Lauryn - Summerside, Prince Edward Island

My project is about the one, the only……….Hayley Wickenheiser!  Hayley had to work extremely hard to accomplish her goals.  She was and continues to be an inspiration on so many levels.  Thanks to Hayley, all women can strive for success in hockey.
 

Liam - Halifax, Nova Scotia

My project describes the history of the Fortress of Louisbourg along with interesting facts and images.

Mon projet décrit l'histoire de la forteresse de Louisbourg ainsi que des images et des faits intéressants.

Liam - Victoria, British Columbia

My project is about a First Nations man named Jimmy Chicken who lived on an Island in the Salish Sea of British Columbia over 120 years ago. By listening to a Songhees First Nations Elder, and doing Census research, I discovered his intergenerational legacy. Many students, local residents and tourists paddle to Jimmy Chicken Island every year. By becoming more aware of his story, and the impact his family had on history, it helps us move towards a more balanced cultural perspective and “paddle together towards reconciliation”.

Lilianne - Saint John, New Brunswick

A look through history and heritage of one of Canada's founding tea businesses.

Lucy - Port Coquitlam, British Columbia

Accessibility has been a big fight over the years. Many associations have tried to make life easier for disabled people, such as the War Amps (1918), and Disability Alliance BC (1970s), because back then disabled persons were not regarded as people worthy of rights. Canadians have fought hard to get disabled people civil rights, but even after all this work many people with disabilities can't get out of the house because there are no washrooms for them! Current “accessible” washrooms consist of a toilet with grab bars, but nothing else. This means if you can’t self-transfer out of your wheelchair then these toilets are not accessible for you. For instance, it is almost impossible for someone who can't use their legs to get out of the chair and sit on the toilet, these and other people have to go all the way home in order to go to the washroom. But what will they do at work? What about those who use diapers? They will have to be changed on the floor. This can actually kill the disabled person as well as the person carrying them. What is the solution for this problem? Changing places! They have a changing table for changing a person's diaper. They also have a hoist to lift the person up and onto the toilet or changing table. People need to understand the severity of this problem, because of the lack of washrooms most Canadian disabled people can't work, go out for food with friends, go on day trips, go on vacations, and much more. If we spread the word about this problem, we will create history.

Madeline - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Strange water monsters have been reported throughout Canada's history, from our First Nations Peoples, to early explorers, and even up to today. My project looks at what these stories can tell us about our history, culture and environment.

Mallory - Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

I tell you about ox pulling in Nova Scotia and how it is so important it Canadian history.

Marcus - Vancouver, British Columbia

How and why the vikings came from Scandinavia via Iceland and Greenland to Canada

Marissa - Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick

Un aperçu de la carrière de gymnastique rythmique de Lise Gautreau.

Mathieu - Kingston, Ontario

Roberta Bondar’s life is shown in a stop motion animation using lego characters.

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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.

June 11th — 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!

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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  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
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