What is the Cross Canada Skeptical Smackdown?
It’s fun and challenging! But more specifically it is a British-style pub-quiz focussing on critical thinking and scientific topics. It occurs every year in multiple locations across Canada with local and national bragging rights at stake.
When is it?
This year the Vancouver event will be on day one of the smackdown, Pi-Day, Wednesday March 14th starting at 7:30pm.
Where is it being held?
Same venue as last year – the Billy Bishop Legion, located just one block from Kitsilano Beach on Laburnum just north of Cornwall.
Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome and it’s totally free – well… you’ll have to pay for your drinks, but the quiz is free. You can prepare a team in advance (up to four players per team) or come and form a team on the night of the event. There’s always room!
There will be a new national champion this year, as the reigning champion team from years one and two, The Big Wang Theory, are missing a key player!
As of this writing Vancouver teams will be competing nationally against teams from Halifax, Niagara, Winnipeg, and Victoria.
So come out, step up, think hard, drink up and geek out on science and skepticism. The Billy doesn’t serve meals, but you are welcome to bring in food from the nearby restaurants, or go in with a few others and have pizza delivered.
You can RSVP on the Facebook event page.