The City of Edmonton Archives Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest wrapped up on June 30 with over 1200 responses!
Between March 17 and June 23, 2017, sets of 10 themed questions on Edmonton and our history were released weekly through this blog. Answers were also provided in the blogs with related images and further information. To date the blog posts have been viewed over 6300 times.
We randomly drew 15 names for the weekly draws (congratulations to all the winners!) and we’ll be drawing from all the entries for the grand prize of a framed archives photograph shortly.
We did make a couple of mistakes along the way, one time mixing up Henry Marshall Tory’s first name (for some reason we called him James) and we were completely off on the location of the Rat Hole. Apologies for any confusion and thanks to the people who took the time to let us know.
The questions and answers will be available both as a whole and in the themed sections on our website. If you missed the contest you can still test yourself!
I’d like to thank everyone at the Archives for putting together the questions and Kathryn Ivany for help writing the blog posts. Thanks also the City of Edmonton Communications staff for helping us with the blog posts and promotion.
We had a lot of fun with this trivia contest and we hope you did too. Now it’s time for us to relax and enjoy the summer. Happy Sesquicentennial!