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16 N E W S

Galway Advertiser

October 7 2004


West set to reclaim quiz title from Dublin
The Galway Radisson SAS Hotel together with Galway Bay FM, which last year entered the Guinness Book of Records for hosting the world's largest quiz, are planning to reclaim their proud title after it was recently broken in Dublin. Not willing to let Dublin steal away the impressive accolade from the people of the west, the Galway Radisson SAS and Galway Bay FM will now go one better by once again hosting The Original Big Quiz, which will see them aiming for a grand total of 1,500 contestants, smashing the previous record. The record-breaking table quiz takes place on Tuesday October 19 and promises to be a fantastic fun night for all general knowledge gurus. Our favourite Galway Bay FM DJs Jimmy Norman and Ollie Turner will pose multi-media questions with a difference using visuals and sound. All proceeds on the night from entry fees to bar sales will go directly to local charity CROI to help purchase specialised cardiac equipment for use on ambulances, and also towards providing a new people carrier for the Brothers of Charity in Spiddal. Tables of four cost 100 per table and all those who take part will also be in with a chance to win numerous fabulous spot prizes on the night including an incredible 5,000 in cash for first prize. The quiz kicks off at 8pm and tables must be booked in advance through Brenda Murphy or Bernie Dervan at the Radisson SAS Hotel by phoning (091) 538300, faxing (091) 538506, or emailing

Will the next Kate Moss hail from Galway?
The Ford Models `Supermodel of the World' search is coming to Galway on October 16 in search of one female and one male supermodel. The female winner will be flown to New York to participate in the world final of the Ford Supermodel of the World in and the chance to win a modelling contract worth $500,000 with the Ford Model Agency. The male winner will win a contract with 1st Option Models in Ireland and will be flown to New York as a guest at the world final of Ford Models' Supermodel of the world. The Galway heat will take place in the Radisson SAS Hotel, Galway on Saturday October 16 between 11am and 3pm. If you are aged between 14 and 21, stand over 5'8" in height, and feel you have what it takes to be a supermodel of the world, log on to to fill out an application form which you can bring along to the local heat.

Ollie Turner & Jimmy Norman from Galway Bay FM, Neil Johnson from CROI, and Mike de Haast from the Galway Radisson SAS Hotel at the official launch of The Original Big Quiz, taking place Tuesday October 19.

Model Eva. Photo:-Eva MaGuire

Caption Corner

Win a year's supply of dog food
Petworld in Terryland is celebrating one year in business with a super pet care weekend this coming bank holiday on October 23 and 24. On these days a whole host of pet experts will be on hand to give advice on the very best care for your pet including experts on pet nutrition, pet training, and pet health. There will be a special focus on dogs, fish, aquatics and exotic pets. To celebrate the event Petworld is offering an exclusive readers prize which will see one lucky Galway Advertiser reader win a full year's supply of Quality Red Mills Leader Range dog food. There will also be five runners up prizes. To enter simply send a photo and a brief description of your dog telling the team at Petworld why your dog deserves to win this wonderful prize of free pet food for one whole year. Entries can be sent to Petworld, Terryland Retail Centre, Terryland, Galway. This competition will run from Thursday October 7 to Wednesday October 20 and the lucky winner will be selected by Petworld's team of dog care experts at the bank holiday pet care event. All entries should reach Petworld on or before first post on Wednesday October 20.

Lots of great entries to last week's Caption Corner pic showing Gay Byrne and Kathleen Watkins doting over their new grandson Cian. As expected there were

lots of gags about one for everyone in the audience, but the one chosen by our distinguished panel of judges is that sent in by Kevin Sheridan, Claremorris, Co Mayo,

`He was wide awake until Pat Kenny came on...'

whose entry had Gay saying "he was wide awake until Pat Kenny came on...". For his efforts, Kevin wins a 20 book voucher for Charlie Byrnes bookshop. This week's picture features Bertie Ahern being presented with a gift by (no, it's not who you think it is, even though in this picture she bears a cany resemblance to her) Rosemarie Sheehan at the opening of the Galway Clinic last week. Entries please on postcards to Caption Corner, Galway Advertiser, Eyre Square, Galway or by email to dvarley@galwayadvertise -- DV

On the right curve
Women's fitness chain Curves is actively supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month in October by waiving its initial service fee for women who join during the week of October 11. The normal 199 fee will be waived in exchange for a donation towards the National Breast Cancer Research Institute Galway and more specifically towards the mobile unit for breast cancer screening. "Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women aside from skin cancer," said Anita Cosgrove at Curves. "As an organisation committed to improving the health of women, all of us at Curves feel strongly about helping to get the word out about Breast Cancer Awareness month." Curves is a 30-minute commonsense weight loss programme designed exclusively for women which can help diminish the risk of breast cancer. Branches at Claregalway, Liosban, Barna, and Tuam, are among branches across the country participating in this promotion designed to encourage early detection. For further details contact Curves Claregalway (091) 739917, Liosban Industrial Park (091) 781000, or Barna (091) 867608.

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