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Watch: hosts Canada Day Trivia

Questions pertain to Sudbury as well as Canadian geography, sports, lifestyle, and history
Join us on Facebook for Canada Day Trivia. (Keira Ferguson/

What may go down as the weirdest Canada Day in our nation’s great history is here, but in true north fashion, that red and white is coming out with or without a fireworks display to match it. 

To join in the virtual, distanced celebration, will be hosting its first-ever live-streamed Canada Day trivia game through its Facebook page today beginning at 12 p.m. 

Because hey, what better way to celebrate Canada and its residents than reminiscing about the things that make us so unique?

It’s also a great way to find out who the true patriot of the family is - bragging rights included. 

Albeit, those bragging rights will be all you get for participating, but Canadians have never needed an excuse for a little friendly competition. 

Play along in the video below. *


Greater Sudbury

  1. How‌ ‌many‌ ‌towns‌ ‌and‌ ‌cities‌ ‌formed‌ ‌the‌ ‌original‌ ‌Regional‌ ‌Municipality‌ ‌of‌ ‌Sudbury? (Bonus: name them)
  2. In‌ ‌what‌ ‌First‌ ‌Nation‌ ‌Territory‌ ‌does‌ ‌Sudbury‌ ‌reside‌ ‌according‌ ‌to‌ ‌treaty‌ ‌and‌ ‌tradition?‌ ‌
  3. How‌ ‌many‌ ‌lakes‌ ‌are‌ ‌there‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Greater‌ ‌Sudbury‌ ‌area?‌ 
  4. Which‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Nickel‌ ‌City’s‌ ‌330‌ ‌lakes‌ ‌is‌ ‌considered‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌contained‌ ‌within‌ ‌a‌ ‌
    Canadian‌ ‌city?‌ ‌
  5. What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌height‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Big‌ ‌Nickel?‌ ‌
  6. In‌ ‌what‌ ‌year‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌Northern‌ ‌Life‌ ‌newspaper‌ ‌first‌ ‌circulated?‌ ‌
  7. ‌Who‌ ‌originally‌ ‌owned‌ ‌the‌ ‌land‌ ‌now‌ ‌considered‌ ‌Bell‌ ‌Park?‌ ‌
  8. What‌ ‌fruit‌ ‌grows‌ ‌in‌ ‌Sudbury,‌ ‌that‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌happens‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌the‌ ‌largest‌ ‌producer‌ ‌and‌ ‌
    exporter‌ ‌of?‌
  9. In‌ ‌what‌ ‌year‌ ‌did‌ ‌a‌ ‌comet‌ ‌form‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌now‌ ‌considered‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sudbury‌ ‌Basin?
  10. Nickel‌ ‌City‌ ‌is‌ ‌home‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌deepest‌ ‌underground‌ ‌neutrino‌ ‌detector‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌world,‌ ‌can‌ ‌you‌ ‌
    name‌ ‌it? 

Canadian geography

  1. The‌ ‌CN‌ ‌tower‌ ‌at‌ ‌1,815-feet‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌tallest‌ ‌structure‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada,‌ ‌but‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌second‌ ‌
    tallest?‌ ‌
  2. What Canadian city is considered the Canoe Capital of the world?
  3. Canada‌ ‌is‌ ‌known‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌the‌ ‌longest‌ ‌what‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌whole‌ ‌world?‌ 
  4. What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌of‌ ‌Canada’s‌ ‌tallest‌ ‌mountain?‌ 

Sport in Canada

  1. When‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌Sudbury‌ ‌Wolves‌ ‌franchise‌ ‌established?
  2. What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌oldest‌ ‌team‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌NHL‌ ? (Bonus: in what year were they formed?)
  3. What‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌is‌ ‌known‌ ‌for‌ ‌having‌ ‌invented‌ ‌basketball‌? (Bonus: what year was it invented?)
  4. In‌ ‌what‌ ‌year‌ ‌did‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌first‌ ‌host‌ ‌the‌ ‌Olympic‌ ‌Winter‌ ‌Games?‌ ‌

Canadian lifestyle

  1. What‌ ‌Sudbury-born‌ ‌celebrity‌ ‌is‌ ‌known‌ ‌for‌ ‌hosting‌ ‌a‌ ‌US-based‌ ‌quiz‌ ‌show‌ ‌since‌ ‌1984?‌ ‌
  2. What‌ ‌family‌ ‌is‌ ‌considered‌ ‌by‌ ‌some‌ ‌to‌ ‌have‌ ‌inspired‌ ‌Northern‌ ‌Ontario‌ ‌tourism‌ ‌after‌ ‌
    catching‌ ‌the‌ ‌attention‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌press‌ ‌in‌ ‌1930?‌ ‌
  3. What‌ ‌world-renowned‌ ‌country‌ ‌singer‌ ‌has‌ ‌roots‌ ‌in‌ ‌Northern‌ ‌Ontario?‌ 
  4. A‌ ‌century‌ ‌ago,‌ ‌this‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌suffragette‌ ‌created‌ ‌a‌ ‌global‌ ‌makeup‌ ‌brand‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌still‌ ‌
    going‌ ‌strong‌ ‌today.‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌her‌ ‌name‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌brand‌ ‌she‌ ‌invented?‌ ‌

Canadian history

  1. What‌ ‌Aboriginal‌ ‌word‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌believed‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌derived‌ ‌from?‌ ‌
  2. When‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌original‌ ‌rendition‌ ‌of‌ ‌O’Canada‌ ‌first‌ ‌performed?‌ ‌
  3. For‌ ‌how‌ ‌many‌ ‌years‌ ‌did‌ ‌Canada‌ ‌have‌ ‌nuclear‌ ‌missiles? (Bonus: in what cities were they kept?)
  4. ‌There‌ ‌has‌ ‌only‌ ‌been‌ ‌one‌ ‌political‌ ‌assassination‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canadian‌ ‌history.‌ ‌What‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌name‌ ‌
    of‌ ‌the‌ ‌politician‌ ‌who‌ ‌was‌ ‌murdered‌? (Bonus: when did he die?)
  5. When‌ ‌was‌ ‌the‌ ‌first‌ ‌residential‌ ‌school‌ ‌opened‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada? (Bonus: when was the last federally-funded residential school closed?)
  6. When‌ ‌was‌ ‌same-sex‌ ‌marriage‌ ‌legalized‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada?‌ ‌
  7. Canada‌ ‌has‌ ‌only‌ ‌elected‌ ‌one‌ ‌female‌ ‌Prime‌ ‌Minister‌ ‌in‌ ‌its‌ ‌history,‌ ‌what‌ ‌was‌ ‌her‌ ‌name‌ ‌
    and‌ ‌when‌ ‌did‌ ‌she‌ ‌serve?‌
  8. In‌ ‌what‌ ‌year‌ ‌was‌ ‌slavery‌ ‌abolished‌ ‌in‌ ‌Canada? (Bonus: when was slavery abolished in Upper Canada?)


Greater Sudbury

  1. Seven. Sudbury,‌ ‌Capreol,‌ ‌Nickel‌ ‌Centre,‌ ‌Onaping‌ ‌Falls,‌ ‌Rayside-Balfour,‌ ‌Valley‌ ‌East,‌ ‌and Walden. 
  2. Robinson-Huron‌ ‌Treaty‌ ‌Territory,‌ ‌the‌ ‌traditional‌ ‌territory‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Atikameksheng‌ ‌Anishnaabeg‌ ‌ ‌

  3. 330

  4. Lake‌ ‌Wanapitei‌ - 13,256.8‌ ‌hectares‌ ‌

  5. 30-feet

  6. 1973

  7. William J. and Katherine Bell 

  8. Blueberries

  9. 1.8 billion years ago

  10. SNOLAB: Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

Canadian geography

  1. Sudbury’s‌ ‌Inco‌ ‌Superstack‌ - 1,247-feet/‌ ‌380‌ ‌metres
  2. Peterborough,‌ ‌Ontario
  3. Coastline - around 243,000-kilometres along the shores of 52,455 islands
  4. Mount Logan in the Kluane National Park and Reserve of the Yukon

Sport in Canada

  1. 1972
  2. Montréal Canadiens
  3. Dr.‌ ‌James‌ ‌Naismith‌, 1891
  4. 1988:‌ ‌Calgary‌, Alberta

Canadian lifestyle

  1. Alex‌ ‌Trebek‌, host of Jeopardy 
  2. Dionne‌ ‌Quintuplets‌
  3. Shania‌ ‌Twain‌ was born in Windsor but grew up in Timmins
  4. Florence‌ ‌Nightingale‌ ‌Graham,‌ ‌Elizabeth‌ ‌Arden‌ 

Canadian history

  1. Kanata:‌ ‌the‌ ‌Huron-Iroquois‌ ‌word‌ ‌meaning‌ ‌village‌ ‌or‌ ‌settlement‌
  2. June‌ ‌24,‌ ‌1880‌
  3. Nine:‌ ‌ From 1963-1972‌ ‌56 anti-aircraft Bomarc‌ ‌missiles were kept in La Macaza, Quebec and North Bay, Ontario
  4. Thomas‌ ‌D’arcy‌ ‌McGee‌, died April 7, 1868
  5. Mohawk Insitute in Brantford, Ontario accepted its first students in 1831. The last federally-funded residential school, Gordon Residential School in Punnichy, Saskatchewan, closed in 1996. 
  6. July 20, 2005
  7. Kim Campbell served from June 25 to Nov. 4, 1993
  8. Slavery was abolished everywhere in the British empire in 1834. Upper Canada passed the Anti-Slavery Act in 1793. 

* A mistake was made in the live-stream presentation. The Vanouver Olympic Winter Games were held in 2010, not 2019. 

Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

About the Author: Keira Ferguson, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

A graduate of both Laurentian University and Cambrian College, Keira Ferguson is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter, funded by the Government of Canada, at
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