Adam - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Canadian Pacific railway is an influential railway that stretches from coast to coast and helped unite Canada. However, it is also a black mark in Canadian history because of the terrible treatment of the Chinese immigrant workers.

Addison - Scarborough, Ontario

Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, is a politician with major influences during the early to late 1900s. In 2004, Tommy Douglas was voted as the all-time greatest Canadian who ever lived. My project describes what he had accomplished to be granted with such a title.

Adil - Surrey, British Columbia

My project is about being a Muslim in Canada. It emphasis's the culture and where we go to pray (mosque)

Adra - Winnipeg, Manitoba

My project is about the life history of Emily Stowe. She broke gender barriers,and helped with the women's suffrage movement.

Adriana - Kirkland, Quebec

The astounding history of women's fight for the vote explained. Watch to see how these people shaped our country into what it is today.

Afton - Carlow, New Brunswick

My project is about how canoes have changed our world over quite a few centuries. We may not realize it but canoeing really opens a door to the beautiful nature all around us. Canoes helped found Canada and are very important to our culture even if we don't know it.

Alexandra - North Bay, Ontario

My project is on Pier 21, the immigration station and it's contribution to the development of Canada. Close to 1 million immigrants came through it's doors, including my family.

Alexandra - Fredericton, New Brunswick

My project looks at the history of food through the eyes of the immigrants. Starting with the First Nations, we studied the cuisines of the French, English, Scottish and Danish immigrants.

Alexandre - Miramichi, New Brunswick

Showcasing the accomplishments and untold story of pioneer for women and all Canadians.

Alicia - Vancouver, British Columbia

Scared and tired, Laura must walk twenty miles to the British head quarters. She must worn them about the attack the United States are planning. Will Laura be able to save the day, or will it end in a disaster?

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