A recent quiz night hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Penticton did more than just test locals on their knowledge of math, sports and Canadian history.
The event raised $4,000 for the OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre as well, with the top three teams donating 100 per cent of their cash prizes back to support services for children with developmental challenges.
“We are so touched by the generosity of the Kiwanis Club of Penticton and all of the attendees who showed their support of our centre,” said Megan Windeler, a philanthropy associate at OSNS. “It felt refreshing to have everyone together again in person having some fun for a good cause.”
The quiz night hosted 22 teams made up of four people on May 18 at the St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.
Having general trivia knowledge, though, wasn’t the only thing those in attendance were eager on showing off. Teams like “Taking Care of Quizness” proved that getting clever with naming was just as important.
Emerging victorious was “Les Quizerables,” edging out the second-place finishers by just one point.
“It was a great evening that was a result of terrific teamwork within our club and strong community support,” said Doug Button, a Kiwanis Club member and quiz night committee chair.
The Penticton-based OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre have supported children with developmental challenges since 1978, with speech therapy and autism intervention among the services offered. More than 1,600 children from across the South Okanagan visit the centre annually.
Last month’s event marked the third time the Kiwanis Club has supported the centre through a quiz night.