Brandon - Vancouver, British Columbia

My project is on CPAWS, which is Canada's only non-profit charity solely dedicated to the protection of parks and wilderness. CPAWS was formed in 1963 and has been working towards protecting at least half of Canada's public land and water ever since. How do they help though? CPAWS has different "chapters" all across Canada. Each chapter works to protect parks, land, and water in their territory or province (one chapter per province/territory). In addition, CPAWS educates the public at fairs, events, and schools to inform people about the importance of nature and why we need to act NOW (for example, Canada is home to a quarter of the world's remaining 'wild' forests, and with climate change and rapid population growth it is crucial that we protect them). CPAWS also helps animals, some of which include caribou in British Columbia and bears in Alberta.

Breanna - Oshawa, Ontario

A part of my project was discovering the connection between osteoporosis and astronauts and how research can help Canadians.

 

Breanne - Vancouver, British Columbia

This project explores Goodwin's roles as a labour activist and a conscription fighter in his life and legacy, and how they impact canada today.

Breton - Bedford, Nova Scotia

Pour mon vidéo, j’ai visité la forteresse de Louisbourg, un lieu national historique du Canada, et la plus grande reconstruction de ville armée française du 18e siècle en Amérique du Nord. Elle est située en Nouvelle-Écosse.  Je vous décris la vie des soldats et les pêcheurs et aussi l’importance de la forteresse. 

Brydan - Vancouver, British Columbia

My project is about the Canadian Wildlife Federation; what the organization is about, what they are doing in regards to the protection and preservation of nature and wildlife, how they have changed since they started and how they have made positive impact in Canada.

Caitlin - Nepean, Ontario

This projects seeks to bring to light the development of the British Home Child program, the various events with which it is associated, important figures involved during the length of the project, perspectives and experiences revolving about it, and a personal connection to the story.

Callie - Vancouver, British Columbia

Exploring the life of William Joseph Pendray and the Pendray family home.

Cameron - Quispamsis , New Brunswick

The history of Fredericton’s Hartt Boot and Shoe Company, and the life of its founder, Odber Hartt.

Catherine - Inkerman, Nouveau-Brunswick

L’explication de diverses herbages utilisées pour faire de l’encens et son utilité chez les autochtones.

Christena - Napan, New Brunswick

My project was done on a ship in the British Royal Navy the HMS Belfast, and how my grandfather's work in the Navy brought my family to Canada. The Belfast fought many important battles, including D-Day, and played a significant role in the Battle of North Cape, one they were specially honored for with a plaque. In my project I found many connections that tied Canadians to not only the Belfast, but to the British Royal Navy in general!

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Winter and Spring 2019 — Heritage Fairs take place across the country.

June 4th — All Young Citizens should submit their videos to Canada’s History by this date.

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

Fall 2019 or Winter 2020 — Winners will travel to Ottawa for the Canada’s History Forum (date to be confirmed).

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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