You may think you know everything there is 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 Wednesday, September 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.
Listening to contestants
The city sent out a survey after the event to get feedback, and most of the responses came back very positive.
“Our team had a lot of fun, and we won a water bottle! It was something different to do that was interactive and felt like we were amongst other people.”
“We loved learning new facts about our area. The categories were varied so there was something for everyone!”
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.”
Don’t forget to sign up ahead of time
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.”
The city also got feedback on how to improve the quiz from last time.
“It very obviously ran too long, so we shortened it to try and stay under an hour. We also will be giving a time limit on questions to reduce the time people have to Google the answers,” 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:
- Sign up your team HERE ahead of time.
- On September 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.
- Tune into the Selkirk Virtual Quiz Night live stream on the Facebook page. That’s where you’ll get the questions from.
- It’s best that you have 2 devices ready. One for the quiz form and one for the Facebook Live Stream.
For more information contact:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator