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Transcript of Canada Day
Justin Bieber George St. Pierre
Miley Cyrus Jim Carrey
Which one of the following images is not represented on Canadian a coin?
True or False?
Canada is the fifth largest country in the world.
True or False
Hockey is Canada's only National Sport.
Thank you very much for watching and participating in our Canada Day Assembly.
We will be having a Hockey Pick-Up game today at lunch. Please, come and speak to us at break if you would like to join in and become an Honorary Canadian.
It's time to learn about this Great Nation of ours...
We want to test how much you know about Canada!
False: At an outstanding 9,984,670 km², Canada is the second largest country in the world, after Russia. You could fit the UK into Canada over 40 times.
Miley Cyrus is not Canadian. However, there are a lot of famous Canadians that are often mistaken for Americans. For example, Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves, Neil Young, Avril Lavigne, Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion and many more.
False: Contrary to popular belief, until 1994 Lacrosse was Canada's only National Sport. Hockey was considered a National Pastime. In 1994, Hockey became the Winter Sport and Lacrosse remained the Summer Sport. Lacrosse was invented and played by Canada's First Nations People.
The bald eagle is not shown on a Canadian coin. It is a symbol of the USA. In Canada, the coins represent Canadian culture and wildlife. The images include; polar bears, loons, maple leafs, caribou and beavers.The Queen of England is also featured on the opposite side of all Canadian coins.
Canada is not necessarily known for its cuisine. Can you name one type of food that Canada is famous for?
If you guessed Maple Syrup, or Poutine; you guessed right! Canada is a very multicultural place, and so, does not really have its own original cuisine. Much of the food comes from the different cultures in Canada, such as Indian, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Italian and Greek. However, Canadians do love to chow down on some Canadian favourites, like; smoked meat, poutine, beaver tails, maple syrup, and peameal bacon.
What is the capital city of Canada?
It is a common mistake to assume that Toronto, Canada's largest city, is the capital of Canada. The capital city is actually Ottawa. The Parliament and the Prime Minister both reside in Ottawa. It is a lovely city with beautiful attractions.
True or False
There is a Canadian Landmark that is recognized as one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World.
True! Canada is famous for its outstanding natural beauty. Niagara Falls is considered to be one of the seven Natural Wonders. It is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The falls drop from over 53m, and are over 790m wide. The falls are not Canada's only beautiful landmark, we have the Rocky Mountains in the West, and the amazing shores of the East coast.
True or False
Canada has two official languages.
True! The official languages of Canada are French and English. The French speaking part of Canada is called Quebec, and is located in the Eastern part of the country. All students learn French from reception to Year 9. Most signs and products in Canada are written in both English and French.
How many provinces and territories are there in Canada?
A. 7 B. 10
C. 35 D. 13
The Answer is D. 13. There are 10 provinces and 3 territories. From British Colombia in the West to Newfoundland in the East, each province/territory has its own unique landscape, culture and tradition.
How many oceans surround Canada?
A. 2 B. 3
C. 5 D. 1
The Answer is B. 3. The Pacific Ocean is on the West coast, the Atlantic Ocean is on the East coast and the Arctic Ocean is up North. The Motto of the country is 'From Sea to Sea.'
What are the hottest and coldest days, on record, in Canada?
A. −63°C - 45°C B. −50°C - 30°C
C. −20°C - 25°C D. −35°C - 35°C
The Answer is A. Canada is known for its extreme weather conditions. The coldest temperature ever recorded was in Snag, Yukon at −63°C and the hottest temperature recorded was 45°C in Midale, Saskatchewan. Normal temperatures are usually between −30°C in the winter and 30°C in the summer.
Other Fun and Interesting Facts
1. Canada is home to the longest street in the World. Yonge Street is almost 2000KM long.
2. Canada is so big, it covers 6 different time zones.
3. Canada is in the the top ten least populated countries in the world. There are only 8 people per square mile.
4. Until 2007, Toronto's CN Tower was the world's tallest free standing structure.
5. Insulin, zippers, instant-replay, walkie-talkies and peanut butter were all invented in Canada.
The men's Canadian Hockey Team have won 8 Olympic Gold Medals. Both the men and women's teams won the 2010 Gold Medal in the Vancouver Winter Games. We take our hockey very seriously.
The worst thing you could possible do is mistaken a Canadian for an American. Here is a Canadian commercial knocking down Canadian stereotypes and clearing up the differences between Canadians and our Southern neighbours.
Please stand for Canada's National Anthem