Trivia Night Celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday!

UPDATE May 28 – There’s still room for one more table…and individuals are needed by several tables. Registration info below.

Question: An iconic symbol of Canadiana, which animal attained official status as a national emblem on March 24, 1975?

To help get in the spirit of Canada Day and Canada’s 150th birthday celebration, the Comox Valley Council of Canadians is hosting their 11th  annual Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night. This highly anticipated event is taking place Saturday, June 10,  in the Rotary Hall of Courtenay’s Filberg Center – 411 Anderton Road. Doors open 6:00 pm with a 7:00 pm start.

The Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night is the perfect time for lovers of laughter, amusing facts and collectors of Canadian trivia to gather some brilliant (or otherwise) buddies, and prepare for a rousing, action-packed, trivia showdown of Canuck wisdom!

“Quizmaster Michael Walton has been gathering trivia questions that are guaranteed to challenge the wits of our most patriotic Canucks,” says Kathie Woodley, one of the event’s organizers. “We always enjoy an entertaining evening filled with laughter – and a few moans and groans – as we test our knowledge of all things that make us uniquely Canadian.”

The ‘only in Canada’ trivia questions will cover a range of topics, vary in degrees of difficulty, and as always, hold a few surprises. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of our country’s diverse history in an entertaining way,” says quizmaster Walton, “while also raising funds for the important work of the CV Council of Canadians.”

The evening also features a 50/50 draw, with proceeds donated to the Comox Bay Care Society Care-a-van, a non-profit, community funded mobile health unit.

A raffle, door prizes, refreshments and a delicious menu that includes Catherine Bell’s famous carrot cake round out the fun and fundraising of the Oh Canada! Team Trivia Night.

Whatever your current level of Canadiana expertise, this is a great chance to test your knowledge and challenge your recollection of Canada’s rich arts, cultural, sports and social history in an exhilarating community event.

Individual quizzers and teams of eight must pre-register by June 2 with Kathie Woodley at: (250) 334-4608 or: cvcouncilofcanadians@gmail.com. $12 per person includes a ticket for a chance to win one of the many door prizes. Saturday, June 10 at the Rotary Hall – Filberg Center, Courtenay – 411 Anderton Road. Door 6 pm, 7 pm start time.

Answer: the beaver

 

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