Trivia emcee Nathan Peto fires off a question

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.

2011 was the 11th year for the Trivia Challenge, which has proven to be hugely popular. Nathan Peto, General Manager of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce hosted the event.

The event involves 16 questions answered by teams of a maximum of eight players. This year, the winning team scored 14 out of 16.

Nathan Peto (Middle) congragulates the winning team of (l to r): Tom Frohlinger, Jack Wilson, Rick Jaques and Brian Chita

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

The town of Neepawa, prides itself on being the ________ capital of the world.

  1. Daisy
  2. Rose
  3. Lily

The word whisky is Gaelic for ‘the water of life.’ Which Manitoba city is home to the famous Crown Royal whiskey?

  1. Flin Flon
  2. Gimli
  3. Selkirk

The Faculity of Management, at the University of Mantioba was renamed the Asper School of Business in 2000 after alumni Izzy Asper. Which Manitoba town is he from?

  1. Minnedosa
  2. Stenibach
  3. Winkler

Which town was named after a story book character in the book ‘The Sunless City’ by J.E. Preston Muddock?

  1. Selkirk
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Thompson
  4. Flin Flon

Which of these parks contains the highest point in Manitoba reaching 831.2 metres?

  1. Duck Mountain
  2. Turtle Mountain
  3. Riding Mountain
  4. Atikaki

Which river runs through The Pas?

  1. Saskatchewan River
  2. Burntwood River
  3. Overflowing River
  4. Whitemud River

This town is home to the Largest Painting on an Easel, a giant replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’

  1. Arborg
  2. Altona
  3. Miami
  4. Haywood

According the Canadian Geographic (in 2000), this Manitoba city is the sunniest city in Canada.

  1. Winnipeg
  2. Brandon
  3. Dauphin
  4. Churchill

Which tiny village in the North Interlake region of Manitoba was originally called Wasoo?

  1. Grand View
  2. Gimli
  3. Fisher Branch
  4. Fraserwood

In 1912, the final expansion to Manitoba’s borders was granted through legislation in the federal parliament. Which territorial district lost some of its area to Manitoba’s expansion?

  1. Rupertsland
  2. Franklin
  3. Mackenzie
  4. Keewatin

Many factors led to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. It resulted in the largest strike in the history of Western Canada. How many workers (both union and non-union) went on strike?

  1. 10 000
  2. 30 000
  3. 20 000
  4. 40 000

This man was appointed as the 9th Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba in 1916. He served in the position for 10 years. Who was he?

  1. Sir Douglas Colin Cameron
  2. Sir James Albert Manning Aikins
  3. Sir Daniel Hunter McMillan
  4. Theodore Arthur Burrows

In 1906, with population growth in the three prairie provinces at an explosive rate, the Canadian government conducted a special census for just these three provinces. What was the population of Winnipeg at the time?

  1. 32, 428
  2. 71, 924
  3. 47, 831
  4. 90, 153

Including the adjoining Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Rural Municipality of Kelsey, what Northern Manitoba city boasts a population of about 15,000, is home to the OCN Blizzard junior hockey team, and is famous for its lumber industry?

  1. Thompson
  2. Dauphin
  3. Swan River
  4. The Pas

The Oil Capital of Manitoba! What western Manitoba town is located at the junction of the TransCanada Highway and Highway 83, which runs from 300km north then south all the way to Mexico?

  1. Melita
  2. Morden
  3. Virden
  4. Elkhorn

The Northwest Round-up and Exhibition! What Manitoba town is nestled in the valley between the Duck and Porcupine Mountain?

  1. Swan Lake
  2. Swan River
  3. Morris
  4. Russell

Version With The Correct Answer Highlighted:

The town of Neepawa, prides itself on being the ________ capital of the world.

  1. Daisy
  2. Rose
  3. Lily

The word whisky is Gaelic for ‘the water of life.’ Which Manitoba city is home to the famous Crown Royal whiskey?

  1. Flin Flon
  2. Gimli
  3. Selkirk

The Faculity of Management, at the University of Mantioba was renamed the Asper School of Business in 2000 after alumni Izzy Asper. Which Manitoba town is he from?

  1. Minnedosa
  2. Stenibach
  3. Winkler

Which town was named after a story book character in the book ‘The Sunless City’ by J.E. Preston Muddock?

  1. Selkirk
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Thompson
  4. Flin Flon

Which of these parks contains the highest point in Manitoba reaching 831.2 metres?

  1. Duck Mountain
  2. Turtle Mountain
  3. Riding Mountain
  4. Atikaki

Which river runs through The Pas?

  1. Saskatchewan River
  2. Burntwood River
  3. Overflowing River
  4. Whitemud River

This town is home to the Largest Painting on an Easel, a giant replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’

  1. Arborg
  2. Altona
  3. Miami
  4. Haywood

According the Canadian Geographic (in 2000), this Manitoba city is the sunniest city in Canada.

  1. Winnipeg
  2. Brandon
  3. Dauphin
  4. Churchill

Which tiny village in the North Interlake region of Manitoba was originally called Wasoo?

  1. Grand View
  2. Gimli
  3. Fisher Branch
  4. Fraserwood

In 1912, the final expansion to Manitoba’s borders was granted through legislation in the federal parliament. Which territorial district lost some of its area to Manitoba’s expansion?

  1. Rupertsland
  2. Franklin
  3. Mackenzie
  4. Keewatin

Many factors led to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. It resulted in the largest strike in the history of Western Canada. How many workers (both union and non-union) went on strike?

  1. 10 000
  2. 30 000
  3. 20 000
  4. 40 000

This man was appointed as the 9th Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba in 1916. He served in the position for 10 years. Who was he?

  1. Sir Douglas Colin Cameron
  2. Sir James Albert Manning Aikins
  3. Sir Daniel Hunter McMillan
  4. Theodore Arthur Burrows

In 1906, with population growth in the three prairie provinces at an explosive rate, the Canadian government conducted a special census for just these three provinces. What was the population of Winnipeg at the time?

  1. 32, 428
  2. 71, 924
  3. 47, 831
  4. 90, 153

Including the adjoining Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Rural Municipality of Kelsey, what Northern Manitoba city boasts a population of about 15,000, is home to the OCN Blizzard junior hockey team, and is famous for its lumber industry?

  1. Thompson
  2. Dauphin
  3. Swan River
  4. The Pas

The Oil Capital of Manitoba! What western Manitoba town is located at the junction of the TransCanada Highway and Highway 83, which runs from 300km north then south all the way to Mexico?

  1. Melita
  2. Morden
  3. Virden
  4. Elkhorn

The Northwest Round-up and Exhibition! What Manitoba town is nestled in the valley between the Duck and Porcupine Mountain?

  1. Swan Lake
  2. Swan River
  3. Morris
  4. Russell

Thanks to our host, the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, and a special thanks to our sponsors; they helped make our AGM possible and the success it was (click on company title to access its website):

AV Sponsor

Avent Pro 

Keynote

Rogers Communications

Chair’s Reception

CIBC

Gold

Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance

Canadian National Railway

Tribal Councils Investment Group

Place Louis Suite Hotel

Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba

Silver

Meyers Norris Penny

Victoria Inn

Maple Leaf

Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade

Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Imaginet Resources Corp

MTS Allstream

Procurement Services Branch

Southport Aerospace

Manitoba Pork Council

Manitoba Lotteries

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Public Insurance

Bronze

Cando Contracting Ltd.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

Corporate Supporter

PCL Constructors Canada

The Canadian Wheat Board

TD Merchant Services