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Test your knowledge and support AlgomaTrad with virtual trivia night

Paint night, virtual escape room among other events taking place online this week
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AlgomaTrad is hosting a fun and friendly virtual trivia fundraiser this Saturday.

This trivia night will be held via Zoom starting at 7 p.m., with the goal of raising money for the AlgomaTrad Centre Building Fund. AlgomaTrad, a not-for-profit arts organization, is currently building the AlgomaTrad Centre, a sustainable heritage arts centre that will feature music, dance, heritage craft programming and events on St. Joseph Island.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fundraiser will take place virtually and teams will be together in break-out rooms on Zoom to discuss answers. The teams will then join the other teams between rounds to find out the answers while listening to some musical performances. Individuals or teams of eight can sign up for the trivia night online

This fundraiser will also include a “Community Challenge”, which means that the winning team’s entry fee will be donated to a charity of their choosing.

In a news release issued by AlgomaTrad, the organization states that other than the Community Challenge, there will be no prizes except for bragging rights and the winning team’s name wood-burned on an AlgomaTrad Trivia trophy.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. Cost to join the fundraiser is $25 per person, which includes 10 mulligans per team.

AlgomaTrad is an organization dedicated to the sharing of traditional music, dance, art and heritage craft. Their priorities are inclusivity and building multi-generational community. AlgomaTrad also hosts dances, concerts, workshops throughout the year, a week-long family-friendly traditional music, dance and arts camp each August, and educational programs in local schools.

With the province now under a four-week lockdown to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Saultites are encouraged now more than ever to continue following public health guidelines and stay home as much as possible. 

So each week, SooToday will share some of the virtual events taking place to help you make the most of these unprecedented times and have fun safely at home.

If you or someone you know is planning a local virtual event (concert, class, celebration, etc.), send the details to news@sootoday.com.

Other events taking place this week include:

CX Solutions Virtual Job Fair

April 8

CX Solutions, a leading customer service and IT support firm, is hosting a virtual job fair this Thursday at 1 p.m., as they are currently looking to fill positions in Sault Ste. Marie. The roles that CX Solutions will be recruiting for include:

  •  Customer service representatives (both part-time and full-time)
  •  Project manager
  •  Technical support operator
  •  Senior manager 

The company is especially interested in reaching bilingual candidates who can speak both English and French.

Free Paint Night - "Island Paradise"

April 9

Get in the mood for summer and join Vera, live on Artist’s Palette Durham Region’s YouTube channel for a free painting class of a tropical island paradise. The online class will be held on Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. You will need a canvas of any size or media art paper, acrylic paints of primary yellow, blue red and black and white, and a few brushes. 

Easter Seals Telethon

April 5-18

The Sault Ste. Marie Easter Seals Telethon will be presented as a pre-recorded one-hour special this year, replacing the usual live event from City Hall Council Chambers. In a news release issued earlier this week, the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie states that the telethon special will air starting April 5 through 10, and April 12 through 18 at 9 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. on Shaw Spotlight Channel 10 and Blue Curve 105. Supporters can make donations online.

Spring Break Virtual Escape Room for Kids

April 12

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library is hosting a virtual escape room activity this Spring Break from Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 16. This event will be for kids 9-12 years of age. Once registered, participants will receive a room link each day of the week. Details to register can be found online

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