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Activities directors, other healthcare professionals and caregivers, Canada day will be here before you know it.


Below is some trivia that will help you celebrate the day. It is celebrated on July 1


Canada Trivia


What is Canada’s national anthem?
O Canada


What is Canada’s royal anthem?
God Save the Queen


What is the national emblem of Canada?
The maple leaf.


What are Canada's national sports?
Ice hockey and lacrosse


There are two official languages of Canada. What are they?
English and French.
What is the origin of the name "Canada"?
Canada is a name derived from the Huron-Iroquois kanata meaning, a village or settlement




Who was the first Prime Minister of Canada?
Sir John A. Macdonald




What animal is on the Canadian quarter?
the CARIBOU




How many oceans touch Canada?
THREE - the Atlantic on the east, the Pacific on the west and the Arctic to the north




How many countries border Canada?
ONE - the United States of America




How many provinces in Canada?
TEN - from west to east they are: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland




What is the capital city of Canada (the national capital)?
Ottawa




True or False? Canada is the world's second largest country, by land mass?
TRUE




What is the Canadian $1 coin called?
the Loonie (the loon is a Canadian bird and is pictured on the coin, thus the name)




When was the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms included in the Constitution Act?
1982 (no, that isn't a typo) Unlike the majority of democratic countries whose basic law derives from one document, Canada's basic law derives not only from a set of documents known as Constitution Acts, but also a set of unwritten laws and convention
True or False? Superman was created by a Canadian?
TRUE


Who were the first people to live in Canada?
(a) Europeans, (b) Americans, (c) Aboriginals, or (d) Norsemen
(c) the aboriginals or first nations peoples were the first inhabitants of Canada


What is the name of the elected lower house of Canadian parliament?
the house of commons


What is the leader of Canada called?
the Prime Minister


What leaf is on the Canadian flag?
the maple leaf - it is the national emblem of Canada


What is the Canadian national anthem called?
O'Canada -- oddly enough, although it has been sung since the late 1800's, it wasn't proclaimed Canada's National Anthem until 1980.


What is the "big prize" for the Canadian Football League ("CFL") called? The ________ cup
the GREY cup


What is the "big prize" for the National Hockey League ("NHL") called? The _______ cup
the STANLEY cup


What rodent is described by the Canadian Encyclopedia as having "had a greater impact on the
history and exploration of Canada than any other animal or plant species"?
the BEAVER


What measurement is used in Canada to measure temperature?
Celsius
Who was the first French-Canadian Prime Minister of Canada?
Sir Wilfred Laurier




What was the name of the system of safe passages and safehouses that allowed American slaves to escape to freedom in Canada?
The Underground Railroad


How many time zones in Canada?
SIX


How many national parks are there in Canada?
(a) under 10 (b) between 10 and 50 (c) between 50 and 100 (d) over 100
(B) between 10 and 50


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