Canada Day Activities and Trivia 2020
July 1, 2020
CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT HOME
Canada Day is a one of a kind event that brings together Canadians across the whole country. This is why Canadian Heritage is hosting Canada Day online in a way that will bring all Canadians together and allow them to express their national pride in a virtual environment. The Canada Day online website is your portal for all things Canada Day:
- Canada Day Across the Country, the daytime show, offers you a virtual tour of the celebrations. With hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord, discover talented artists from Sudbury, Montréal, Québec, Moncton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Calgary.
- Canada Day Together. the evening show, is a very special edition of Canada’s annual iconic celebration. Let yourself be entertained by great Canadian artists, in the comfort of your home
- Download a virtual Celebration Kit which contains interactive, creative and educational activities for the whole family.
An annual tradition at our picnic in Well’s Hill Park! Test your Canada Day knowledge below.
- Who was Canada’s only M.D. Prime Minister?
- How many Canadian cities have hosted the Olympics?
- Who is the first Canadian woman to be featured by herself on Canadian currency?
- Who was the first female elected as a Member of Parliament in 1921?
- Who became the fist female Cabinet Minister in 1957?
- In 1980, Terry Fox set off on his Marathon of Hope from St. John’s, NFL. 143 days later, when the cancer spread to his lungs, he was forced to stop outside what city?
- Which Canadian Prime Minister won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to peacefully resolve the Suez Crisis?
- What replaced ‘in all thy sons command’ to make our National Anthem gender neutral?
- Which National celebration falls on the longest day of the year?
- In what year did ALL Canadian women finally have the right to vote in federal elections?
Answers: 1. Sir Charles Tupper 2. Three: Montreal 1976, Calgary 1988, Vancouver, 2010 3. Viola Desmond 4. Agnes McPhail 5. Ellen Fairclough 6. Thunder Bay 7. Lester B. Pearson 8. ‘in all of us command’ 9. National Indigenous Peoples Day 10. 1960, when Indigenous persons were allowed to vote