Welcome to the Canada 150 Edmonton Trivia Contest! Today we’re releasing the first set of 10 questions – all About Edmonton. Sets of 10 questions will be released every Friday between now and June 23.
The two images above show how much Edmonton changed in just over 50 years. Events out east, like Confederation, might have had little impact on everyday life in Fort Edmonton. But Edmontonians soon started celebrating Confederation, as seen in this 1927 image. The trivia questions in our contest range in scope over the last 150 years and cover a variety of topics, from sports to municipal politics.
The questions are multiple choice and are meant to be fun. Here’s a sample taken from across the 150.
What is the river that flows through Edmonton?
A. North Saskatchewan River
B. Elbow River
C. Athabasca River
D. The River Styx
When was Edmonton’s first riot staged?
D. We have never rioted in Edmonton, as we are a law abiding populace.
Why did the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) build their post in Fort Saskatchewan, rather than in Edmonton?
A. They couldn’t find Edmonton
B. All their horses died
C. They liked the view of the river better
D. Chief Factor Hardisty and Inspector Jarvis couldn’t get along
We had a lot of fun with these questions and we hope you do too! We’d like to thank everyone at the Archives who helped research and write them.
Answers will be posted in another Transforming Edmonton blog post, next Friday, March 24. The next set of 10 questions will released at the same time!