Apr 27, 2017

How well do you know your Canadian Trivia? Are you an armchair Jeopardy Champion?  Come out to the Blackfly Derby to show off your skills. You might bring home some prizes or one of the coveted Blackfly Derby Trophies.

Connections Adult Learning is holding the first ever Blackfly Derby Chili and Trivia Night, Friday May 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at The Granite Ridge Education Centre. Trivia questions will focus on a variety of subjects for all ages, but will all have a Canadian connection in respect to Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations this year.  You can come on your own, or put together a team of up to four family, friends, or co-workers to compete in this fun and food filled night.  Each team will be using a hand held device, either a smart phone or tablet.  You can bring your own or one can be provided.

The program being used for the challenge is called Kahoot.  This program is used widely by more than 1.5 million educators and over 49 million students in just the three years since it was developed.   The questions have been created by Granite Ridge students with the help of Teacher, Peggy Hurley. These are multiple choice questions, and hopefully, you will find them challenging and fun.  

Try to think up a creative name for your team as well as an individual “Handle” for yourself.  The theme of the evening celebrates two iconic events in May – The Kentucky Derby and the unescapable Black Fly season.  Teams are encouraged to wear either Derby or blackfly attire, prizes will be awarded for the best.

The cost of this evening is a mere $5.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. The price of your ticket entitles you to the trivia challenge as well as a delicious chili dinner.   In addition, you will be able to purchase themed mocktails like, Kentucky Derby mint juleps, Shampagne, Deep Woods Off, and Run for the Roses.

Connections Adult Learning will be holding another Blackfly Derby in Northbrook in co-operation with the Lions Club of Land-O-Lakes on Friday, May 12th. This Trivia Challenge will be held at the Lions Club Hall in Northbrook.

Tickets can be purchased at Connections Adult Learning or, if your business or office has put together a team, a Connections staff member can come out to bring your tickets to you. Please check the Connections Adult Learning Facbook page and webpage for more details. Please call 613-279-2499 to purchase tickets or get more information.

This event is to celebrate the ASITT program, created with funds from a Trillium Grant.  ASITT stands for alleviating social isolation through technology. Connections Staff has been out in the community with the assistance of wonderful volunteers, helping people to feel better about using technology and solving problems they may have.

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