Cole - Winnipeg, Manitoba

A look into the development of transportation in Winnipeg in an era defined by progress and prosperity.

Cooper - Oshawa , Ontario

My project is on the North American beaver. My video covers many topics including historical background, significant dates, and how the beaver is essential to helping our ecosystem. I also explain why the beaver is on our Canadian nickel.

Daniel - Priceville, New Brunswick

Project explains my family's heritage of making maple syrup.

Ella - Grimsby, Ontario

My project is about a Canadian women's championship basketball team from 1915 to 1940, called the Edmonton Grads. The formal name of the team was the Commercial Graduates Basketball Club. The team soon became known informally as the Edmonton Grads. I introduce how the team was formed, their major achievements during their twenty-five years as a team, and why the team was so successful. I also discuss their impact on women in sport and their significance to our Canadian heritage.

Étienne - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The importance of Anne of Green Gables the musical in today's society, as well as the culture it has in the heart of Charlottetown.

Fathima - Vancouver, British Columbia

Being a spy, mail carrier, and a nurse can be tiring, but being all that and disguising as the opposite gender can be even more tiring! That's what Sarah Emma Edmonds had to do! In 1841 Sarah was born. Her father was very upset that she was a girl instead of a boy. He wanted a boy because the boy would help with the farming , so he treated Sarah very badly. When she was 17 she ran away because of her father. She disguised herself as a man so her father wouldn't be able to find her. So she got a job which was to sell bibles. Then she traveled to Flint, Michigan and joined as a man to help the American civil war. She became a nurse at first, but she later had malaria, so after she was better she became a mail carrier because if she went back the other nurses would question her where she went so she had to become a mail carrier. Then they would find about her true identity. When she heard that a spy agent was killed she immediately signed up to become a spy. It was probably really hard for her to be disguised as a man and work for the American civil war! The amazing part is that she was from Canada!

Gabrielle - Vancouver, British Columbia

A look at the life of RCMP Inspector WJD Dempster when he lived in the Yukon. Told from the perspective of me, his great-granddaughter, as related to me by his daughter Sheila - my grandmother, with photos from our family albums.

Han Ru - Montréal, Quebec

A project on the history of Hawaiian pizza. D’où provient cette invention controversée?

Hannah - River Philip, Nova Scotia

My project is all about Pier 21 and my family's immigration to Canada from Switzerland. If it weren't for the sacrifices they made I wouldn't be here today.

Henry - Brackley, Prince Edward Island

The Battle of Vimy Ridge, strategies used, loss of lives, Victoria cross recipients, etc.

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April/May — Young Citizens are selected at their regional Heritage Fairs across Canada.

June 5th — All Young Citizens should submit their videos to Canada’s History by this date.

June 12th — Voting Opens! Go to the profiles on YoungCitizens.ca and start voting for your favorite videos. You will be able to vote once for each video!

June 22nd — Voting Closes

August 31st — Winners will be contacted by this date.

Fall, 2018 — Winners will travel to Ottawa for the Canada’s History Forum (date to be confirmed)

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