Marquis Trivia Night a Great Success!

February 5th, 2014 by admin

Fifty six enthusiastic Marquis supporters and trivia buffs packed the second floor dining room at The Dock on Princess on January 17 for a very successful information and fund-raising event. Aside from the delicious meal served by The Dock, the main feature of the evening was an exciting and competitive trivia game organized by Marquis Board Member Carissa Taylor and emceed by BU Communications Officer Glen Kirby. The crowd was organized into teams of four, with the most notable teams representing Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, and a motley crew of local politicians.

The evening included a silent auction for items donated by supportive local businesses and individual donors, a 50/50 draw, door prizes and a Fair Trade information table. Proceeds of the event, earmarked for the joint Marquis – TSAEE project in Tanzania, exceeded the $1,000 goal by $400!

The Marquis Project would like to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work put in by Carissa and Michelle in particular, and additional support provided by Al, Mireille, Manuel, Naomi, and Samantha. Thanks also to Emcee Glen Kirby and to all those who sold and purchased silent auction and dinner tickets.

Finally, Marquis would like to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals who made generous donations for the silent auction and door prizes:

  • Two Farm Kids
  • Ten Thousand Villages
  • Mindful Brandon
  • Wildflower Café
  • Coffee Culture
  • Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • The Dock on Princess
  • Remington’s Seafood & Steakhouse
  • Hansel & Gretel Schnitzel House
  • Wok Box
  • Manuel Godoy
  • Mireille Saurette
  • Judy Bartel
  • Linda & Al Friesen

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About Marquis

The Marquis Project is a non-profit, charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to making our world better. Established in 1979 by development activists in and around Brandon, Manitoba, it is sustained by the support and participation of individuals, families, congregations, schools and community organizations. What began as a small resource centre on world issues serving southwestern Manitoba is now a nationally recognized non-governmental organization.