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Bryan Nickel

Founder/Host

 

Bryan founded Vancouver Trivia Party in 2013. What started out as something fun to host quickly turned into something more when he found that not only was he having a great time with his audience interacting every week, he was also helping his clients increase their bottom line. 


Now expanding into the corporate world with his experience as a trainer and sales manager with various companies, Bryan hosts team building and sales workshops that are fun and interactive.

 
When he's not doing trivia, he is a stay at home dad to his 3 kids having a great time exploring Vancouver every chance they get!

Emma Kuntz (they/their)

Trivia Host

Emma  is a settler living on the unceded, ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

 

By day they work as a project coordinator in health research, but by night you can often find them holding a microphone. They have hosted events throughout the city including the Vancouver Dyke March in 2018, and have been hosting weekly trivia nights with Vancouver Trivia Party since 2016.

 

They enjoy beer with friends, great tunes and floral button-downs.

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Michael Unger

Trivia Host

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." Upon reading those words when he was eight, he was hooked on space. Though it wasn't until discovering Carl Sagan that he was inspired to be a science communicator.

Mike is the Program Coordinator at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, the co-boss at Nerd Nite Vancouver (bar lecture series), and currently the interim manager of Sci-CATS (Science Communication Action Team).

He is also one of our regular hosts and fills in on numerous occasions when we need him!   He often is ready to go at a moment's notice and hosts a fantastic show!

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Hayley Ashenden - Jones

Trivia Host

Hayley is the Video Communications Manager for the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium as well as a Freelance Producer.

 

Originally from the UK, Hayley has a cheeky British sense of humour, loves telling stories and making people giggle. She is a Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and Disney fanatic and loves games of every kind … oh! and she can never turn down a challenge!

 

Hayley spent years working in non-scripted TV producing all sorts of programs including many a quiz show where she would audition contestants by playing the show host… she was particularly good at Ann Robinson from Weakest Link! So watch out!

 

She loves all things trivia and aims to have a fun night out every time she hosts.

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Denise De St. Croix

Trivia Host & Administrator

Denise loves all things music and you can almost always find her listening to something.  Super eclectic in her musical tastes, you can find her listening to everything from Celtic, Opera, and Country to Alternative, Rock, and Heavy Metal.  Iron Maiden is her all time favorite band, Bruce Dickinson is who she wants to be when she grows up! :-)  It's because of this you will almost ALWAYS find her singing along to the music between questions! 

 

Loving all things trivia, Denise enjoys visiting different bars, meeting new people who also enjoy learning new facts or testing their own knowledge. 

 

Denise is a full time, stay-at-home mom to two kids and entertainer at heart who can't wait to meet you!!

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Justin Reist
Trivia Host

 

Justin is an elementary school teacher, bike mechanic, musician, and killer homebrewer.   

His love for trivia started when he showed up regularly as a player for the Sober Irishmen trivia team and has since taken to hosting here at VTP.

 

He loves beer, sports, family, and games of all kinds. Justin can be found riding around town on his beloved Moto Guzzi motorcycle or will fix your bicycle before you can say "Mesopotamia". 

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Jess Samuel
Quizmaster Extraordinaire

Jess works in marketing and is originally from London, England.  She loves the outdoorsy things that Canada has to offer, such as camping, hiking, snowboarding, and just general exploring.

You'll find Jess eating Sushi, in a brewery trying new beers, doing a downward dog in a yoga studio, or enjoying her guilty (okay - not-so-guilty) pleasure of reality TV. Wanna gossip about the Housewives or Drag Race? She's always up for a chat!  Jess was a regular at trivia nights back in the UK, and is enjoying using her expertise to make sure our quizzes are right on the money!

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Angel Lam
Trivia Host
 
Angel is an award-winning cosmetic formulator, indie skincare brand founder, and sustainable living enthusiast by day, and an avid musician, music lover, and trivia host by night. She serves as a contract formulator for large brands and head formulator under her Vancouver-based, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty brand, Liv'Ez Co. (https://www.liveeasyco.ca/).  
 
When she's not in her lab creating the next plant-based "crème de la crème" face cream (hehe), she's all around New Westminster, Richmond, and Vancouver asking you the most fascinating trivia questions. She loves teaching and learning from trivia players, and is always committed to a good time. Case in point: pictured here is Angel hosting a show in cat ears for a 2022 Halloween show! 
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Graham Fitzpatrick
Trivia Host

"Graham is a recovering accountant who appreciates anything silly, has been accused of dad humour on multiple occasions and takes Halloween costumes unusually seriously.  Graham has discovered trivia hosting as an opportunity to be around healthy competition with a touch of whimsy, while delving into many different topics, including his favourites: maps/geography, sports and music. 

An absurdly loyal Vancouver Canucks fan, Graham enjoys playing rollerhockey in the summer and ice hockey in the winter. He also dabbles in acoustic guitar, takes a keen interest in environmental matters and is often found cleaning up garbage around his Burnaby neighbourhood or taking care of the local stream."

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Kenny Hammond
Trivia Host

Kenny Hammond, also known as "Kenny the Cod", is a born and raised Newfoundlander with a love for all things fishy. When he's not busy being an electrician, you can find him at the dock reeling in the biggest catch of the day. His secret to success? Bait made of his grandmother's secret recipe fish chowder.

In his free time, Kenny can be found practicing his seagull impressions, perfecting his "screech-in" ceremony, and playing a mean game of "Kenny and the Cod" with his buddies. He's also an enthusiastic member of the "Newfoundland and Labrador Beard Growers Association" and has won several awards for his impressive facial hair. Don't let his silly antics fool you, Kenny takes his cod very seriously, he'll defend it with his life and will make sure no one messes with it.

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Matt Bremner
Trivia Host
 

Image & Bio coming soon!

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Birdie Hamilton
Trivia Host
 

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Liv Bernemann
Trivia Host
 

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