128. Toronto Multicultural Contest Winner

Portuguese Bull Fight. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

Okay, I must admit it wasn’t easy. But we did get a winner.

No one who tried our country-identification contest got all the right answers. We also didn’t get as many entries as we had hoped. We can blame it on the technology and our own inexperience with it. We were very sorry to hear about the people who tried several times but couldn’t get the Entry Form to work. It must have been very frustrating. Many thanks to those of you who struggled successfully with it or in spite of it.

Guyanese band. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

The winner Steve Fenech answered 14 out of 25 correctly. The pictures are still on our web-site: www.TorontoMulticulturalCalendar.com . The answers are:

1. Bull fight. 2. Canada – First Nations; 3. Ireland; 4. India; 5. Guyana; 6. China. 7. Korea; 8. India; 9. Mexico; 10. Scotland; 11. Ukraine; 12. China; 13. Philippines; 14. China; 15. Korea; 16. Greece; 17. England; 18. England; 19. India; 20. Korea; 21. Canada – First Nations; 22. Sri Lanka; 23. Portugal; 24. China; 25. Bolivia.

Ukrainian Parade. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

Notes on the pictures our contestants found difficult: No. 1 was a Portuguese bull fight, not Spanish. See http://oletoiro.com , one of the Andorean bull rings within an hour’s drive of Toronto. It opens its 2011 season on June 4. It really does exist and the bull is not killed or hurt. No. 4 was an Indian Hindu temple on Fern Avenue. No. 5 was Guyana. There’s a Guyanese flag in the picture of the school children playing steel drums. No. 9 was a dancer from Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

Bolivian Shaman Dance. Image©Ruth Lor Malloy 2011

No. 11 was taken at the annual Ukrainian parade in September on Bloor Street near Runnymede. Russia was a close guess. No. 12 was the Chinese temple at the International Taoist Centre near Orangeville. No. 13 was a Filipina food vendor. Lumpia is a Filipino dish. 15. The short silk jacket is uniquely Korean. 17. Morris dancing is English. This image was taken on May Day in High Park.

No. 18 was a tricky question. The shirt says “Gujarat” which is a state in India. But the sport is cricket, which is English. 22. The noodles and egg in this popular Sri Lankan dish Egg Hoppers should be a clue. You might want to try this spicy dish the next time you’re in a Sri Lankan restaurant. 23. The language on the flags in the picture is Portuguese. 25. These dancers in Bolivian shaman costumes have performed at Hispanic festivals in Toronto.

If you didn’t even get 50% of these, maybe you might think about asking your Toronto neighbours about the national dress, food, dances, and architecture of their country of origin.  Let me know if I’ve made any mistakes.

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