The Great Canadian Trivia Book

Overview

Canada has given the world the real Winnie the Pooh, the phrase "Beatlemania," and the man who invented the Academy Awards. If it weren’t for Canada, we might not have the pie-in-the-face gag, basketball, time zones, or the dotted white line on the middle of highways.

And anyone who still thinks Canada is dull obviously doesn’t know about the Canadian who was the longest serving prisoner on Alcatraz, or the night that members of Parliament threw books and toy balloons at each other during a wild debate in the House of Commons. The Great Canadian Trivia Book explores the noteworthy and the notorious, the factual and the phenomenal, the obscure and outlandish sides of the Great White North.

Reviews

"Fun to read."

Canadian Book Review Annually

"In this fascinating book, journalists Mark Kearney and Randy Ray explore the noteworthy and notorious, the factual and phenomenal, the obscure and outlandish sides of the Great White North

"useful for readers hungry for information and pleasant for readers who are browsing just for fun."

(December, 1996)

About the Authors

Randy Ray

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Randy Ray

Randy Ray is a freelance writer, author and publicist. He worked as a reporter with The London Free Press for 13 years, including three years as the newspaper's Parliament Hill correspondent. He lives in Ottawa.

Mark Kearney

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Mark Kearney

Mark Kearney lives in London and has worked as a journalist for almost twenty-five years. He has a journalism degree from the University of Western Ontario.