What is AfroQuiz?
AfroQuiz is an annual Jeopardy-style quiz competition for kids of all ages celebrating the rich history of people of African and Caribbean descent around the globe. AfroQuiz will be holding its 26th annual event on February 24, 2018.
AfroQuiz is free and open to the community at large and aims to instill a sense of pride and appreciation of black history amongst the city’s youth.
As with Jeopardy!, participants are given study material to review before the event. CCACH will be hosting various study and practice sessions for students between December and February.
AfroQuiz serves the youth of diverse cultural backgrounds in Edmonton and the greater community. Every year, AfroQuiz welcomes 50 contestants from the following age categories (10 youth in each):
- under 9 years old
- 10 – 12
- 13 – 14
- 15 – 17
In 2018, the post-secondary age category competition will be held on January 27, 2018 at the annual AfroQuiz fundraiser.
The theme for AfroQuiz 2018 is ‘Immigration & Integration.’ AfroQuiz will explore the migration experiences of cultural communities of African & Caribbean heritage in Canada and across the globe. In addition, the event will also honor the role of Indigenous peoples of Canada by exploring historical relationships with people of African Heritage, as Canada celebrates its 150 years.
AfroQuiz 2018 Fundraiser
What makes AfroQuiz free for students and open to the community at large is the tremendous support from the community.
The AfroQuiz 2018 Fundraiser will take place on January 27, 2018 starting at 6pm.
The AfroQuiz 2018 Fundraiser will be complete with a buffet dinner, live music, along with a silent and live auction. The AfroQuiz post-secondary age category will also be hosted during the fundraiser and the evening will end with afrobeats on the dancefloor!
Tickets are $70 but will be raised to $75 after January 8, 2018. Tables of 8 are available for $500. Service charges apply to all ticket sales.
Did You Know?
In the past, AfroQuiz partnered with Prince Charles public school – which serves aboriginal youth – which then inspired them to start their own Aboriginal History Quiz competition. AfroQuiz has also partnered with teachers in the Edmonton Public and Private school boards to encourage their students to participate in the event.