Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Alex Campbellton, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone North Regional Heritage Fair (Miramichi)

Project: Pte. Roland George Edward LeBrun


This project talks about the life of my Great-Grand-Father Pte. Roland George Edward LeBrun.

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

The most interesting fact I learned was that my Great-Grand-Father participated in some of the most important Canadian battles in the WWII, such as the landing on Juno Beach on D-Day and the Liberation of the Netherlands.

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

I have learned that every single member of the Canadian Armed Forces are heroes in their own ways. They all gave up their personal life to defend the freedom of our great country.

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

When I look at my life today, I find my life much easier that what people of that era endured during conflict time. We also have means to facilitate our day to day life which did not exist back during WWII. For example, now we can communicate with everyone everywhere around the world and it only takes a few seconds. Mail or telegraph were not something you did everyday.

  • emily o'quinn (young citizen)

    I enjoyed your project. I like projects in which people explore their own families.
    06/07/2016 7:36:35 AM

  • Cameron MacDonald

    Its wonderful and reassuring that someone so young has such a good grasp on this subject matter. Great presentation Alex! Very well put together and informative. Your Great Grand Parents would be very proud of you! I wish you the best of luck and hope you earn the opportunity to go further in your endeavor.
    05/07/2016 12:23:23 PM

  • Micheline Barrest

    very well done young man!!
    04/07/2016 4:48:46 PM

  • Maya Lazenby young citizen

    I find it extremely interesting how you linked extreme events in history to your family! Great job!
    04/07/2016 3:04:47 PM

  • Eric m

    I really liked how you took us through a series of images about your great-grandfather.
    04/07/2016 12:30:15 PM

  • Alma Mercier

    Wow, what a great story. I knew your great grandfather he also loved to dance. He was a very kind and caring person just like you. Thank you for your story.
    28/06/2016 7:40:28 AM

  • Bill Hanley

    Great job Alex! Your Great Grandfather would be very proud of you indeed!
    23/06/2016 1:23:45 PM

  • Johanne

    Bravo pour cette belle recherche Alex ce sont des jeunes comme toi qui permettent à notre histoire de survivre à travers les générations. Ta fierté est palpable et je t'en félicite. Tu mérites les honneurs.
    22/06/2016 6:15:13 AM

  • Sophia (Young Citizen)

    Very informative!! Awesome job!
    21/06/2016 12:17:48 PM

  • Paula Steeves

    What a great speaker ! I think you've found your calling !
    20/06/2016 4:22:39 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.