Trivia night

2023 Trivia Night Live!

Our next event is scheduled for

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 300 King Street, London

Doors open at 5:30 pm

Tickets sold by table of 8 people and include dinner with salad and dessert and all the usual fun.

Cash Prizes for the top five tables

1st Prize $560 2nd Prize $480 3rd Prize $400 4th Prize $240 5thPrize $160

Door Prizes, Online Silent Auction, Raffle Draw,

50/50 Draw, High Round Draw and other free contests


Contact Optimist Bill at (519) 318-0143 or trivia@oakridgeoptimists.ca for tickets.

Pay by e-transfer to treasurer@oakridgeoptimists.ca, Credit Card or mail cheques to 787 Green Lane,

London, ON N6H 2V2

Join us for

Trivia Night for the Family

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Join us on Zoom starting at 6:30 pm.

Your can play with your family or friends

from the safety of your home.

Questions geared to elementary aged

children and their parents.

Only $20 per team.


Contact Optimist Bill at (519) 318-0143 or trivia@oakridgeoptimists.ca for tickets.

Pay by e-transfer to treasurer@oakridgeoptimists.ca, Credit Card or mail cheques to 787 Green Lane, London, ON N6H 2V2

Proceeds will fund programs and services that support the education, recreation, health and safety of youth in our community.

full sponsors list 2022

The Oakridge Optimist Club would like to thank the following advertisers and sponsors.

Please mention their support when you visit or patronize these businesses or organizations.

Major Corporate Sponsors

Chapman Real Estate Team - chapmandirect.com and Oxford Dodge - oxforddodge.com


Disk Jockey and Zoom Sponsor Spriet Family Companies - spriet.on.ca


Online Silent Auction Sponsor Sifton Properties - Sifton.com


Trivia Round and Intermission Advertisers Oxford Dodge - oxforddodge.com, The Chapman Real Estate Team - chapmandirect.com, Sprucedale Care Centre - sprucedale.ca, Marlin Martens BrokerLink Insurance - BrokerLink.ca, Downs Law - downslaw.ca, Nash Jewellers - nashjewellers.com, Adams Law - pvadamslaw.ca, Peggy Sattler MPP London West - peggysattler.ca, King's University College at Western University - kings.uwo.ca, Budget Travel Warehouse - budgettravelwarehouse.com, Randy Sheffield IG Wealth Management - advisor.investorsgroup.com


Snack Sponsor Crossings Grill & Pub - crossingsgrill.ca, Electronic Payment Sponsor paystone - www.paystone.com, Scoring and Results Sponsor Western IT Group - westernitgroup.com, Bonus Round Sponsor crossingsgrill.ca, Team Costume Sponsor Steam Whistle, Volunteer Parking Sponsor Donohue Funeral Home, Safety Mat Sponsor Cintas, Audio Visual Equipment Sponsor Sound Events,

Fun Round Sponsor Joe Kool's

If you would like to support this event contact Rick at sponsors@oakridgeoptimists.ca.

Past Trivia Nights

2022 Virtual Trivia Night for the Family

The virtual event went off without a hitch again this year. Our sponsors were a great support once again, the online auction was a great success and we raised much need funds to support our programs. We had 60 links sold to families and groups of friends that gathered in a home for all the fun. Thank to all the volunteers, donors, advertisers and players for your ongoing support during this difficult COVID time.

2022 Trivia Night (Venue)

Our plans for the live event set for Saturday, February 5th had to be cancelled due to new COVID restrictions that came into effect in early January. Thank you to our sponsors who have all stayed with us to support the virtual event planned for February 19th and to the good folks at Orr Cleaners, Oxford Dodge, Marlin Martens BrokerLink Insurance and Chapman Real Estate Team who donated the cost of their table to support our club.

2021 Trivia Night for the Family

This was a brand new event for us given the restrictions placed on all of us due to COVID. We worked on the logistics of holding the event online using Zoom. We initially hoped that players would be able to gather in small household groups of six to eight in a home and that our twenty or so volunteers would be able to work together under one roof in the Oxford Dodge showroom, but a late December lockdown in Ontario meant that our eventual decision to plan for the 'worst case' scenario was the right choice. This was a family trivia night with ten rounds of 7 two-part questions. In most cases the first part was geared to younger children and the second part was a bit more challenging for older kids and adults. All of our volunteers worked virtually from their own homes.

We purchased a Zoom Pro account that allowed 100 participants on the meeting. We needed 8 slots for the volunteers and we sold 91 team slots to play. We had one family joining from Atlantic Canada. Our sponsors and advertisers came through big time. We were unable to hold a 50/50 draw or a raffle draw, but we did find an online platform for our silent auction, MobilBid.ca. We had 27 great donors that gave us wonderful auction items and packages. The night went off without a hitch and we received many notes of congratulations and thanks for providing an opportunity for families to have a fun and stimulating evening at home.

Champions - The scaled down version meant that teams self marked and we did not offer cash prizes but these teams earned bragging rights. Four teams shared 4th place - Team 11Michelle Cavanagh Team 14 Mike Chute, Team 55 Pamela McKenzie and Team 88 Megan Winkler. Team 1 Paula Adams, also a round advertiser, came in third. Team seven captained by John and Ellen Brennan were second and the winner of the first ever online Trivia Night for the Family was Team 36 Ron Gulka. Congratulations to everyone.

Thanks to all of our volunteers, donors, sponsors and advertisers and we hope to see you all back at our regular venue in 2022.


2020 Trivia Night

Thank you to all of our players, sponsors, advertisers, donors and volunteers for your dedication to our primary fundraiser. The financials are not yet complete but we will be able to enrich the lives of youth in our community because of you. Here is a list of some of our winners.

50/50 Draw Winner - Alan Harkness of Kitchener bought the winning ticket and took home a prize of $2,587.50. That is a record prize for our event. Congratulations Alan and thanks to the Chapman Real Estate Team for sponsoring this contest.

Bonus Bracket Winners - The bottom 32 tables at the end of 5 rounds of play were entered into the Bonus Bracket sponsored by Crossings Pub & Eatery and iVest Mortgage. These tables went head to head over the next 5 rounds until two winners remained. The Howard Shears team won the White side of the bracket with a score of 54 and the Heather Hoare team won the Red side with a score of 60. Each person at these tables won $25 gift certificates provided by our sponsors.

Champions - Cash prizes were awarded to the top 5 teams. The prize board is sponsored by Oxford Dodge. Here are the winners with their table prize in brackets. 5th place with 76 points - the Joe O'Neill table ($160), 4th place with 77 points - the Derrick Shadlock table ($240), tied for 2nd place with 79 points - the Maureen O'Neill table ($440) and the Josh Morgan table ($440) and in 1st place with 82 points - the Peggy Sattler team ($560).

Thanks again to everyone who supported us, our volunteers and for the great job done by Michelle and her team at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. We hope to see you all back next year.


2019 Trivia Night

Thank you to all of our players, sponsors, advertisers, donors and volunteers for your dedication to our primary fundraiser. The financials are not yet complete but we will be able to enrich the lives of youth in our community because of you. Here is a list of some of our winners.

50/50 Draw Winner - Kate Taggart of London bought ticket number 802025 and took home a prize of $2,485.00. That is a record prize for our event. Congratulations Kate and thanks to the Chapman Real Estate Team for sponsoring this contest.

Bonus Bracket Winners - The bottom 32 tables at the end of 5 rounds of play were entered into the Bonus Bracket sponsored by Crossings Pub & Eatery and iVest Mortgage. These tables went head to head over the next 5 rounds until two winners remained. The Jeff Kafka team won the White side of the bracket and the Peggy Sattler team won the Red side. Each person at these tables won $25 gift certificates provided by our sponsors.

15th Anniversary Winners - This was our 15th anniversary edition of Trivia Night. Joe Kool's and Fellini Koolini's provided eight, $25 gift cards for the table that came placed, you guessed it, 15th. We had four tables tied for the honour - Paula Adams, Krys Teall, Rob and Mira DiCecco and Doug Ferguson all had 71 points. We awarded the prize based on a coin toss and the Krys Teall table took home the prize.

Champions - Cash prizes were awarded to the top 5 teams. The prize board is sponsored by Oxford Dodge. Here are the winners with their table prize in brackets. 5th place with 79 points - Peggy Sattler table ($160), 4th place with 80 points - Rob Gillespie table ($240), 3rd place with 82 points - Maureen O'Neill table ($400), 2nd place with 83 points - Cameron Boyd table ($480) and in 1st place with 84 points - John and Ellen Brennan table ($560).

Thanks again to everyone who supported us and for the great job done by Michelle and her team at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. We hope to see you all back next year.


2018 Trivia Night

We sold out all 70 tables at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel. Thank you to our guests, volunteers, committee members, donors, sponsors and advertisers for your support that helped us raise over $30,000.00 that will fund our programs and donations that support the youth of our community.


2013 Trivia Night

Our 9th annual, and best ever, trivia night fundraiser was held on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 at the Hellenic Centre in London. Over 50 volunteers hosted 440 trivia players at 55 tables. The players were challenged by 10 rounds of trivia questions and had opportunities to bid on silent auction items, raffle draws and lots of free contests. Al Boudreau of London won $1977.00 with ticket number 278134 in our licensed 50-50 draw. Thanks to our major corporate sponsors (Chapman Real Estate Team, Oxford Dodge and Scotiabank), advertisers, donors, volunteers and players for helping us raise almost $30,000.00 that will be used to support youth health, recreation, safety and education programs that benefit so many people in our community. Please have a look at some of the images taken that night. Coming Soon!