Adult Spelling Bee
2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee – Another Fine Time!
September 30, 2017
Another fabulous night of spelling was had by all! Congratulations to our winners, the Arts Avengers, to the Best Team Theme winners, the Spell Checkers, and to winners of the Biggest Honey Pot Prize, The Bee Catchers, for raising the most funds!
This second annual event was another fundraiser for our Cove Commons Project, which needs funding to complete the public plaza outside. Together we raised over $1200.00 for the plaza, thanks to all of you who came out, participated, and sponsored your favourite teams!
Our Teams were:
- The Bee Catchers (Irene Wanless, Marc Gawthrop, Graham Ritchie, Martin Clarke)
- The Beekeepers (Mike Epp, Suzan Ross, Lynne Hartle, Colleen Ireland)
- Buzz Light & The Pollinators (Susan Swift, Roger McGillivray, Stephanie Legg, Nancy Lamphear)
- Spell Checkers (John Givins, Trish Keating, Pam Culver, Mike Trevillion)
- Arts Avengers (Peter Williamson, Nerys Poole, Susanna Braund, Sue Ellen Fast)
Thank you to our fabulous sponsors:
- Barcelona Tapas & Wine Bar
- Beaty’s Bowen Honey
- The Bowen Island Pub
- Rotary Club of Bowen Island
- Theatre on the Isle
…and Thank You to our wonderful volunteers, who made this event possible! They are:
Ted Benson, Kate Coffey, Ralitza Dimova, Filis Fahey, Judi Gedye, Susan Geist, Len Gilday, Audrey Grescoe, Sarah Haxby, Devon McLeod, Melanie McLeod, Cynthia Nicolson, Rory O’Connell, Leo Pedersen, Michael Penny, Andrea Rayment, Susan Sheehan, and Greta Smith.
Here is this year’s word list 2017 word list
2016 – Our First Annual Bee
Our first Annual Adult Spelling Bee was a buzzing success! On Saturday October 22, 2016 ten teams of 4 spellers vied for the Golden Bee Award. Competition was fierce (in between the laughing) and the winning team came in just five points ahead of the others. Congratulations to the Killer Bees, featuring Michael Epp, Colleen Ireland, Lynne Roedde and Suzan Ross who took the trophies with 255 points.
Second place went to the Spellcasters, and third place was tied between the Arts Avengers and the Buzzer Killers. Best Team Theme went to team Spellbound, and the Bee Witched team won “Most Spirited Team”.
This year’s Bee was a fundraising event for the Cove Commons project (Annex/Gallery), and we thank all participants and sponsors for their help in raising over $1,000 for the project.
If you wish to donate to the Cove Commons you can still do so with a credit card online here.
Thank you to the 40 team members who were so very brave to step up and be “spellers”. We will continue this new tradition next October with the 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee.
For those audience members who wanted to play along – next year we’ll have note cards and pencils for you to test your skills against the teams. A link to this year’s word list is below in pdf.