The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan congratulates the Queen Beez on their victory at the 10th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Challenge held at the Vernon Lodge on April 26, 2017.
It was down to the word scramble round when the Queen Beez finished a second before the Vernon Morning Star’s Word Nerds. This was the 5th win for the Beez.
The Literacy Society of the North Okanagan thanks all 27 teams for their participation and their sponsors Kal Tire, SunFM, and the Vernon Morning Star.
Bee ready for our 11th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser on April 25th, 2018!
Spelling Bee Question & Answer
One of our participants, Annie Powter, put together a paragraph using all the words in our 2017 challenge:
Spelling Bee Paragraph
Ucluelet… that wonderful town of braggadocious, borscht eating, ostentatious surfers who frequently develop psoriasis… (either from handling and growing poinsettias in their greenhouses, or getting “board rash” which would debilitate them even further), also has the prerogative of hosting “vermilion” shaded sunsets easily seen nightly from its beautiful beaches. Some of the (fair) dinkum folk would have practiced mnemonics to preserve their memories and their sanity, while waiting for the sun to dip below the horizon, or for the intermittent tides to change. At some point, a logarithm could have been possibly devised to better understand the vagaries of the ocean, but ultimately, a nod to the “set in stone” tidal charts were given. Sadly, while drifting about on their boards, the thesaurus perched on their mahogany bookshelves would have been out of reach. It could have provided another alternative such as practicing up to date etymology while they waited in a disingenuous fashion for “the big one “to arrive. At all times of course, the dilemma to be faced was not to asphyxiate if one’s board tipped…hence one would have utilized a type of deferment of sorts, allowing a colossal wave to pass by unchallenged. This would not have been seen as cowardly, since the end result could have produced a very lengthy “rest” in a sarcophagus.
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