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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Calling all Quiz Masters

Submitted by the City of Selkirk

You may think you know everything there is to know about our city, now’s the time to put your knowledge to the test.

After a successful first installment, the City of Selkirk is hosting a second Virtual Quiz Night on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.

“The first one actually went better than we expected. It’s a great way for friends and families to get together in-person or through video chat, have some fun and learn some cool facts about our city,” said the city’s Culture Coordinator Ellie Longbottom.

The last quiz night was held on April 29 and the city’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator Riley Aisman, who also hosted the quiz on Facebook Live, said that was the first time the city ever tried a virtual event.

“We sort of learned on the fly. It was a lot of trial and error trying to figure out the best way to do this,” said Aisman.

“In the end we got a lot of great feedback from those who played and overall, everyone had fun. With the weather cooling down and people looking for things to do in their homes, we thought this would be a good time to bring it back.”

If you sign up, you’ll get an official quiz form that you’ll use and your score will be tracked live. If you don’t you can still follow along on Facebook Live and test your Selkirk knowledge.

“We did it this way so people familiar with the normal quiz format can have the closest thing to a normal quiz night as possible,” said Longbottom.

“If you’re not exactly tech-savvy, it’s as easy as going to our Facebook page and following along. There’s no prizes for winners but people didn’t really seem to mind that, they were just happy to have a reason to have some fun with their friends and family.”

“We’re going to do five different categories, but this time they’ll be a bit more interesting,” said Aisman.

“This is something we’ve wanted to do again for a long time, simply because so many people asked us to. We’ll be giving away prizes throughout the night just for playing as well. We’re really excited to give people a reason to come together, whether as a family or virtually.

Here’s how to register:

  1. Sign up your team at www.myselkirk.ca/quiznight ahead of time.
  2. On Sept. 30, the city will send you a link to the quiz form about 4 hours before it starts. That’s where you’ll submit your answers. Have the quiz form open around 6:45 p.m. so you know it’s working.
  3. Tune into the Selkirk Virtual Quiz Night live stream on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/cityofselkirk. That’s where you’ll get the questions from.
  4. It’s best that you have 2 devices ready. One for the quiz form and one for the Facebook Live Stream.
Brook Joneshttp://selkirksettlertimes.ca
Brook Jones is the editor of the Selkirk Settler Times. Jones has 24 years of experience as a multimedia journalist.

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