Sunday, July 07, 2013

Oh Canada.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am proud to be Canadian! So, when July 1st rolls around, I like to bask in patriotism for this great country and celebrate all that is "Canadian".

This year I hosted a backyard BBQ to celebrate, complete with Canadiana Trivia. Apparently my questions were a little tough, but there were prizes up for grabs. This was no cake walk!

My guests were good sports and played along. Matt (Mr. Trivia) swooped in a took the grand prize. Runners up were Jodi, Kim and Josh. Way to go guys!

Thanks to all my friends that helped me celebrate!

Want to test your knowledge of all things Canuck?


When did O, Canada officially become the national anthem? 

Which province’s entry into Confederation had to be moved up a day because of concerns that the original date, April 1, 1949, was April Fool’s Day? 

In what year was the first commercial oil well established in Oil Springs, Ontario?


Which Canadian province has the largest land size? 

Which mountain is Canada’s highest? 

Canada has the longest covered bridge in the world (1,282 feet long). Where is it located? 


In response to the temperance movement, Toronto pharmacist John J. McLaughlin invented this drink in 1907 as a popular alternative to alcohol. 

What university developed the world's first anti-gravity suit? 

ISS Commander Chris Hadfield collaborated with Barenaked Ladies to release a song while he was in space. What was the name of the song? 

Arts & Literature

What Canadian author said "A true Canadian is one who can make love in a canoe without tipping it." 

Field of Dreams, starring Kevin Costner, was based on a Canadian author’s book. Name the book and the author.


Name 3 puppets that appeared on Mr. Dressup

Where is Ashley MacIsaac from? 
What CBC radio host had a former career in a 90s indie band? 

BONUS POINTS: Name the band, name the CBC program


How many points did Wayne Gretzky score in his career? 

What Canadian figure skater was first in the world to land a quadruple jump in a world competition? 

On Aug. 31, 1976, Carallyn Bowes became the first woman to accomplish this, a feat that took 133 days to complete. 

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