Canada Day Trivia, How Would You Score? Plus, Fireworks Safety Tips [Updated]
It’s just not Canada Day without some Canadian trivia and fireworks, and InsuranceHotline.com has you covered on both accounts. With Canada Day fast approaching, we wanted to help you get ready!
- Canada is a bilingual country, yet there is only one officially bilingual province. Name it.
- What year was the "loonie" introduced?
- What year was the "toonie" introduced?
- How many times zones are there across Canada?
- Which province is the country’s largest producer of maple syrup?
- What year did Newfoundland’s name officially change to include Labrador?
- Name the two national sports of Canada.
- True or false: Canadian forests account for nine per cent of all forest coverage worldwide.
- The world’s first UFO landing pad is in this province. (Build it and they will come?) Name the province. Bonus points if you know the town's name too!
- How many Olympics has Canada hosted?
Fireworks Safety Tips
Remember to follow these firework safety tips to avoid injury or property damage this Canada Day:
- Only adults should buy, handle or set-off fireworks.
- Buy fireworks from a reliable source (and no, the guy selling them from the back of his van on the street corner doesn’t count).
- Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging. Pay attention to the cautions and warnings too.
- Set up outdoors, in a clear, open space. Light fireworks on a hard, flat and level surface, and make sure the fireworks are well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
- Light fireworks at arm’s length, standing back and keeping your face away.
- Keep spectators a safe distance away from the area where the fireworks are being set off.
- Store unused fireworks in a closed box, away from the firework being lit.
- Do not smoke around the fireworks. If you’re impaired (alcohol or drugs) do not handle fireworks.
- Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by, bucket of sand and a working fire extinguisher.
- Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks.
- For duds, wait 30 minutes and then soak them in a bucket of water.
- Wear protective glasses and gloves, and never lean over the fireworks. Keep your hair and clothes away from the firework, or the fire source being used to light the firework.
- If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.