Trivia events drawing large numbers
Tim Brody - Associate Editor
Monthly trivia events in Sioux Lookout are proving popular.
The fourth trivia event to be held this year took place in the lower Legion hall May 11 and was attended by 90 people.
In fact, due to the space’s capacity limit, organizers couldn’t accommodate everyone who wanted to play.
Sioux Lookout resident Jamie Poling, who came up with the idea for the event, said she’s amazed at how fast interest has grown. “It’s been explosive,” she exclaimed.
Each month, Poling creates a trivia event and shares it to the Sioux Lookout & Area Events & Services Facebook page.
Teams of two to six players are invited to register to take part in the age of majority events.
Trivia events consist of four rounds of questions.
There are usually about 12 questions per round.
Teams talk among themselves then write down their answers.
Prizes are awarded to the teams with the most correct answers.
Poling runs the evenings with friend Tia Hoey.
Asked how they come up with the questions for each trivia event, Poling responded, “We use Google. Basically it’s fun to look at the month that you’re in… the May category incorporated some kind of May theme or May word at the very least. Other than that, we make all of our own questions and fact-check them with search engines. It’s fun to think them up together.”
“We try to think about the sports fans, music fans, history, geography. We try to touch on everything,” Hoey commented.
Trivia events have been held at various establishments around Sioux Lookout.
Hoey said businesses have been very supportive of the event. “We’re helping to bring them business and they’re providing us with a place to do it, so it’s a win-win.”
Asked where the idea for trivia came from, Poling shared, “I was actually talking to a friend of mine about a really successful trivia night they run in Thunder Bay. I thought, I wish somebody would do that in Sioux Lookout. My friend very wisely said to me, well, why don’t you do it?”
Poling decided to do just that. “I enlisted Tia to jump on board with me and that’s how it was born.”