By Chuck MacInnis
If you are a trivia fan with some spare time, then grab your thinking-cap and come out for an evening of fun and laughs while competing with those around you attempting to drag obscure bits of information from the dark recesses of their brains!
The Organizers of Run Merrickville are once again hosting a trivia night at the Merrickville Community Centre, 106 Read St. This year’s event is on Saturday, February 23, and the purpose is to raise funds for the annual Merrickville Heritage Classic.
Last year, approximately 150 people came out and provided keen competition. It was so tight a race that La Travialta only managed to edge out Fosters Follies by one point.
Although table décor was not a prize category, the Village Beanies came prepared just in case, with tablecloth, place settings, table decorations and a poster sized name card.
Race Director, Lori Urquhart, said the money raised will be used to help offset the cost of this year’s medals, and help with the purchase of more traffic pylons to enhance runner safety.
According to event organizer, Sally MacInnis, the format for the evening is simple. Participants form teams of up to 10 people and create a distinctive team name. It is an evening of tens. The cost is $10.00 per person, there are ten rounds of ten questions in a variety of categories throughout the evening and the event will close at 10 pm.
Since Google is not a permitted team member, buckets will be provided at each table to hold cell phones for the duration of the event.
No evening is truly fun without snack food! Although snacks such as chips or popcorn will be provided to the tables, team members are encouraged to bring (and share) their favourite snack foods. Sally says there is a cash bar; but coffee, tea and cookies will be provided free of charge.
Registration will take place at the door between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm; but, preferably, individuals and teams will pre-register via email at [email protected].
To save time at the door, participants may also pay via e-transfer to the above email address.