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.

  • Jill Grinstead

    Excellent job. I enjoyed watching it and learning about your community.
    18/06/2014 1:33:39 PM

  • lianne

    I love your video. Hope you win!
    18/06/2014 10:31:10 AM

  • Misty MacPherson

    Awesome job Emma!! Interesting and fun!
    17/06/2014 9:35:32 PM

  • Cindy Reid

    Wow...great job Emma, I lived there all my life and never really took the time to learn a lot about it, but I did make a replica of the bridge out of Popsicle sticks that sat in the old store for years.....GREAT JOB!!
    17/06/2014 8:25:39 PM

  • Karen

    Great job Emma!! You did a wonderful job explaining the bridge.
    17/06/2014 7:27:32 PM

  • Heather

    Awesome video. I learned a lot Emma :)
    17/06/2014 7:07:32 PM

  • Emma.S

    I really enjoyed your video. It was very informative and professional. Good job and good luck!

    — Emma S – 2014 Young Citizen


    17/06/2014 2:29:57 PM

  • Brandi

    Great choice Emma :) Such a good video! Best of luck
    17/06/2014 12:42:22 PM

  • Cindy

    Well done video. Very creative and informative. Great Job.
    17/06/2014 10:09:27 AM

  • Bailey B - 2014 Young Citizen

    I really enjoyed watching your short film. I like how you showed the clips of yourself at the bridge. And, I like how you incorporated some bloopers and how you finished the short film. Good luck!

    — Bailey B – 2014 Young Citizen


    14/06/2014 11:56:25 AM

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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.