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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 27, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba AS JUNE 2002 THATS LIFE M It Trivia quiz your Canada Day guests BY ERIC SHACKLETON Canadian Press TORONTO It can be a daunting task to keep family and friends entertained on the Canada Day holiday weekend while the steaks sizzle on the But help is at hand at the nearest book store or on the For Canadian trivia Alastair Sweenys a nearly 170page collec tion of quirky questions and even quirkier recently rolled off the Theres also a Web site to go with it named for question 36 in the history section The first tourists to Canada were 30 London gentlemen who chartered a ship under the direction of Richard More in 1536 to see the strange things of the So what do you suppose happened to them the patty ran out of provisions in Newfoundland and the healthier men had to resort to A wellprovisioned French fishing ship saved Hore and the sur viving But they then callously took over the left its crew to fend for them selves on the shore and sailed the first tourists to says but very Other new Canadiana this year includes Bill Casselmans Canadian Sayings which is filled with and Curious Canadians by Nancy and Ted a book that contains more than 30 illustrated stories of some of the countrys schemers and Sweeny says the idea for the quiz book grew out of the realization that Canadians really dont know a lot about their country and its especially about our whose discoveries led to such things as television His interest in hunting for quirk began in when he did background research for Peter Newman and his book on The Hudson Bay Company of He asked me to look for quirky and that kind of lit some lamps in my Ever since then Ive been collecting quirky Sweeny turning it into the quiz producing The Canada an online resource for facts about Canadas first multime dia as well as School children between Grades 3 and 8 like to log on to says where theres a wide selection of 20question Heres a Canada Day with answers to the right QUESTIONS Where did the word Canada come from Where was the first permanent European settlement in Canada What was wampum used for by early First Nations tribes When and where was the first French settlement in Canada When and where was the first English settlement in Canada Where was Canadas worst railway disaster What historic building burned down 1916 Name the British general killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights in Who invented the first ice skate What was Canadas first feature and when did it pre mier Who was the first Canadian to win Olympic gold Where and when was the first recorded game of baseball some of which are also in the They love this Its like a treasure They learn by making when you do quizzes you make chuckles president of Ottawa Broken up into four sections geography and celebrities the CanQuiz book contains 22 sets of interesting questions and ranging from Canada Discovered to Canada Sweenys favourite quiz concerns Canadian One of the is who invented the light And every body when a light bulb goes its Thomas he But in fact it was Henry a University of Toronto Woodward invented the first incandescent lamp and sold the patent to Edisons compa where another Canadian Reginald Fessenden perfected Although it was a workable electric it contained plat making it too expensive to says After Fessenden was laid off by he went to work for George where he came up with a way to fuse wire to glass that brought about a workable cheap light It was used to light the 1892 Columbian Exposition in began collecting Canadian sayings because these things are worth Theyre and Take for the rivers so wind the fish have Thats not bad for a Quebec folk says Then theres Saskatchewan is so you couldnt find a tree to hang Is Vancouver wet the official city flower is I like the looks of Toronto in my rearview But reader Casselman likes off colour Theres still just a ferocious weight of censorship of the pamby born again busybody so I like expres sions that are he In Curious youll find such gems as the story of funeral director David Brown of who built his home in the early 1950s from embalming fluid believe it or his fami ly still uses the glass house The structural strength of those and their insulation is estimated at the equivalent of 70 centimetres of Weird eccentric but this fairytale glass castle is undeniably beau tiful and the Lisses ANSWERS Kanata is an Troquois word meaning village or Jacques Cartier is believed to have named New France Canada in 1536 from this Port Nova was established by Pierre de Monts and Samuel de Champlain in Shell necklaces called wampum were used by early First Nations for trade and They have been found as far inland as the Great In French Breton sailors built a fort called Brest on the north shore of the Strait of Belle Isle in Baie de Vieux Englands first colony was established in 1610 at Cupers Conception Now called Cupids it was settled by John Guy and 39 On June at a Grand Trunk Railway train ran through an open switch near killing 99 The Centre Block of the Parliament Sir Isaac He is sup posed to have uttered the words Push brave York volunteers as he lay In John fore man of the Starr Manufacturing in and his assistant Thomas Bateman patent ed a selffastening skate that attached tightly to a skaters boot with a mechanical The Acme Club spring skates met with instant Evangeline premiered in Halifax in George Orton won gold in the steeplechase at the Second Olympiad in 1900 in about 40 kilome tres east of on June This first recorded base ball game took place a year before Abner Doubleday supposedly invented the game in Source by Alastair Sweeny Key Porter Kidman to star in Gold Mountain BUCHAREST A bus owned by Nicolae the communist dicta tor executed 13 years will serve as Nicole Kidmans dressing room when she starts filming part of Cold Mountain in Romania next produc tion company employees In Los spokes men for Miramax Films confirmed that Kidman was shooting part of the movie a Civil Warera love story based on the Charles Frazier novel of the same name in rural but couldnt say whether she would use the bus as a B o g d a n the mar keting manager at Castel said Tuesday the bus has been revamped since it carried Ceausescu around the coun try on working It has solid wood a a tele phone switch board with six lines and its own electricity genera Cold Mountain will be written and direct ed by Oscarwin ner Anthony The costarring Jude Renee Zellweger and Natalie is scheduled to open in December George Bookmart USED BOOKS 653 10th Street Summer Rush is upon us Books Galore new titles in untl 1UIS DAILY ARIIIVAUS Phone 7251141 10 Fast Affordable Professional Photos Artivork Pins Collectables Needlepoint More Why with your lawn Get the Professionals Liquid Fertilizer and Weed Control on FINAL WEEK Keep your funnybone in shape hwrv M toot Hi Limited Time Offer JJEWBIBB The Diamond Centre Shoppers Mall 7254367 CRTC CRTC HEARINGCanacM The CRTC will hole a public hearing commencing on 12 August 2002 at at the CRTC 1 du to consier the following ASSINIBOINE CAMPUSCOM MUNITY RADIO SOCIETY requests authority to obtain a license to on frequency an English FM communitybased cam pus radio station in EXAMINATION OF APPLICATION 1430 Victoria If you wish to support or oppose an applica write the Secretary K1A may also file your intention by fax at 819 9940218 or by email at proce dure Your comments must be received at the CRTC on or before lflJV2QQ2 and MUST include the proof that you sent a copy to the For more information 1877249CRTC Tollfree or Internet Reference document Notice of Public Hearing CRTC Canadian Radiotelevision and Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des telecommunications canadiennes SIMMONS EDDIN PECIAL Gullbergs Serving Bran4on and Area For Over 70 Years HAWK ;