To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the City of Edmonton Archives is having a contest!
Test your knowledge of Edmonton and our history (or learn something new) with our 150 multiple choice questions. These questions are about both our recent and distant past and relate to who we are, where we come from, and where we’re going as a city.
Sets of 10 questions will be released over 15 weeks starting on Friday, March 17. The answers will be provided on the following Friday through Transforming Edmonton blog posts, at the same time as the next batch of questions is released.
Each week, all completed entries with a minimum of five (5) correct answers will be entered into a random prize draw for a copy of Building a Legacy by former Historian Laureate Ken Tingley.
Each week, a copy of Building a Legacy will be given away to one winner chosen at random from all entrants that week.
Participants will also be entered for a grand prize draw of a framed Archives’ photograph (EA-160-1326, see below), receiving one entry for each weekly submission that has a minimum of seven (7) correct answers. See full contest details: Archives Contest Rules.
|March 17||Set 1: About Edmonton||n/a|
|March 24||Set 2: Teamwork||Set 1|
|March 31||Set 3: Arts & Culture||Set 2|
|April 7||Set 4: Transportation||Set 3|
|April 14||Set 5: Buildings||Set 4|
|April 21||Set 6: Education||Set 5|
|April 28||Set 7: Law & Order||Set 6|
|May 5||Set 8: Municipal Politics||Set 7|
|May 12||Set 9: Military||Set 8|
|May 19||Set 10: Sport & Leisure||Set 9|
|May 26||Set 11: Environment & Landmarks||Set 10|
|June 2||Set 12: City Growth||Set 11|
|June 9||Set 13: Communications||Set 12|
|June 16||Set 14: Industry||Set 13|
|June 23||Set 15: Events||Set 14|
|June 30||n/a||Set 15|
Watch out for the first set of questions on Friday, March 17 – all About Edmonton!