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Ladysmith trivia night first event from new recreation committee

by Guillaume Laflamme
Mar. 27, 2024
Dozens of trivia enthusiasts packed into the Thorne Community Recreation Association on Wednesday evening for a trivia night fundraising event hosted by Thorne municipality’s newly formed Ladysmith Recreation Committee.
Teams of five to six players competed in two hours of questions covering 10 different topics, written and delivered by Greg Atkinson, who himself grew up in the Ladysmith area.
“I probably enjoy preparing the questions as much as the audience enjoys answering them,” Atkinson said.
The Clan Davies team, which consisted of Terry Davies, Muriel Davies, Jennifer Davies, Sharon Davies and Karen Davies, won the first place prize.
The event was the first to be organized by the volunteer committee, which was created at the request of the municipality with the mandate to organize activities for Ladysmith residents of all ages.
The committee’s goal was to raise money to be used for hosting future community events, including Thorne’s Canada Day celebrations.
One of the committee’s members, Terri-Lyn Blaskie said volunteering for the committee offered her a chance to give back to the community she grew up in.
“We grew up here as kids and our parents were on the committee back when we were little kids,” Blaskie said. “Our moms did it, and now we’re doing it.”
A handful of local businesses donated door prizes and prizes for trivia winners. The sponsors for the evening were Bretzlaff’s convenience store, Shawville’s Giant Tiger, WePC, Shawville’s UniPrix pharmacy, W.A. Hodgins Home Hardware, Stedmans V&S, Hotel Ladysmith, Renfrew No Frills and Pontiac Home Bakery.
The event was a success according to Monique Atkinson, one of the members of the newly formed recreation committee.


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