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.

  • Kea Furniss (Young Citizen)

    Your great grandpa’s story was amazing. He was brave and his story was inspiring and powerful. I also loved your pictures and music; they were beautiful and brought the video to life. You were very confident and your video was presented clearly. I love when you play the violin. This makes your personal connection even stronger. I especially loved when you talked about making your great grandfather proud and carrying on the tradition of playing the violin. I did not know much about war medals and you explained that in your video very clearly. By saving that boy and serving in the war so long your great grandfather was a war hero with an amazing story!
    20/06/2016 8:21:50 AM

  • Machara MacNeil

    You did a great job on your project. I love listening and learning about other families histories .
    19/06/2016 1:59:02 PM

  • Bethany P Young Citizen ON

    Alex, What a fantastic family story. I like looking at the family photos, and learning about the life of your great grand father. And that your family still owns the house he lived in. It is also heroic that your great grandfather showed compassion and encouraged the young german boy to leave. Thank you for sharing this amazing personal story and keep playing your violin. Best of luck!
    17/06/2016 7:47:35 PM

  • Annie

    Really enjoyed it! Good luck.
    15/06/2016 4:56:25 PM

  • Jasmine McDonald

    Awesome job! The B-roll was awesome!
    15/06/2016 8:50:06 AM

  • Jasmine McDonald

    Great job! Your video was very inspiring! Good luck!
    15/06/2016 8:45:55 AM

  • Sterling Ross

    Great story
    15/06/2016 5:31:52 AM

  • Liya

    Such a strong and powerful video! Wonderful job!
    14/06/2016 10:15:18 PM

  • Mike

    Good work Alex!
    14/06/2016 10:04:42 PM

  • Elwin Z

    Interesting video!
    14/06/2016 7:29:28 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.