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Aikens Trivia Challenge – Part 2

Date
Feb. 01, 2019

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Last year we challenged loyal Aikens guests and had some fun with our first ever Aikens trivia challenge. The 15-question quiz posed some funny facts (how many pounds of potatoes and tubs of minnows do we go through in a year?), acknowledged Aikens history (who is Chris’ Corner named after?) and revealed to the world Pit’s biggest pet peeve.

This year, we’ve raised the bar and upped the fun, and hereby introduce our Second Annual Aikens Trivia Challenge. Send us an email at fishing@aikenslake.com to let us know how many questions you got right. Whoever gets the most questions correct will receive a free item from our Aikens gift shop during a visit to the lodge in 2019.

May the best Aikens expert win!

Triva Questions (Answers Below)

1. What year was Boardwalk built?
2. Has there ever been a proposal at Aikens? For extra credit: Who and where? (or is this just a trick question)
3. Has there ever been a wedding at Aikens?
4. How many years has Grant been at Aikens?
5. What is Julie’s pet peeve?
6. Who is Elsie?
7. Who is Enzo the dog named after?
8. How long does it take Pat to service a boat?
9. What’s the biggest fish Pit’s ever guided?
10. Which staff members got married last October?
11. How many shorelunches are hosted every summer?
12. Where is the deepest spot in Aikens Lake?
13. What is Janelle’s favorite food that Chef Enzo cooks?
14. Which staff member has her/his pilot’s license?
15. How many people showed up at the staff Christmas party celebrating 30 years for the Turennes at Aikens?

 

Questions & Answers

Q. What year was Boardwalk built?
A. 2001 for cabin one, 2003 for Cabin two.

Q. Has there ever been a proposal at Aikens? For extra credit: Who and where? (or is this just a trick question)
A. Yes, Pit proposed to Julie on the third beach in 2001. Then, in 2009, Patrick proposed to Janelle in the dining room, with only their family there.

Q. Has there ever been a wedding at Aikens?
A. Yes, Julie officiated the wedding of Dr. Kathleen Ogden and Mr. Mark Kavulak in 2013. 



Q. How many years has Grant been at Aikens?
A. 21 years. He started in '97.

Q. What is Julie’s pet peeve?
A. After a good day on the lake the guide’s camera cases smell like old minnows when they get to the office. (it’s a good problem to have!)

Q. Who is Elsie?
A.  Elsie and Eric Carlson were the original owners of Aikens when the lodge opened in 1948.  Elsie is known as our friendly peninsula ghost (although she passed away in Winnipeg). 

Q. Who is Enzo the dog named after?
A. Enzo is named after a character in Pat’s favorite movie “The Big Blue”.

Q. How long does it take Pat to service a boat?
A. 30 minutes for an oil change, or half a day for a new paint job.
  
Q. What is the biggest fish Pit guided?
A. The biggest fish Pit guided was to Jay Zakaras, a 43” lake trout in 1997.

Q. Which staff members got married last October?
A. Jesse (Gus) and Reanne were married in October.

Q. How many shorelunches are hosted every summer?
A. Between 400-500 shorelunches are served every summer at our 10 prepared shorelunch areas. 

Q. Where is the deepest spot in Aikens Lake? 
A. Near MOFN Reef. 295 ft 

Q. What is Janelle’s favorite food that Chef Enzo cooks?
A. Janelle is in love with Enzo’s awesome shrimp in garlic creamy wine sauce… so much so that Enzo invites her to taste test every time.
 
Q. Which staff member has her/his pilot’s license?
A. Pro-staff guide Carey

Q. How many people showed up at the staff Christmas party celebrating 30 years for the Turennes at Aikens?
A.  204. 203 in attendance plus the Big Guy smiling down on us.

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