After the last two quiz nights you may think you know everything there is about our city; but we dare you to prove it to us during the Selkirk Holiday Quiz Night on Friday, December 11th at 7 p.m.
“In these times of having to stay home, people have really shown us that our quiz nights are a fun way to interact and play virtually. It’s a great way for friends and families to put their Selkirk knowledge to the test,” said the city’s Culture Coordinator Ellie Longbottom.
The Selkirk Holiday Quiz Night is part of Holiday Alley’s 12ish Days of Holiday Alley, a virtual celebration of Selkirk’s biggest winter festival.
Signing up is as easy as heading to the city’s website www.myselkirk.ca/quiznight. The Quiz Night will be streamed live on the city’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as simulcast on Holiday Alley’s Facebook page.
We love your feedback
The city received a lot of positive feedback after the last quiz night in September, and former residents from all over the world participated.
“I live in Calgary, so this was a great way for my family and I to get together and kind of forget about everything that’s going on and just have some fun,” said quiz participant Graham Gilbart.
“It was easy to sign up and play, and it gave us a chance to have some laughs, instead of the usual ‘how are yous’ and ‘did you read the news today.’”
The city also sent out a questionnaire to those who signed up ahead of time, asking for suggestions on how to make the quiz better and more accessible.
“We loved seeing the guest readers! put a nice twist on the questions,” said one participant.
“I hope you do another quiz night! It’s become something my family looks forward to”
“More prizes” one person wrote – which the city is planning on incorporating.
Please sign up ahead of time
One of the city’s Marketing and Communications Coordinators, Riley Aisman, will once again be your host and is bringing you more flawless and fun-filled evening than you can imagine.
The city suggests that you sign up ahead of time so that your teams name can be added to the game, and so that they can send you your quiz link ahead of time. After you sign up, you’ll get an official quiz form that you’ll use and your score will be tracked live.
“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 lots of prizes, though none are for actual “winners”. People seemed to really enjoy the random winners. What’s most important is to have a reason to have some fun.”
“When presented with the offer, we couldn’t say no. The community wants this, we want this and enjoy having something to provide to the community especially during these times,” said Aisman.
Here’s how to register and sign up:
- Sign up at MySelkirk.ca/quiznight
- On December 11, we’ll 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 5:45 p.m. so you know it’s working.
- Tune into our Virtual Quiz Night live stream on our Facebook page. That’s where you’ll get the questions from.
It’s best that you have 2 devices. One for the quiz form and one for the Live Stream.
There will be 5 questions in 5 different categories, and you’ll have 45 seconds to answer each question. Live scores will be updated every round, and we’ll have prizes to give away throughout the night.
All public health orders will be followed during the recording of this event.