Summer Student Blog Post: The Blog Hiatus Ends!

 A selfie from Summer Plans Night a few weeks ago! I was very excited to be giving away season tickets.

A selfie from Summer Plans Night a few weeks ago! I was very excited to be giving away season tickets.

 A selfie from Trivia Night! Apparently I am very fond of taking selfies with half of my face covered.

A selfie from Trivia Night! Apparently I am very fond of taking selfies with half of my face covered.

 A shot from our summer camp auditions a few weeks back. So many wonderful campers took this stage. I cannot wait for camp to start!

A shot from our summer camp auditions a few weeks back. So many wonderful campers took this stage. I cannot wait for camp to start!

Hello, Quick As A Wink fans!

So. Apparently it has been over a month since I last wrote a blog entry... Oops. My apologies for the radio silence; I hate to miss the chance to engage with all of you. However, that also means I have many exciting things to tell you about!

First and foremost, as many of you know, I have been hosting QAAW’s Pub Trivia at the Spitfire Arms for the past few weeks! Hosting trivia is so much fun; all of our teams make the place such a fun and welcoming atmosphere and are so good humoured and patient. Everyone is so positive and supportive, too! Nothing makes me happier than when an underdog team has a successful night and the entire room breaks into applause to celebrate their success, something that has happened multiple times in the past few weeks alone! Thanks to everyone who has come out to play; you make the job so enjoyable! This coming week, though, I will be taking a temporary break from my hosting duties so that I am able to join the rest of you and play. Not to worry, though; my coworker, Miriam, will be stepping in, and I am confident she will do an awesome job. I hope to see you all there! Don’t forget trivia is only $2 per person to play and happens every Tuesday at 7pm at the Spitfire.

In addition to trivia, I have also gotten to do one of the other things I love the best about this position; engage with our amazing summer campers. Miriam and I recently held auditions for roles in our summer camp productions, and let me tell you, folks, these youth are amazing. Every person who walked through our door brought such a great energy and enthusiasm to everything they did, and Miriam and I were blown away by all the talent we saw. From poems to monologues to songs, every piece delivered to us brought us so much joy and made us so enthusiastic for camp to begin. Luckily, that time is only a couple of weeks away!

Miriam and I also recently attended Summer Plans Night at the Wolfville Farmer’s market. It is always exciting to have the opportunity to connect with the community and share all the things QAAW has planned with them, including summer camps, Pub Trivia, Windsor Ghost Walks, and more! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth to chat with us; you made our night!

Additional, I’d like to give a special shout out to the winner of the QAAW season tickets we gave away at Summer Plans Night! You are in for some truly spectacular series of shows, especially given our recent announcement that our first show of the season will be The Drowsy Chaperone! Auditions for this great production, and our winter show A Christmas Carol, are only about a week away, so be sure to click here to learn more and to register for an audition.

This week alone has already been a whirlwind; Miriam and I have been finalizing our casting for the camp productions, and we will also be paying a special visit to West Hants Recreation’s summer camp this week to share our love of theatre with them and play some exciting games! Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page to hear all about how this went.

Whew. What a lengthy entry after so much time away! You can expect to hear from me more frequently now that I am back in the swing of things. For now, though, I must go; as mentioned above, we have a lot of planning to do before camp begins!

Cheers everyone, and have a great day!

Ally