Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Dylan Regina, Saskatchewan

Fair address: Regina Regional Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fair

Project: Chuckwagon Racing!!

A view of the exciting sport of chuckwagon racing. A description of a great competitive sport featuring my uncle, a professional chuckwagon racer.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The history behind the sport and how it became a real sport. It came from the old wild west and wagons that were actually used to deliver food. People raced to win only a cowboy hat!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Not many people know about the sport or how it began. People also don't know about the hard work and excellent treatment the horses get. They are treated like superstars because they are the stars of the sport.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Living in the city is very different from the chuckwagon tour. We do not get to experience and see the tender loving care the chuckwagon horses get. Most of us see only the minute long race.

  • Darlene Thorhaug

    Very informative& consise. A lot of work on Dylan's part. Enjoyed watching.
    17/06/2014 11:47:22 AM

  • Laurie Collins

    Your original topic was very Canadian and very personal. You told its story very well, and the use of video of our uncle's race was super!
    17/06/2014 9:49:07 AM

  • Laurie Collins

    Hi Dylan, I really enjoyed your video. I've been involved with Heritage Fairs for 17 years and have never seen a project about chuckwagon races. I really enjoyed it, and I learned a lot. It's great that you were able to use an real Calgary Stampede clip of your uncle racing and winning!
    13/06/2014 2:58:12 PM

  • Jonathan Blumenthal- 2014 Young Citizen-

    I really liked your movie! Especially liked your personal connection to it!

    — Jonathan B – 2014 Young Citizen

    11/06/2014 6:14:09 AM

  • Bailey Black

    Wow, I never even knew what ChuckWagon racing was before this! You have chosen a very interesting and unique topic! Bailey B - 2014 Young Citizen
    06/06/2014 7:30:31 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.