Last trivia night at the Fox library

Tickets are $20 for the 3rd adult trivia contest on April 6 at the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam

There’s been a lot of “lasts” these days with the rebuild of the Port Coquitlam recreation complex: The last puck drop, the last skate and, come May 4, the last dance.

Next week will also signal a milestone when the Friends of the Terry Fox Library host their final adult trivia night in the building that will soon be razed for the new courtyard.

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Up to 100 tickets will be sold for the special night, a fundraiser taking place on April 6 at 7 p.m. to help fill the financial needs for the library when it moves next door this summer.

Library manager Kimberley Constable said it’s unknown right now how the trivia night proceeds will be spent. “But things will come up once they’re in the new building,” said Friends president Iain MacIver. “They’ll likely have a wish list for us a mile long once they get going.”

In the past, the Friends’ funds have been used to purchase a new sound system, for example; it will be used at this year’s trivia event, Constable told The Tri-City News.

Other than the nostalgia, there’ll be no theme for the trivia contest. Irene McKinney, who is on the Friends executive board, is designing the 55 questions — 11 categories, with five questions each — and she’ll be on hand to score each of the teams’ answer sheets with MacIver.

PoCo Mayor Brad West will read out the questions to the teams of eight, and prizes will be awarded to the winning table, the group with the lowest score and the team with the best name. Door prizes will also be given out. “Nobody leaves empty handed,” Constable said.

To purchase a ticket at $20, visit the Terry Fox Library at 2470 Mary Hill Rd.; a limited supply will be available at the door on the event night. Businesses wanting to donate gifts and snacks are asked to email igmaciver@gmail.com.

Meanwhile, as the Terry Fox Library spring cleans its shelves before the big move, some of its books will be on sale at discounted prices. Call 604-927-7999.

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