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Bathroom Book of Manitoba Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild
     

Bathroom Book of Manitoba Trivia: Weird, Wacky and Wild

by Lisa Wojna, Patrick Henaff (Illustrator)
 
Manitoba is full of fascinating places and colourful people. Read this entertaining and lighthearted collection of facts from every part of our middle province:

- The grey owl is Manitoba's official bird

- According to one source, the Harlequin Romance publishing empire had its roots in the windy city of Winnipeg

- The Golden Boy, a bronze statue wrapped in

Overview

Manitoba is full of fascinating places and colourful people. Read this entertaining and lighthearted collection of facts from every part of our middle province:

- The grey owl is Manitoba's official bird

- According to one source, the Harlequin Romance publishing empire had its roots in the windy city of Winnipeg

- The Golden Boy, a bronze statue wrapped in 24-carat gold, is proudly perched atop the dome of the Provincial Buildings

- The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is a jewel in the crown of Winnipeg's art scene. Not only does it produce world-renowned dancers like Karen Kain, it's the oldest dance company in Canada and second oldest in North America

- Winnipeg's Royal Canadian Mint has produced currency for 60 countries other than Canada

- Lakes Winnipeg and Manitoba might cover a huge portion of the province, but they're really considered a shrunken lake the remains of Lake Agassiz, originally larger than all five Great Lakes combined

- According to 7-Eleven statistics, Winnipeggers down 400,000 slurpees per month, propelling the city to the annals of history as the Slurpee Capital of the World

- Manitoba boasts 2300 hours of sunlight each year

- The town of Gladstone is a happy, happy place, and townsfolk even proved it by erecting and painting the town's roadside mascot, Mr. Happy Rock

- The town of Neepawa prides itself in being the Lily Capital of the World.

And so many more fun and interesting tidbits…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897278284
Publisher:
Blue Bike Books
Publication date:
05/29/2007
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.43(d)

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