Report on AGM 2010: Trivia Challenge Celebrates Manitoba

May 1, 2010 | Government News

Shelley Fiola and Larry McIntosh, both of Peak of the Market, show off the incredible array of prizes.

Shelley Fiola and Larry McIntosh, both of Peak of the Market, show off the incredible array of prizes.

Each year the AGM Banquet features a Trivia Challenge that pits teams against each other as they test their knowledge regarding Manitoba. It’s all part of the MCC’s efforts to celebrate the ‘Manitoba mystique’ – the people, places, achievements and history that make Manitoba great.

2010 was the 10th year for the Trivia Challenge, which has proven to be hugely popular. Larry McIntosh, CEO and President of Peak of the Market (a corporate member of the MCC) hosted the event.

Each member of the winning team received a trophy; a t-shirt that says ‘Man., What A Province’; a ‘Happy Manitoba Day’ Button; a plush  Arthur the Bull, Russell’s mascot; and a Peak of the Market prize pack.

The event involves 16 questions answered by teams in tables of eight. This year, the winning team scored 11 out of 16.

The triumphant team with trivia host Larry McIntosh (far right)

The triumphant team with trivia host Larry McIntosh (far right)

Take the trivia challenge and see how you stack up (a version with the answers follows the ‘clean’ version):

1) “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”, Canada’s longest running advice column, is written by Manitoba’s:

a) Pauline Philips

b) Maureen Scurfield

c) Di Brandt

d) Loretta Lonelyhearts  

2) In 2009 Canada Post’s “eccentric landmarks” series of stamps featured:

a) Selkirk’s Chuck the Catfish

b) Inwood’s garter snake statue   

c) Gladstone’s Happy Rock

d) Altona’s Van Gogh easel

3) Manitoba’s Gordon Gold was inducted into the eBay Hall of Fame for his collection relating to this TV show:  

a) The Simpsons

b) Batman

c) I Love Lucy

d) Star Trek

4) Manitoba’s Ty Wood won a 2010 Young Artist Award for his work in this film:

a) Sunshine Cleaning

b) Fireflies in the Garden

c) My Sister’s Keeper

d) The Haunting in Connecticut

5) Who was the first Manitoban to compete in the 2010 Winter Games?

a) Megan Imrie

b) Brittany Schussler

c) Shannon Rempel

d) Kyle Parrott

6) In 2010 Manitoba’s Elizabeth Buhler, the oldest Canadian living in Canada, celebrated this birthday:

a) 103rd 

b) 107th

c) 109th

d) 111th

7) The Manitoba Sasquatch Research Centre:

a) Is near Wasagaming

b) Is near Enola

c) Is near The Pas

d) Doesn’t exist

8 ) In August 2010 Melita is scheduled to unveil the world’s largest free-standing:

a) Pitchfork

b) Golf Club

c) Shaft of wheat

d) Banana

9) O, The Oprah Magazine, highlighted research from the University of Manitoba dispelling this old wives’ tale:  

a) we lose most of our body heat through our heads

b) eating carrots improves vision

c) feed a cold, starve a fever

d) lightning never strikes twice in the same place

10) In 2010 Manitoba’s Craig Franczyk will get a shot in this reality show:

a) The Bachelorette

b) Dragon’s Den 

c) The Apprentice

d) True Beauty

11) Manitoba’s Cordell Barker did not receive this award for his short film, “Runaway”:

a) Petit Rail d’Or (Cannes)

b) Animated Short (Genie)

c) Animated Short (Oscar)

d) Special Jury Prize (Annecy Film Fest.)

12) Darcy St. Laurent is the first Manitoban to finish a hike:

a) To the North Pole

b) Across the Sahara

c) To the South Pole

d) Up Mount Everest  

13) In 2010 it was announced the Robert Bateman Get to Know program would help youth get to know this provincial park:

a) Asessippi

b) Beaudry

c) Grass River

d) Pisew Falls

14) Churchill-born Susan Aglukark was the first Inuit performer to have a top-40 hit with this number one single from her album “O Child”:

a) Song of the Land

b) Breakin’ Down

c) Hina Na Ho

d) O Siem

15) Manitoba-born Louis Slotin participated in developing:

a) sonar

b) the atomic bomb

c) the first U.S. space flight

d) the polio vaccine 

16) While we all know Nellie McClung was a political reformer, not many know she began a successful career as a novelist in Manitoba.  Which novel was not written by Nellie?

a) Sowing Seeds in Danny

b) This Side Jordan

c) Purple Springs

d) The Second Chance

Answers in “bold”

1) “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts”, Canada’s longest running advice column, is written by Manitoba’s:

a) Pauline Philips

b) Maureen Scurfield

c) Di Brandt

d) Loretta Lonelyhearts  

2) In 2009 Canada Post’s “eccentric landmarks” series of stamps featured:

a) Selkirk’s Chuck the Catfish

b) Inwood’s garter snake statue   

c) Gladstone’s Happy Rock

d) Altona’s Van Gogh easel

3) Manitoba’s Gordon Gold was inducted into the eBay Hall of Fame for his collection relating to this TV show:  

a) The Simpsons

b) Batman

c) I Love Lucy

d) Star Trek

4) Manitoba’s Ty Wood won a 2010 Young Artist Award for his work in this film:

a) Sunshine Cleaning

b) Fireflies in the Garden

c) My Sister’s Keeper

d) The Haunting in Connecticut

5) Who was the first Manitoban to compete in the 2010 Winter Games?

a) Megan Imrie

b) Brittany Schussler

c) Shannon Rempel

d) Kyle Parrott

6) In 2010 Manitoba’s Elizabeth Buhler, the oldest Canadian living in Canada, celebrated this birthday:

a) 103rd 

b) 107th

c) 109th

d) 111th

7) The Manitoba Sasquatch Research Centre:

a) Is near Wasagaming

b) Is near Enola

c) Is near The Pas

d) Doesn’t exist

8 ) In August 2010 Melita is scheduled to unveil the world’s largest free-standing:

a) Pitchfork

b) Golf Club

c) Shaft of wheat

d) Banana

9) O, The Oprah Magazine, highlighted research from the University of Manitoba dispelling this old wives’ tale:  

a) we lose most of our body heat through our heads

b) eating carrots improves vision

c) feed a cold, starve a fever

d) lightning never strikes twice in the same place

10) In 2010 Manitoba’s Craig Franczyk will get a shot in this reality show:

a) The Bachelorette

b) Dragon’s Den 

c) The Apprentice

d) True Beauty

11) Manitoba’s Cordell Barker did not receive this award for his short film, “Runaway”:

a) Petit Rail d’Or (Cannes)

b) Animated Short (Genie)

c) Animated Short (Oscar)

d) Special Jury Prize (Annecy Film Fest.)

12) Darcy St. Laurent is the first Manitoban to finish a hike:

a) To the North Pole

b) Across the Sahara

c) To the South Pole

d) Up Mount Everest  

13) In 2010 it was announced the Robert Bateman Get to Know program would help youth get to know this provincial park:

a) Asessippi

b) Beaudry

c) Grass River

d) Pisew Falls

14) Churchill-born Susan Aglukark was the first Inuit performer to have a top-40 hit with this number one single from her album “O Child”:

a) Song of the Land

b) Breakin’ Down

c) Hina Na Ho

d) O Siem

15) Manitoba-born Louis Slotin participated in developing:

a) sonar

b) the atomic bomb

c) the first U.S. space flight

d) the polio vaccine 

16) While we all know Nellie McClung was a political reformer, not many know she began a successful career as a novelist in Manitoba.  Which novel was not written by Nellie?

a) Sowing Seeds in Danny

b) This Side Jordan

c) Purple Springs

d) The Second Chance

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce thanks the Russell and District Chambers of Commerce for hosting our 2010 AGM and these sponsors for making the event possible (click on the company name to access their website):

AV Sponsor

Avent Pro

Chairman’s Reception

Meyers Norris Penny LLP

Gold

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance

CN

OlaTech Corporation 

Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd.

Silver

Imaginets Resources Corp

Manitoba Public Insurance

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

MTS Allstream

Manitoba Pork Council

Procurement Services Branch

Rogers Communications Inc.

Manitoba Lotteries Corporation

Manitoba Hydro

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Women’s Enterprise Centre

Bronze

Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Maple Leaf Foods

Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Corporate Supporter

TD Merchant Services

Canada Safeway Limited

Travel Manitoba

PCL Constructors

The Canadian Wheat Board

Trivia Contest

Cando Contracting Ltd.

Peak of the Market 

2010 Speakers Series Keystone Sponsor:

 

 To find out more about the Manitoba Lotteries Corporation click here 

 2010 Speakers Series Diamond Sponsor:

  

To find out more about the Tribal Councils Investment Group Of Manitoba Ltd. click here.

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