Columbia Avenue in 1896.

Rossland Museum celebrates

Rossland’s past comes to life during history week

Alicia Wallace

Rossland News

The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre (RMDC) and REDroom Lounge have been bringing Rossland’s past to life at weekly trivia shows based on the history of our mountain kingdom.

Each week, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. the high tech trivia game show kicks off in the REDroom Lounge giving participants an excuse to get together and have a bit of fun.

Show host Mr. Gabriella says he thought he knew plenty in regard to Rossland’s past until the trivia nights began. “You think you know a lot about Rossland…I thought I knew a lot about Rossland,” he said.

Mr. Gabriella also assures people these nights are not intimidating; even if you don’t know a lot about local history there is still fun to be had. “A group of Brits came along and they were leading after answering the first four questions correctly,” he added.

The trivia show is tech savvy; teams are provided with a game button to buzz in on. The first team to buzz in correctly will have their name come up on the screen. Questions are asked with a slide show of pictures included for entertainment.

The questions are a mix of straight up history, trick questions and not so serious questions that people tend to take a guess at. “It is different to what most people expect,” said Mr. Gabriella.

Each week before the show, RMDC post three questions — one to their website, one on facebook and another on twitter. These sample questions give people an idea of what will be asked at the Wednesday night shows.

Prizes are also given away. Mr Gabriella explained that after hosting the British visitors, the trivia show adopted the idea of spinning a wheel when the question of the week from social media was asked.

In the skiing themed trivia night, “one of the questions was, ‘how many ski patrollers does it take to change a light bulb?’” revels Mr. Gabriella.

There are five weeks of trivia in total. Heritage week is Feb. 16–22 so reserve a game button for you and three other team members to celebrate and test out your knowledge of Rossland.

 

Arrive to the REDroom Lounge within the Prestige Resort on Columbia Ave. at 6 p.m. and ask for your game button. It is free to play and there is enough space for up to 10 teams, each with four players. For more information, visit the RMDC website at rosslandmuseum.ca.