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The Great Trivia Challenge

First Name Mark
Last Name Thibedeau
E-mail trivia@biblehillkinsmen.ca
Club Name Kinsmen Club of Bible Hill
District # 7
Number of Members 26-40
Community Size Medium-sized community (20,000-100,000)
Community Type Urban
Project Name The Great Trivia Challenge
Type of Project (check all that apply) Ticketed event (Gala, Princess Ball, Comedy Fest, Lip Sync Battle, Trivia Night etc.)
If other, please describe
Was this project a fundraiser? Yes
Description of project The Great Trivia Challenge is one of the major projects the club runs annually. Itís an evening of
trivia questions and answers, where teams of 8 look to be crowned Trivia Champions. Itís typically held at the end of February/first of March at the Best Western Glengarry. Itís a full club
membership commitment for the evening, with the committee in charge of the planning. Tables are sold to businesses and groups in the community, with prizes donated for the silent auction and balloon pop. A major donation partner is chosen, where the majority of the proceeds are given.
Service Hours 100+
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? Yes
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community?
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved?
What was the approximate budget for this project? No cost (ex. KINdness project, time only)
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? Table entry fees, 50/50 and Silent Auction, balloon pop
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? $10,000+
What were the expenses for this project? Food for participants, some printing fees for posters and table info, plaque for winning team, and secondary prizes. Balloons, helium. Thank you gifts for MC and hosts. Some food for volunteers.
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? Our club has developed a step by step file that can be shared upon request. It outlines timelines, any and all letters to participants and community sponsors, registration forms, etc. And also ideas on choosing a partner for the event.