Category: Fun Stuff (Contests, Games & Trivia)
Last Chance to Fill Out a Genealogy Survey
Over the summer, researchers at Carleton University launched a national survey to understand why people are so keen on doing genealogy research, what they find and how, and what they do with all that information once they have it. More information and a link to the survey can be found at http://www.cusurveycentre.ca/gensurvey/.
Please note that the survey ends on November 30, 2011 so make sure you get your observations in before that time!
All three books are by Jo-Anne Christensen.
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Want to read more about paranormal activity on the Prairies?
Regina Transit's 100th Anniversary Celebration
Everyone is invited to
There will be displays of buses from the past to the present, transit memorabilia and refreshments.
Dress in clothing from your favourite era and become part of the festivities.
Mayor Pat Fiacco will be speaking at 1:30 p.m.
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the above photo: The inauguration of the Regina Municipal Railway in front of the City Hall on 11th Avenue, July 28, 1911.
In honour of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' centennial, the Fall 2010 issue of Saskatchewan History magazine is completely dedicated to the history of the team and its fans. Loaded with colour and black & white photographs, with interesting and compelling human stories about the Rider experience, is a must for any Rider fan!
Where else can you buy the Rider issue? Visit these Regina vendors:
* Cumberland Gallery, Sask. Legislature Building
Note: Everyone who purchases a copy of Saskatchewan History can enter to win an exclusive Rider history prize donated by Partners in Motion. "Each issue has an entry form, and the winning entry will receive a boxed DVD set of the Partners in Motion documentary film, On Roughriders: A Century of Saskatchewan Roughrider Football -- plus a replica Riders jersey, specifically created for the dramatic recreations in the film." The prize will be drawn on January 16, 2011.
Online Videos of “Celebrate the NWMP Trail” Events
Fourteen videos, providing highlights of the six ‘Celebrate the NWMP Trail” festivals, have been added to the Rural History and Culture Association website. The videos feature:
* Spirits of the Trail, the dramatic re-telling of the story of James Walsh and Sitting Bull
To check out the videos, go to http://www.rhcask.ca/nwmp-trail/.
Participate in a Saskatchewan Regional Dialect Survey
A Saskatchewan Regional Dialect Study is being carried out by McGill University with assistance from the University of Saskatchewan. The study is examining the changes in Saskatchewan dialect over time. A major part of the project is a survey located at www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ATj7tw30zyFOgYKjCW1z9Q_3d_3d. The survey should take no longer than 5 minutes.
Are You Up for the Saskatchewan Challenge?
Like many of our counterparts across Canada, the first Monday of August is set aside for a public holiday. Here in this province, our August holiday is called Saskatchewan Day, which naturally celebrates everything and everyone that makes Saskatchewan so special.
But how much do YOU really know about this great and wonderful province of ours? Up for a trivia challenge?
28 questions to baffle, stimulate, provoke, confuse, educate, and entertain you. Don't believe me? Check out the quiz for yourself.
Winnipeg Buildings Contest
The back cover of the current issue (June 2007) of the Manitoba History magazine shows a great old postcard of Winnipeg buildings, circa 1914. The person who can identify the most buildings in the postcard, before November 1, 2007, will win a prize (to be disclosed at deadline date).
To enter, go to the Manitoba Historical Society's contest page.
Need some help with the answers? Then check out the following resources available in the PHR room:
* John W. Graham's A Guide to the Architecture of Greater Winnipeg.
* Murray Peterson's Winnipeg's Landmarks.
* Murray Peterson's Winnipeg's Landmarks: Volume II.
* William Paul Thompson's Winnipeg Architecture: 100 Years.
Feb. 2007 Issue of "Manitoba History" Magazine
For your amusement, check out pages 30-38 of the February 2007 edition of the Manitoba History magazine to read up on historical 3-D images called stereoviews. By using the 3-D glasses that have been thoughtfully provided by the magazine's editors, readers will get the unique opportunity to see how these fascinating images look.
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