Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Emma Lincoln, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone West Regional Heritage Fair (Woodstock)

Project: Patrick Owens Covered Bridge

An overview of the 2nd longest covered bridge in New Brunswick. The last of 4 remaining in Rusagonis. A very important part of our local history.

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

Learning just the history of why it is named after Patrick Owens is very interesting. As well as the original cost compared to what it would cost today.

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

Preserving local history is important. Small communities need to work hard at maintaining it for future generations to enjoy. Residents of small communities and large as well should make a point to become familiar with the history of their community.

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

Today we live a life of convenience, not a life of necessity like in 1909. The bridge was built to facilitate going to the market, something that we would not even think of as an issue today.

  • Lisa

    Great job Emma! Loved it!
    24/06/2014 1:19:56 PM

  • Gail Cusack

    That was a really great video Emma, with lots of interesting information. I used to take my grandchildren to throw rocks under the bridge. I love our bridge!
    23/06/2014 7:05:27 AM

  • Bev Adams

    Great job Emma, you're a natural in front of the camera!
    23/06/2014 6:55:00 AM

  • Johanna

    Very well done Emma!
    22/06/2014 6:47:14 AM

  • Stacey

    Good job Emma...very interesting video
    21/06/2014 9:19:17 PM

  • Andrea Hickey

    Good job Emma! I learned a lot from your project!
    20/06/2014 9:27:46 AM

  • Joyce Hudlin

    I had the privilege to see this video at Lincoln Elementary Community School this morning. Excellent job Emma! This video shows an important part of our heritage and I thank you for such a professional introduction leading up to it being shown at LECS. Very impressive!
    20/06/2014 9:08:30 AM

  • Marianne spilman

    19/06/2014 8:52:28 PM

  • Maude

    Très belle vidéo! J’ai beaucoup aimé que ton sujet de base soit aussi simple que pourquoi le pont Patrick Owens s’appelle le pont Patrick Owens et que tu aies réussi à livrer tant de matériel intéressant. C’était d’amusant d’apprendre qu’à la base ce gros pond était tout petit. De plus, tu connaissais très bien ton texte et tu avais l’air bien préparé! Bonne chance pour le reste de la compétition!

    — Maude C – Jeune Citoyenne 2014

    19/06/2014 2:37:04 PM

  • Tanya M

    Awesome job Emma! Really enjoyed watching your video. Can't wait to show it to your cousin Ava! Xoxo
    18/06/2014 8:13:20 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.