June Quiz

How well do you know your local history? Try this 30-day quiz.

June 1 June 1, 1967 and a restaurant in this big chain opened in Richmond, the first Canadian location.

  • McDonald’s
  • Wendy's
  • Tim Horton's

June 2 A riot broke out at a June 2, 1972 Vancouver rock show by these Brits. Name the performers. They’re still active!

  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Beatles
  • Duran Duran

June 3 On June 3, 1955 CP Airlines began the first service (over the North Pole) from Vancouver to this European city. (Think canals)

  • London
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam

June 4 Vancouver's most-elected mayor died this day in 1946. Name him.

  • Gerry McGeer
  • L.D. Taylor
  • Fred Hume

June 5 On June 5, 1961 this technological advance (in communications) occurred in Vancouver.

  • Color television began
  • Direct distance telephone dialling began
  • The “Internet” began

June 6 Vancouver's most renowned theatre director (think Arts Club) was born this day in 1943.

  • Larry Lillo
  • Freddie Wood
  • Bill Millerd

June 7 On June 7, 1989 the Canucks made a hugely successful sixth-round pick of this player. Name?

  • Alexander Mogilny
  • Pavel Bure
  • Stan Smyl

June 8 It was the city's tallest building when it opened June 8, 1977 on Hastings.

  • Harbour Centre
  • The Credit Foncier Building
  • The Wall Centre

June 9 Born in Edmonton June 9, 1961, he grew up in Burnaby, is a famous TV and movie actor—amd just got an honorary degree from UBC.

  • Michael J. Fox
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Jason Priestley

June 10 Unveiled June 10, 1972 she reclines on a rock off the Stanley Park shoreline. Name her.

  • The Mermaid
  • Girl in Wet Suit
  • Pauline Johnson

June 11 The last day of a 1976 UN Conference in Vancouver on Human Settlements was June 11. Its name?

  • Freshwater
  • Habitat
  • Tomorrow!

June 12 What famous local bridge, spanning the Fraser, opened June 12, 1964?

  • The Pattullo
  • The Port Mann
  • The Alex Fraser

June 13 This was discovered June 13, 1859 in Burrard Inlet and led to this well-known place name.

  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Gold

June 14 On June 14, 1994 the Canucks lost in the final game of the Stanley Cup final. Who did the Canucks lose to?

  • The Edmonton Oilers
  • The Detroit Red Wings
  • The New York Rangers

June 15 A ribbon was cut in Stanley Park June 15, 1956. The ribbon cutter: Margaret Sinclair's dad, fisheries minister James Sinclair. The facility he opened?

  • The Stanley Park Pavilion
  • The Vancouver Aquarium
  • The new Brockton Point lighthouse

June 16 On June 16, 1928 this man opened a drive-in barbecue stand on Granville at 67th. Name him.

  • Bud Kanke
  • Nat Bailey
  • Peter Pantages

June 17 What happened to the Province newspaper on June 17, 1957?

  • It went from broadsheet to tabloid
  • It changed to a morning paper
  • It became the first Vancouver daily newspaper to use color

June 18 CJVB Radio signed on in Vancouver on this day in 1972. What was unique about the station?

  • It featured an all-female on-air staff
  • It was the city’s first multi-lingual station
  • It was the city’s first country-music station

June 19 Premier Bill Bennett opened this June 19, 1983. It cost $126 million, changed the skyline.

  • The provincial courthouse
  • BC Place Stadium
  • The BC Hydro building

June 20 In the first sports event at BC Place Stadium June 20, 1983, what local team was on the field?

  • The Vancouver Whitecaps
  • The Vancouver Canadians
  • The New Westminster Salmonbellies

June 21 You could get to Squamish in a new way beginning June 21, 1974. What was it?

  • The PGE
  • The Royal Hudson Steam Train
  • By hovercraft

June 22 This explorer was born June 22, 1757 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England.

  • Captain James Cook
  • Captain David Pender
  • Captain George Vancouver

June 23 A new and unique TV outlet started in Vancouver June 23, 2003. Can you name it . . . and tell what made it unique?

  • Channel M, a multicultural TV station
  • A-Channel, concentrating on reruns
  • Channel 2, showing other stations’ listings

June 24 Vancouver newspapers report June 24, 1898 that lady cyclists wearing these are being banned from “respectable” places.

  • Goggles
  • Bloomers
  • Leg clips

June 25 This Steveston location, a popular attraction, marked its 100th birthday June 25, 1994.

  • The Gulf of Georgia Cannery
  • “The Cove” seafood cafe
  • The Steveston Museum

June 26 The first one in Vancouver ran a test route down Cordova Street June 26, 1890.

  • Hackney
  • Streetcar
  • Mechanized omnibus

June 27 Red Robinson hosted Vancouver's first rock and roll concert at Kerrisdale Arena June 27, 1956. What super-hot performer was featured?

  • Bill Haley & the Comets
  • Elvis Presley
  • Little Richard

June 28 We'll drink to this, an official opening June 28, 1984 on Granville Island.

  • Granville Island Brewery
  • The Keg
  • Milestone’s

June 29 We’ll drink to this, too: a shipment that left Yokohama, Japan and got to London June 29, 1887 via Vancouver set a speed record for the time of 29 days. What was the cargo?

  • Sake
  • Asahi Beer
  • Tea

June 30 On June 30, 1991 this famous lock-up closed after 79 years. Its name?

  • The BC Penitentiary
  • Oakalla
  • New Haven Borstal School

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June 1 McDonald’s June 2 The Rolling Stones June 3 Amsterdam June 4 L.D. Taylor June 5 Direct distance telephone dialling June 6 Bill Millerd June 7 Pavel Bure June 8 Vancouver Centre June 9 Michael J. Fox June 10 Girl in Wet Suit June 11 Habitat June 12 The Port Mann Bridge June 13 Coal, hence Coal Harbour June 14 The New York Rangers June 15 The Vancouver Aquarium June 16 Nat Bailey June 17 It changed to a morning paper June 18 It was the city’s first multi-lingual radio station June 19 BC Place Stadium June 20 The Vancouver Whitecaps vs. the Seattle Sounders June 21 The Royal Hudson Steam Train June 22 Captain George Vancouver June 23 Channel M, a multicultural TV station June 24 Bloomers June 25 The Gulf of Georgia Cannery June 26 A Streetcar June 27 Bill Haley and the Comets June 28 Granville Island Brewery June 29 Tea June 30 Oakalla

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