Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Robbie Desboro, Ontario

Fair address: Grey Roots Regional Heritage Fair

Project: War on the water: The Battle Of The Atlantic

My project tells people the significance of the Battle of the Atlantic in WW2 and how it is important to Canadian history. Many people think of the war being fought in Europe but in reality a great deal of the fighting and sacrifice happened in Canadian and North American waters.

 

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

The most interesting thing I learned about my topic was how many Canadians risked their lives and lost their lives for us to be free. Freedom is not a given right, and we have freedom here in Canada because of the bravery and sacrifice of our citizens.

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

Some important lessons I've learned that I want to share with other Canadians is that Heritage Fair is difficult but in the end very fun and rewarding! The Battle of the Atlantic is a very interesting topic and one of the greatest stories ever told not only in Canada, but in the entire world!

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

Life back then would have been very different then nowadays! Back then many Canadians lived in fear of Germany and thanks to the people who fought for our freedom we don't have to live in destruction, poverty, fear, or not being safe. Image having to live back then not knowing when the war would end and after just recovering from WW1 going right back in the game in WW2.

  • bob fenton

    Very Well done and as sailors say BRAVO ZULU for your research, your presentation and your overall video.
    16/06/2015 10:19:45 AM

  • Gary Harany

    Great job Robbie. I served on the Haida in the late 60's and we went through a terrific storm in the North Atlantic. It is a fine thing to see someone like you showing appreciation for those who fought and gave up there lives to win the war against the enemy of peace. Kudos
    16/06/2015 9:10:09 AM

  • Gary Harany

    Great job Robbie. I served on the Haida in the late 60's and we went through a terrific storm in the North Atlantic. It is a fine thing to someone like you showing appreciation for those who fought and gave up there lives to win the war against the enemy of peace. Kudos
    16/06/2015 9:00:34 AM

  • Sherrie, Mitch and Madi Stevens

    Excellent work Robbie! You got our vote...good luck!
    14/06/2015 5:15:09 PM

  • Henny Popadynec

    you did a great job on your project, be proud.
    14/06/2015 8:55:25 AM

  • Brenda Simmoms

    Great job Robbie, a boy of many talents! Keep up the great work !
    13/06/2015 2:34:16 PM

  • josie herrell

    good job on your video and hope for the best
    13/06/2015 9:47:28 AM

  • Linda

    Super job Robbie! Very interesting! So much important information! Really enjoyed it!
    13/06/2015 8:42:08 AM

  • Sherry

    Robbie you did an awesome job on this! I can tell how much effort you put into this, I thought the interview added a nice touch to it. Congratulations on a job well done! Aunt Sherry
    12/06/2015 5:27:55 PM

  • Josie

    Good Job Robbie I hope for the best and hope you win your video was really cool to watch
    12/06/2015 8:25:32 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.