Sunday, July 01, 2012

Happy Canada Day!


Canada celebrates its 145th birthday today.  All over the nation, people are celebrating. Whether it be by heading to the nation's capital to join in on all the festivities Ottawa has going on or just hanging out at the cottage by the lake, or having a BBQ with friends and family, there's no doubt that your weekend is all about having a great time with your loved ones. 


For us, since Hubby's on the Fire Department and First Response Team, we spent our day supporting our local firefighters. There was a massive yard sale, lots of great attractions, a parade, and an annual fish fry. Tonight, we will be watching the fireworks down by the water. 


In honour of Canada Day, I thought a little trivia would be fun. How much do you know about Canada? Here are a few questions for you. Feel free to add any "interesting facts about Canada" in the comments section on my blog!
  1. What is the origin of the name "Canada"?
  2. How many oceans touch Canada?
  3. How many countries border Canada?
  4. True or False?  Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass?
  5. How many territories in Canada?
  6. True or False?  Superman was created by a Canadian?
  7. What are Canada's national languages?
  8. How many time zones in Canada?
  9. What is the leader of Canada called?
  10. What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament?
One more question for good measure: What animal is on the Canadian quarter?


* Edited to add *  ANSWERS

  1. Huron-Iroquois word 'kanata', meaning village or settlement
  2. 3 - Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic
  3. 1 - the U.S.A.
  4. True
  5. 3 - Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
  6. Yes
  7. English and French
  8. 6
  9. The Prime Minister
  10. The House of Commons
Bonus - The Caribou

23 comments:

Valerie said...

1. I think it's native.
2. 3?
3. 1
4. true
5. 3
6. true
7. French and English
8. I don't know this one.
9. Prime Minister
10. I don't know! lol
11. moose

Valerie said...

cute pics of your daughter and husband by the way!

Christine said...

Valerie:
Awww! Thanks! She was so excited to celebrate Canada Day. The red tutu and boots crack me up. What a character!

I'll be posting the answers later this evening :)

fredamans said...

Being native I happen to know that`s where our nations name came from. :-)

Happy Canada day!

Kathleen (aka Callista) said...

1. From native name of Kanata I believe.
2. 3
3. 2
4. True
5. 3
6. not sure. I think so.
7. English/French
8. Not sure. 6 maybe.
9. Prime Minister
10. no clue.
11. beaver

Happy Canada Day!

The Zoo said...

I like games, I'll play along.

1.What is the origin of the name "Canada"? Don't know!?
2.How many oceans touch Canada? At least two.
3.How many countries border Canada? Is this a trick question? I think only the USA?
4.True or False? Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass? I'm going to say True. Although if you told me we were the largest, I'd believe you too.
5.How many territories in Canada? Three? Yukon, NET and Nunavut?
6.True or False? Superman was created by a Canadian? TRUE!
7.What are Canada's national languages? Officially, English and french but there are probably 100's spoken.
8.How many time zones in Canada? No idea? My guess, five.
9.What is the leader of Canada called? Prime Minister.
10.What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament? Politics, who needs them?

Will you post the answers at a later date so that I can touch up on my "Canadian Trivia Skills"

A yard sale in honour and support of those that give on Canada Day, can't get much better then that (smile).

We're around tody because we celebrated yesterday. You can find my post here, http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/2012/07/happy-canada-day-2012.html

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeysof TheZoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Paula Schuck said...

The native name is kanata but I don't know what it means..and two oceans. And one country borders us. 3 territories.

Ashley said...

Is it horrible that all my brain said when I read those questions was "eh?"

Happy Canada Day!

Christine said...

fredamans:
:) Happy Canada Day to you and your family!

Christine said...

Kathleen:
Wow! You're good! :) Posting the answers tonight!

Christine said...

The Zoo:
Pretty good! :) Yes, I'll be posting answers later tonight! Happy Canada Day to you!

Christine said...

Paula:
I vaguely remember learning these in school! :) j/k

Christine said...

Ashley:
:) Tee hee! Happy Canada Day, EH?! :)

caninecologne said...

Happy Canada Day C!!!!

Mom vs. the boys said...

'what is the leader of Canada called?' oooohhh you are asking for trouble the girl! lol Happy Canada Day! We took in the parade!

Bonnie Way said...

1. It's an Aboriginal word ("kanata") meaning village.

2. three

3. one

4. true (behind Russia)

5. three

6. good question. True?

7. French and English

8. Ummmm... eight?

9. Prime Minister

10. Senate?

Great questions. :) Happy Canada Day!

Christine said...

Canine:
Thanks! :) Wish you guys were still here! We miss you. However, we do have friends from Pennsylvania visiting us for a few days! They got to celebrate Canada Day with us today!

Christine said...

MVTB:
LOL! Oh my gosh! You're too funny! :) xo

Bonnie:
Oh! You're good! :)

Kimberly said...

I love that you added this quiz!!!
I actually have a lot more American readers than Canadian ones and would love to teach them a bit about our awesome country.
We are not all about polar bears and hockey eh.

Christine said...

Kimberly:
:) My American friends always tease me about using dog sleds to get to work and school and living in igloos. When I was in Florida, I met some people on the beach and they asked me what language we speak in Canada. Actually, the question was "Do you speak Canadian in Canada?" :)

Lee-Ann said...

Looks like you guys had a great day! We spent the evening at our local fair grounds and enjoyed the festivities. :)

Stephanie said...

Happy belated Canada day to you and yours! Looks like you had a fabulous time:)

Julia said...

Your daughter in that tutu is precious! What Joie de Vivre! Happy Belated Canada Day

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