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Another brain battle coming up in Clarenville

The winning team from the 20th annual Battle of the Brains was '4th Place'.  From left to right are: Brian Loder, Chris Prior, Clarenville Area Citizens' Crime Prevention president Cheryl Barrett, Sue Bird, Pete Cleary, Terri Luther, and Robyn Smith.
The winning team from the 20th annual Battle of the Brains was '4th Place'. From left to right are: Brian Loder, Chris Prior, Clarenville Area Citizens' Crime Prevention president Cheryl Barrett, Sue Bird, Pete Cleary, Terri Luther, and Robyn Smith.

CLARENVILLE, NL – The time has come once again to start honing your knowledge for Clarenville’s annual Battle of the Brains.

It will mark the 21st time the Clarenville Area Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee has hosted the event, which will take place at Thirsty’s Banquet Room on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

It won’t be easy getting your team’s name engraved on the competition’s prestigious trophy, however, as ‘4th Place’ will be back to defend the title. The team has won the event for the past two years running and will looking to make it a third.

The committee receives no funding from outside sources, so funds raised during the Battle of the Brains allows the group to carry out crime prevention initiatives in the Clarenville RCMP detachment area.

With money raised during last year’s event, the committee was able to fund a variety of initiatives, including placing a friendship bench in Riverside Elementary School and providing books and a teacher’s guide for every classroom to help develop the student empathy programs. Work was also started on a project for seniors.

Along with continuing all its other initiatives, funds raised this year will be used on a project to help youth make safe and informed choices when using the internet and cell phones so they are able to avoid the pitfalls and legal repercussions that come with technology.

To register a team for the Battle of the Brains, email Cheryl Barrett at cherylb494@gmail.com. The cost per entry is $175.

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