Youth Literacy’s fourth annual Great Grey-Bruce Spelling Bee for Adult Teams is slated for Thursday, February 23rd, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Frankie’s Restaurant & Pub, 365 10 th St in Hanover (snow date Thursday, March 2nd, same time and location).
This is one of our major fundraising events for the year, and allows us to benefit children and youth who use our services while protecting their privacy.
We have had entrants from our supporters, youth- and other service-oriented agencies and organizations, politicians, libraries and their supporters, businesses, volunteers, funding organizations and other public-spirited – and competitive! – groups.
This year, there will be prizes for best spellers, best team name, best team costume, Audience Choice (Spirit Award), and Most Room for Improvement!
How to Enter
Entry forms are available online (pdf) or by calling 519.364.0008.
Entry is $25 for team members. Teams are encouraged to enlist at least 3, and preferably 4, team members.
Teams that register before January 31st get an additional Re-buzz!
Stage Shy? Sponsor Some Spellers!
Team sponsorships, from Busy Bee to Honey Bee, are available for individuals and businesses. This gives the sponsored team a competitive advantage: they get at least one coupon to get out of trouble, called Stress Bee-lief, among other perqs. Stress Bee-lief categories include Re-buzzes, where teams buy their way back in after potential elimination; Buzz-offs, to discard a word and take a pass; Honey Dip, which allows a team to draw one word in lieu of another, or Stingers, which allow teams to send their stinky word to an opposing team.
Those who join the fun at Frankie’s on February 23rd to cheer on the teams can also vote for best team name or costume – at a toonie a vote, ballot box stuffing is not only allowed, it’s encouraged! Supporters can also help teams buy their way back in after elimination by buying a Stress Bee-lief coupon on the team’s behalf.
Every dollar counts towards helping kids and youth, with a focus on fun. Participants will receive great prizes and major bragging rights, but more importantly, they’ll be raising money for an excellent cause. For more information, please visit the Youth Literacy website, or Youth Literacy’s Facebook page, or contact Youth Literacy at 519.364.0008.
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Snow date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Location: Frankie’s Restaurant & Pub
365 10 th St, Hanover 519-364- 0711
$25 per team member