Quiz to keep rescuers flying

by Andy Bryenton

Ruawai’s Lions Club is pitching in to help the Northland Rescue Helicopter once again, as part of a campaign, which has already seen them raise funds for the rescue heroes and assist in constructing a helipad for emergency flights to Ruawai.

This time they have planned a fun quiz night at the local sports club, inviting both residents and those from further afield to test their mental agility against the twisted trivia of quiz master James Nyssen. Fans of shows like The Chase will have their chance to prove their powers, says Lions Club president Rosemary Webb.

“Our aim is not only to have fun but to focus on raising money for the very important rescue helicopter service and on bringing the Ruawai community together for something positive,” she says.

The Ruawai Lions’ first quiz night, in 2016, was a definitive success. Rosemary also challenges folks from Dargaville to come and give it a try in the name of inter-town pride.

There will be a swag of prizes on offer, from the serious to the silly, across categories spanning the brainiest team (maximum team size is four) through to the best theme costumes and the most laughable wrong answer.

Questions will be suitable for all ages, and there are bar facilities for refreshments available. It all kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday, October 18.

Prospective contestants should call Rosemary on 027 2102 008 to register their teams. Entry costs only $10 a person, on the night, with all proceeds going to the rescue helicopter’s continued mission of saving lives.