A Boblo boatFive contestants will each win two tickets to a Feb. 10 screening of Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale.

Win tickets to alumni screening of Boblo Boats documentary

The University of Windsor Alumni Association is offering DailyNews readers a chance to win two tickets to a screening of Boblo Boats: A Detroit Ferry Tale on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Capitol Theatre.

Interweaving local lore and mythology, the film explores the whitewashed history of amusement parks and one crew’s crusade to bring back the memories. The screening by the Windsor International Film Festival is sponsored by the alumni association.

To enter the contest, just send your answers to the following trivia questions. Five winners, selected at random from all correct responses received by noon Tuesday, Feb. 7, will each receive two tickets to attend.

  1. The name “Boblo” is a corruption of the French name “Bois Blanc,” referencing the island’s abundance of what trees?
    a) Ash
    b) Birch
    c) Chestnut
    d) Dogwood
  2. What were the names of the two steamships that ferried passengers from Detroit to Boblo Island?
    a) Columbia and Ste. Clair
    b) Erie and Huron
    c) Enterprise and Excursion
    d) Michigander and Ontarian
  3. In what year did Boblo Island Amusement Park cease operation?
    a) 1988
    b) 1993
    c) 1998
    d) 2003

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please.

Friday’s screening begins at 7 p.m. at 121 University Ave. West. Tickets are available for purchase on the Windsor International Film Festival website.