WHO KNOWS MORE “ABOOT” CANADA — AMERICANS OR CANADIANS? TAKE THE TEST AND FIND OUT, SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, ON CBC-TV’S TEST THE NATION: CANADA, EH?
Canadians invented insulin, basketball, the paint roller and the stubby beer bottle, but how much do we really know about our native land? Join fellow compatriots Wendy Mesley and Brent Bambury as they team up again to host Canada’s largest Canadian trivia event as we test the nation about itself on TEST THE NATION: CANADA, EH? telecasting Sunday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m., on CBC Television.
Can weathercasters quote Sir John A. MacDonald? Will American expats know the origins of Superman or the Stanley Cup? Who will identify Canada’s genuine national sport? Find out by taking the quiz, along with six in-studio teams of Johnny and Jane Canucks: Weathercasters, Reach-For-The-Toppers, new Canadians, Canadian Forces, tour guides, and American-Canadians. Tune in and find out who has the “goods” and if Canadians really know Canada best.
Celebrity coaches including Edmonton-born comedian Tommy Chong, Barenaked Ladies front-man Ed Robertson, Saskatchewan-born actress Kari Matchett (ER and 24) and Jully Black, one of the country’s top singer/song writers, will cheer from the sidelines as teams encounter a skill testing line of questions related to Canadian sports, music, movies, inventions, politics and culture.
“This is a monumental Canadian event, where we can celebrate our history and culture and be entertained in a fun trivia challenge that the entire family can watch and play,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director, network programming, CBC television.
Those who take the test will have a chance to win a $25,000 prize in time for back to school, courtesy of Canada’s Chicken Farmers. They can enter the contest by mailing in their scorecards provided by the National Post, on Saturday, Sept. 6, or by downloading the cards or playing online at www.cbc.ca/testthenation.