Rose - Vancouver, British Columbia

During WW1, Ukrainian immigrants were held in internment camps across Canada.

Rylee - Digby, Nova Scotia

My project is on Margaret Davis a 64 year old women from Brier Island who stood up for herself in a time period that women never would. Her land was being taken away from her, so to save it she made an incredible, life changing decision to walk to Halifax from Annapolis using The Old Soldiers Road. She is an inspiration to many especially women. Margaret worked hard for what she believed in. She is not known by many, but my project is the perfect way to help people learn and understand.

Sadie - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The history of the electric wheelchair

Sarah - Stratford, Prince Edward Island

Mon projet porte sur l'histoire des courtepointes au Canada et mon hértitage familialle. Grâce à ma présentation, les gens apprendront davantage sur les types de courtepointes, comment elles sont fabriquées, ainsi que des faits intérressants à leur sujet.

Savannah - Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan

The BC Spiral Tunnels is a part of the CP Rail! There was a hill that is known as "Big Hill," the hill was too big to build around, or get over. John Edward Schwitzer, (designer) built the tracks, in the hill. The Spiral Tunnels tracks goes in a spiral!!

Scotia - Joyceville, Ontario

My project is about the Honourable Peter Milliken who was the longest serving Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands in Canadian history. He was also the longest serving Speaker of the House of Commons in Canada since Confederation. This project summarizes the role of the Member of Parliament and Speaker of the House of Commons and highlights the importance of these roles in helping Canadians express their thoughts and concerns about what is important to them as Canadians.

Séamus - Miscouche, Prince Edward Island

My project is about my Great Grandfather, Bops, who served in WWII with the Canadian Army 8th Recce Regiment. My project describes his life before, during, and after WWII. His daring adventures behind enemy lines makes him one of my favorite Canadian heroes.

Sereno - London, Ontario

Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.

Sheradan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

My project is about Canadian postage stamps and how they have evolved from 1840 to today's stamps. Also with today's technology like email and text people are forgetting about the stamps. So I hope when you are done watching this video you will remember to take a second and look at the little stamp in the corner and look at the history and story behind the pretty artwork and design.

Shuyou - Vancouver, British Columbia

The project reveals the untold story of Chinese Canadian's participation in WWII through the British led secret operation (S.O.E) and how their dedication and sacrifice helped Chinese community won the voting right.

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Key Dates

Are you ready for Young Citizens? Here are the key dates so you know what’s coming up next.

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 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).

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