary School and offset costs for the Lighthouse Fall Fair.

The coveted first prize is engraved glass mugs by Cedar Moon Studio and Gallery with local fresh roasted coffee by Tienes grano and tea from Sinclair Teas along with other goodies.

The format for the night includes teams of six people who must also come up with a team name. Wahlgren said it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a group of six because she will place them with other people to form a team.

“At last year’s event, we had lots of couples and pairs show up and we placed them at tables to make up teams.  There is a lot of laughter and friendly banter between the teams.” she said.

There will be a cash bar and appetizers during the intermissions and the community has generously donated numerous door prizes.

Tickets are available at Mulberry Bush Bookstore in Qualicum Beach and in Bowser at the Lighthouse Feed and Garden Centre and Salish Sea Market, or you can buy them at the door.


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