Friday, 8 August 2008

Saskatchewan Day And A Fun Quiz About Saskatchewan

Hi doggies, kitties and hammies

We live in the province of Saskatchewan in Canada.

August 4th was Saskatchewan Day. Even though it was a holiday Momma had to work and so she was too busy to post about it on our blog and then she totally forgot about it.

It's a good thing our U.K. friend Blue did a post on Saskatchewan and reminded us. Blue has friends and family in Saskatchewan. In fact she had visited here but unfortunately it was before we had connected with her in blogland. Too bad! We would have loved to meet! We feel a special connection to Blue and consider her an honorary Saskatchewanite!

Anyways, to make up for Momma's lapse us Saskatchewan doggies have been doing our homework and decided to make up a quiz about Saskatchewan.

All of the following statements are absolutely true except for one.

Can you guess which statement is incorrect?

Try not to look it up. Just read through and post your guess.

We will post the correct answer and pictures in about a week.

Hope you have fun!

1. Saskatchewan's population is over 1 million.

2. Saskatchewan's official motto is "The Land of the Living Skies"

3. The very first bird santuary in North America was founded in Saskatchewan.

4. The highest temperature ever recorded in Canada was in Saskatchewan at 45 C / 113 F

5. The coldest official recorded temperature in Saskatchewan is -57° C /-70.6 °F

6. In Saskatchewan the only month that it has never snowed is July.

7. Minnisota, USA may be known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" but Saskatchewan which is totally land-locked has over 100,000 bodies of water.

8. There is a lake in Saskatchewan in which it is impossible to sink.

9. There is a place in Saskatchewan where scientists have located historic findings that date back older than the Great Pyramids of Egypt. These are Native Indian's tipi rings, stone cairns and a medicine wheel.

10. An almost complete set of dinosaur bones has been found in Saskatchewan. The bones are over 56 million years old.

11. Saskatchewan landscape is flat prairieland. In fact the common joke is: "Saskatchewan is so flat that you can sit on the porch and watch your dog run away for 3 days. ( Hey we gotta put some doggie stuff in here somewhere. ) LOL

12. Saskatchewan has the world's only dance floor that is padded with horse hair.

13. Saskatchewan once needed a mountain for downhill skiing and since Saskatchewan is prairieland, tonnes and tonnes of trash were piled up into a mountain, covered with dirt and then snow. The Winter Olympics were then held on this 'trash mountain'. (Hey, we just had to add in the Olympics here too! )

So which statement is the incorrect one?