Fundraiser ready to test your knowledge

One of the last Quiz Nights was pirate themed, and players came dressed to win. (FILE)

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A night of trivia to support a local organization is back again this year.
Winkler Family Resource Centre’s (WFRC) annual Quiz Night takes place October 25 at The Zone in Garden Valley Collegiate. The evening has a western theme this year, with teams urged to dress up and get in the spirit.
Winkler Family Resource Centre coordinator Cathy Savage said the centre would like to see 25 teams compete this year. Right now, 15 teams have signed up, many of them returning competitors.
“They’ve kind of built up little rivalries against each other,” she said. “It’s absolutely fantastic because year after year you see the same teams.”
“Don’t be shy,” she added. “It’s a really fun night out. I’ve heard comments like, ‘I’m not very smart, I’m not very good at trivia.’ There’s categories for everyone. Lots of people who have said ‘I’m not good at trivia’ end up doing really well.”
Savage said there are questions about current events, celebrities and sports to name just a few of the categories.
The Quiz Night is one of WFRC’s biggest fundraisers. “All of the proceeds stay right in our centre and we use them to develop new programs and operational costs,” Savage said. “The proceeds from last year have helped us develop an inter-generational program, which we’re running in November, and a new music program, which will be starting in January.”
“By coming to our event you’re investing in our centre,” she added. “It’s so nice to have support from the community.”
Savage said the funds raised help WFRC offer more programs. “In our September/October programming session we’ve had a program running every day,” she said. “Our programs are full.
Quiz Night runs from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be prizes for the winning teams and for the best costumes, and there will be side games available for $1.
You can enter a team of eight for $160, or get a team together of four or six for $20 a player.