Michael - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

My project is about the role of Canadian soldiers in the Italian Campaign of WWII. My great grandfather served with the Cape Breton Highlanders in Italy. I never got to meet him because he died before I was born but I was able to interview a 92-year-old veteran named Tom Wall who was a private in the Carlton-York regiment who also fought in Italy. The soldiers in Italy were known as D-Day Dodgers because they didn't participate in the invasion Normandy. My project highlights the critical role the Italian Campaign played in the success of D-Day.

Mischa - Winnipeg, Manitoba

The project talks about how the intersection evolved from an ox cart trail to one of the most famous intersections in North America. It also talks about each of the corners' history and the big debate on whether to open up the intersection or to leave it closed to pedestrians.

Molly - River Ryan, Nova Scotia

The project is an exploration of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery and her impact on women's rights in Canada.

Naman - Vancouver, British Columbia

Wilder Penfield was an American-Canadian nuerosurgeon. He had done many things to improve brain surgery, such as figuring out where Deja Vu stemmed from, the Homunculus, curing Epilepsy and finally, doing Brain Surgery while awake.

Naomi - Scoudouc, New Brunswick

Canada's connection to the Titanic tragedy. Rescue efforts and passengers.

Noah - Sydney, Nova Scotia

I became interested in the Mi’kmaq people and their culture. I wanted to learn more about the culture. To learn, I interviewed Hereditary Chief Stephen Augustine and asked him questions about Mi’kmaq culture. I also learned information from a couple of books that I had brought home from my school library. These books showed the terrible experience of Indigenous kids at Indian Residential Schools. As I grew more interested I began to draw pictures and create a book. I wanted to show Mi’kmaq culture for its beauty, color and hope. Because much of this culture was nearly lost as a result the residential school period.

Omnia - Medicine Hat , Alberta

This project burrows under the surface of Canada's extensive history in the discovery and research of stem cells.

Oscar - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

My project is about my Great Grandfather: The Spy From P.E.I. He was a spy for the Allies during WWII. My project details his journey from a farm boy in PEI to a spy that works on special operations around the world, particularly at Camp X and for BSC.

Paige - Albany, Prince Edward Island

This is the story of how Beaconsfield came to be. It explains the original owners all the way to present day.

Peter - St George, New Brunswick

An antique map led to the discovery of a missing grave marker. Which began the journey to discover a businessman who's works of art went across Canada and USA. He was not remembered but was meant to be forgotten. What happened?

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