Through a partnership with The No.1 Ladies’ Coffee House, the event was hosted at Thapong Visual Arts Centre in Village. Our other event partner, Big Sip Co., added value to the quiz night offerings by producing a limited edition brew - aptly named the ‘Spotted Ale’ - for participants to indulge in. Jan – the brew master behind the specialty ale – called it the fastest brew because it took only 48 hours from inception to perfection. The ale was inspired by characteristics of the cheetah, and Botswana’s premier craft beer company didn’t disappoint in capturing the essence of our beloved feline.
Following welcoming remarks by Rebecca Klein – Executive Director of CCB – the event was off to a heated start. The quiz master for the night was Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile, CCB’s Marketing Officer, who took the 12 teams through a rigorous set of 5 question rounds. Categories included Miscellaneous Facts, Pop Culture, Geography, and Conservation. With questions ranging from UNESCO Heritage Sites, to the fastest animal on earth (which just so happens to not be the cheetah), to the number of districts north of Mochudi, team compositions were fundamental to their success because the scope of knowledge needed to win was quite broad.
The team which proved themselves to be the best on the night was ‘Team Barclays’, and hot on their heels in second place were ‘Motivators of Positive Change’ from Bank Gaborone. Each of the teams which participated in the quiz walked away with a prize as we’d received generous support from those we had approached. The top prize was from Big Sip Co. – a brewery tour including tastings for the team, branded glassware, and the specialty brew.
CCB is grateful for the support shown by the private sector for our efforts in broadening the reach of our education and awareness-raising. Through occasions such as ICD we are able to engage people who might have never considered the plight of the cheetah and the role we can play as people to ensure that they are celebrated and conserved for generations to come. A fun night was had by all, and it is our hope that each connection made will result in stronger working relationships going forward.