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Test Yourself With This Canadian Trivia Challenge & Get Inspired – Anderson Connect

By August 17, 2021January 12th, 2024No Comments
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In this month’s Anderson Connect, we will be sharing the following. Hope you enjoy!

    • 1 short story
    • Canadian trivia challenge
    • 2 video stories – Presented by Anderson

Short Story

Damaged Souls Still Have Worth

A shop owner placed a sign above his door that said: “Puppies for Sale.”

Signs like this always have a way of attracting young children, and to no surprise, a boy saw the sign and approached the owner. “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?” he asked.

The store owner replied, “Anywhere from $30 to $50.”

The little boy pulled out some change from his pocket. “I have $2.37,” he said. “Can I please look at them?”

The shop owner smiled and whistled. Out of the kennel came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his shop followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur.

One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, “What’s wrong with that little dog?”

The shop owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn’t have a hip socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame.

The little boy became excited. “That is the puppy that I want to buy.”

The shop owner said, “No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I’ll just give him to you.”

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner’s eyes, pointed his finger, and said “I don’t want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I’ll pay full price. In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents each month until I have paid for him.”

The shop owner countered, “You really don’t want to buy this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies.”

To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace.

He looked up at the shop owner and softly replied, “Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands!”

Moral of the story:  We all have worth, no matter what our abilities are. Caring is a wonderful attribute and as we care for people around us, we in turn are blessed.


Canadian Trivia Challenge

We thought it would be fun to include a round of trivia in this month’s Connect. Grab your family and friends and test your Canadian knowledge! Whether you are an international student looking to make Canada your home, a proud immigrant or Canadian born, this fun trivia will be sure to test your knowledge! (Answers will be at the end of the Connect).

1. The first Tim Horton’s opened in what city?
A) London
B) Hamilton
C) Barrie
D) Collingwood

2. What Canadian province or territory boasts the longest freshwater beach in the world?
A) British Columbia
B) Nunavut
C) Ontario
D) Prince Edward Island

3. What is the tallest mountain peak in Canada?
A) Mount Logan, Yukon
B) Mount Fairweather, British Columbia
C) North Twin, Alberta
D) Mount Caubvick, Newfoundland

Video stories

Please enjoy two more video stories brought to you by Anderson this month.

The Tiger’s Whisker

The Last Ride

Trivia answers

1 – B: Hamilton. The first Tim Horton’s opened in Hamilton, Ontario in 1964. As of 2018, there are 4,846 Tim Horton restaurants located in 14 countries around the world.

2 – C: Ontario. Wasaga Beach, located in Ontario is the world’s longest freshwater beach with 14 kilometres of sandy shoreline.

3 – A: Mount Logan in Yukon is Canada’s tallest mountain. It is 5,995 metres high and is in Kluane National Park and Reserve.

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