Raise a Reader Literacy is Life Trivia Night goes Sept. 24

The pursuit of trivia is always fun, and on Thursday, Sept. 24 it will also be a fundraiser.

This year’s Comox Valley Raise a Reader campaign is introducing a brand new annual event – Literacy is Life Trivia Night. On Sept. 24 at Prime Chophouse and Wine Bar, teams will compete for a silver cup, bragging rights, and support local literacy programs through a fun and competitive event.

“This isn’t just any boring old fundraiser,” organizers note. “We’ve lined up prizes for best costumes, fabulous door prizes, and of course, prizes for the winning trivia team. We’ll even provide a smorgasbord of appies. Registered teams can show off your trivia skills, get creative with your costumes, meet new people and have a blast — all while supporting a great cause.”

Literacy is important to all British Columbians. Whether it’s a child getting an early start, a young mother looking to upgrade her skills to go back to school, or an individual trying to find a new job, when we make literacy a priority, good things happen: we create jobs, we improve health, we reduce crime. Proceeds from the event will remain in the Comox Valley to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives. Make your answers count and together we will help create jobs, improve health, reduce crime, and build strong individuals, strong families and strong communities. Each team must register by noon on Sept. 22 to be eligible to compete.

Register your group by contacting Naz Dizai, Raise-a-Reader marketing and community engagement consultant at nazaneen.dizai@yahoo.ca or 1-250-615-6516. Table costs for a team of four is $300 and a team of six is $400. Additional fundraising is encouraged, but not required to help the Comox Valley Raise a Reader campaign reach its goal of $25,000 this year.

Dizai has lined up MC Gayle Bates and DJ Adil Amlani to help ensure the evening is fun and full of energy for one and all (as long as you are 19 years and older). Trivia categories will range from current events to music and everything in between.