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.

  • Don Kirkpatrick

    Geoffrey is a friendly good student and plays basketball & tennis & excels at alpine ski racing, cross country running & sailing.
    13/06/2015 10:52:37 PM

  • Patrick N.

    good job Geoffrey I hope you win!! (You should win)
    13/06/2015 4:27:44 PM

  • Bruce Wonnacott

    Great work. Your grandfather would be quite proud of you and your interest in your family history.
    13/06/2015 4:23:48 PM

  • Valerie Paton

    Proud of you Geoffrey, great job!
    13/06/2015 11:04:39 AM

  • joe

    I hope Geoffrey gets the trip
    11/06/2015 9:26:42 PM

  • Tarah

    Great job! Good luck.
    11/06/2015 6:43:51 PM

  • jamie nightingale

    great project and a key piece of our Canadian Heritage.
    11/06/2015 1:06:31 PM

  • Jayne Toombs

    well done
    11/06/2015 9:02:15 AM

  • SteveConnolly

    Good for Geoffrey. Great young man who also runs a successful lemonade stand
    11/06/2015 8:31:07 AM

  • Steve Connolly

    Geoffrey deserves credit for his interest in his family heritage. He displays strong entrepreneurial traits at this young age with his lemonade stand business.
    11/06/2015 8:26:26 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.