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.

  • Tracy Smith

    Great job!
    22/06/2015 7:12:58 AM

  • Patti Devine

    Geoffrey, what a beautiful piece of work. Wow, I learned so much. I hope you make it to Ottawa. I think your project is worthy of a national award. Bravo!
    22/06/2015 7:01:49 AM

  • Cedric Nowell

    Well done Geoffrey.
    21/06/2015 11:54:07 AM

  • Sam McBride

    Great job! Geoff understands the stories of his famous ancestors and tells them well.
    20/06/2015 4:55:24 PM

  • Brian Crawford

    Good work, Geoffrey! Well researched, concise and informative. Hope you win.
    19/06/2015 11:04:26 AM

  • Gill Haynes

    Excellent project Geoffrey - an imaginative and stimulating account a rich family history, very well told. Great stuff!
    19/06/2015 10:59:12 AM

  • Don Kirkpatrick

    Important Canadian history presented delightfully and authoritatively by a nice bright PEI lad
    18/06/2015 6:41:08 PM

  • Tony Singer

    Good Luck
    17/06/2015 3:07:32 PM

  • Rosa Agustsdottir

    Great to show interest in your own family heritage! Well done Geoffrey
    15/06/2015 4:54:29 AM

  • Johanna Rosa

    Well done!
    15/06/2015 4:53:08 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.