Are you ready for our 12th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today is all Canadian Questions. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun

Questions

  1. What was the name given to the group of women who successfully argued that women were considered ‘people’ under the law?
  2. In 1955, the instant replay was first used in which Canadian sports?
  3. Fernand Lachance of Warwick, Quebec is the widely accepted inventor of this Canadian comfort food. What is the name of this comfort food?
  4. What was the name of the board game that Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Haney invented in1979?
  5. North York’s Daniel Negreanu has won millions over his career playing what?
  6. What did Canadian Joseph-Armand Bombardier invent?
  7. In 1913, what common clothing necessity was invented by a Canadian that is attached to men’s and women’s pants?
  8. Canadian brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott, have appeared together on what type of television reality show since 2011?
  9. Do you know which Canadian owl is the heaviest of the species as a whole?
  10. Which animal is equipped with feet that spread to make it easy for it to walk on snow?

Story

It was a rainy day in July and George was reminiscing about times gone by and the friends he shared special moments with over the years.  While browsing through his photo album memories of his poker buddies came to his mind. It had been 10 years since he last saw them. I wonder what they are up to now. He was suddenly startled by a knock at the door. Looking at the time, he remembered his granddaughter Sierra was coming to visit today.  

“Come in” he hollered

“Grandpa how many times has mom told you not to leave your door unlocked.” Sierra said as she walked in.

“What no Hello first?” he said with a slight glimmer in his eye. He loved his granddaughter even her sassy ways.

She looked over at his stack of photo albums “What are you doing?”

“Reminiscing”

“You know I can put those all on a computer file for you and you can flip through them quicker”

“You, young ones and your technology, there is something about flipping thorough pages that bring the memories more to life for me.”  He smiled at the thought of how times have changed. “Come sit with me.”

Sierra walked over and sat down. She noticed a picture of what looked like a band from the 60’s  “Who are they?”

“Oh this is The Famous Five it was a garage band I was in.  Oh we had so much fun, we then became poker buddies.   This is Terry.” pointing at a young man with dark tanned skin and blond hair. You would not know it from looking at him but he was an amazing Ice Hockey and Lacrosse player, and boy did he love his poutine.”

“This is Ted.” He pointed to a long dark haired scruffy looking person.  “He was the smartest of us, I thought for sure one day we would see him on Jeopardy. He never lost a Trivial Pursuit game. He was a walking encyclopedia”

“Oh and then we have Garry. He motioned to the one holding a camera and a guitar. “He was quite the hoot love to push his photography to the limits. You may have seen some of his photos, they were published in the National Geographic.”

While pointing he made a request of Sierra “Could you go over to that cupboard and pull out the stack of magazines?”

She did as he requested.  “Thank you sweetie”

She noticed that there were a few dog eared pages, he flipped to them.  This is one of his and so is this one” He pointed at a lynx and polar bear. “Oh yes this one is as well.”

She looked and saw a magnificent picture of a snowy owl in flight while great horn owl sat on a branch of a dead tree.  “Wow”

She saw a smile come across her grandfathers face that she had never seen before, quickly she open the zipper of her purse and pulls out her camera and snaps a picture. He did not even notice.

He went back to the photo.  “Oh and Jeff, when winter came around he was always out on his snowmobile did not surprise me when he purchased  500 acre of property with trails and bush on it. He built a cabin in the middle of it for us boys to hang out in.” A little sadness filled his heart about how he missed them.

“Where are they now grandpa?” 

“We have scattered across Canada to be closer to our children and grandchildren. Oh how I miss them so”.

Sierra knew that the surprise her mom and her had for him would make his heart jump with joy. She thought about how mom was able to find all his friends and bring them together for lunch today and a weekend with his boys.

“What are you think about Sweetie?”

Nothing Grandpa, but we should get going or we will be late for lunch”

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