Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Geoffrey Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: Cruising the Past

Samuel Cunard family heritage and incredible contribution to Prince Edward Island, the Maritimes, Canada and the World. He is my great great great great grandfather.  Nicknamed the Steam Lion,he built the trans Atlantic railroad

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

The most interesting thing I learned in my project was that my family has many very interesting people in it. They did lots of important things for shipping, transportation, military, agriculture, fishing and more.

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

That Samuel Cunard has a very important impact on PEI, The Marimes, Canada and the world and that the rest of his family took a big part on PEI, The Maritimes, Canada and the World. We can all do the same but only if we try hard enough.

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

They had a much harder life than the people today beacuse they had to go across the atlantic in wooden sail boats in the moddle of the winter and it would take about two weeks or more to go across the atlatic when it only takes a few hours today.

  • Pete Christie 2015 Young Citizen

    Awesome video! I really liked learning about Samuel Cunard and your family's history! Great job!
    02/07/2015 3:05:12 PM

  • Peter Macmillan 2015 young citizen

    Awesome job Geoffrey!
    30/06/2015 7:42:38 AM

  • Ethan Wah - Young Citizen 2015-

    Nice video I really liked the reenactment plus I liked how you told the viewers the how he bought land off of your family and nicely put together video.
    29/06/2015 6:17:06 PM

  • Karen moffatt

    Smart young man....
    24/06/2015 4:29:25 PM

  • Cathy Blakney

    What an outstanding presentation! Well done.
    24/06/2015 3:59:49 PM

  • Robert Moffatt

    Great job Geoffrey. You make us all very proud.
    24/06/2015 9:12:40 AM

  • Ed Blakney

    very interesting family history Geoffrey
    24/06/2015 2:55:06 AM

  • hugh baker

    Congrats on a great project!
    23/06/2015 11:14:40 AM

  • anne mcdonough

    Great job , nice to learn about an important part of our history is a special place! congrats Geoffrey
    23/06/2015 11:13:33 AM

  • Chris Payne

    This was an excellent documentary and I am sure your ancestrors would be very proud of your work! Very well done and I hope you win the trip!
    22/06/2015 8:39:00 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.