Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Samuel Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Fair address: Northwest Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Barkerville Stands the Test of Time

My project is about how the gold rush city of Barkerville is still going strong after 153 years.  It is still bringing in people from all around but for a different reason. Instead of looking to strike gold they are coming to learn all about the gold rush and the people who lived through it.  

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

Barkerville as part of the gold rush helped to create the forming of our province British Columbia. I find that very cool! All the people that came from around the world looking for gold sparked the need for some organization. The British Colony was created which eventually led to the forming of the province in 1871.

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

That it is really important to preserve our history. If people did not care so much we would lose a lot of the buildings and important stories and pictures. I learned also about not giving up when you have a dream.

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

I think it is way better in our time. Modern technology makes it easier to do many things. I think it would have been pretty cool though to have had the excitement of striking it rich by digging up a big load of gold myself!

  • Judy

    Go Sam go! Good luck!
    15/06/2015 7:56:38 PM

  • Dorothy Purdey

    I really enjoyed your video Samual. The Heritage Fair was one of my favorite things at school that my daughters were involved in.
    15/06/2015 5:37:57 PM

  • Grainne Barthe

    wow. Great job Sam!
    13/06/2015 10:00:11 AM

  • adrienne

    good job I hope you get to Ottawa
    11/06/2015 8:57:41 PM

  • Rita jodoin

    Wonderful learning experience for young minds. Good luck to all.
    11/06/2015 8:11:53 PM

  • Rita jodoin

    Wonderful learning experience for young minds. Good luck to all.
    11/06/2015 8:11:13 PM

  • Julie Stevens

    This broader my knowledge about Barkerville. Thank you Samuel.
    11/06/2015 5:22:39 PM

  • Andi Smith

    I really enjoyed that. I actually learned quite a bit and look forward to one day visiting!! Nice job!!
    11/06/2015 5:03:09 PM

  • Julia Verissimo

    I need to visit Barkerville soon. Job well done Sam.
    11/06/2015 4:03:49 PM

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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.