Now You Know Canada: 150 Years of Fascinating Facts
Author: Doug Lennox
Release Date: June 03, 2017
A National Bestseller!
A new collection of the best Canadian trivia in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday.
Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday comes this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history, famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between. In these pages, you’ll learn the answers to questions like:
Where did the word Canuck come from?
How did an aristocratic French girl become a Canadian Robinson Crusoe?
What famous explorer played hockey in the Arctic?
Who was the first black woman elected to Canada’s Parliament?
What unlikely team beat Canada for the gold medal for hockey in the 1936 Winter Olympics?
How did the Halifax Explosion occur?
0202Just in time for Canada’s 150th birthday is this collection of the best in Canadian questions and answers, covering history, famous Canadians, sports, word origins, geography, and everything in between.1302Doug Lennox was an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Eric McCormack, Gary Oldman, and a myriad of others.2502
All-Canadian trivia book from Doug Lennox’s extensive Now You Know series
The Now You Know series is beloved across Canada, having sold over 240,000 copies, and the first book in the series, Now You Know, has sold over 63,000 copies to date
Published to coincide with Canada’s 150th birthday festivities
Topics include word origins, history, notable Canadians, geography, and sports, all with a uniquely Canadian tilt
Presented in a fun question-and-answer format
04021. O CANADA
2. POLICY-MAKERS and GROUND-BREAKERS
4. CANADA AT WAR
5. HEROES AND LEGENDS
6. PRODIGIES OF SCIENCE, INVENTION, AND MEDICINE
7. CANADIAN DISASTERS
8. INTREPID EXPLORERS
9. ENTERTAIN ME
10. THE OLD BALL GAME
11. GRIDIRON HISTORY
12. CANADA‘S GAME
13. THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, NOW IN CANADA
14. SCOOPS ON CANADIAN HOOPS
15. CANADA‘S OTHER NATIONAL GAME
16. ROCKS AND ROLLS
17. MAKING A SPLASH
18. OLYMPIC FEATS
19. MORE CHAMPIONS OF CANADIAN SPORT
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