Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Colby Eston, Saskatchewan

Fair address: Saskatoon Regional Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fair

Project: Banff Canada's First National Park

My project examines Banff's history, culture and what it is today.

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

There were internment camps set up in the 1st and 2nd World War for prisoners of war and conscientious objectors (people opposed to the wars). My great grandpa was in one of these camps and helped build many important things within the park.

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

Banff was the start of all National Parks in Canada. It has a rich history and contributes billions of dollars to Canada's tourism economy.

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

People in the past had to work very hard to make Canada the great place it is today. We take many of the things we have for granted.

  • L. Trent

    Great work!
    05/07/2016 11:19:16 PM

  • Sukhmandip K (Young Citizen)

    Great job on your presentation! I learned a lot about Baniff National Park and how people contributed to Canada's first national park! I love how you explained the history of the Park and how it was created with pictures that depicted every step of the way. Good luck with the competition!
    03/07/2016 11:20:45 PM

  • Ashlyn K ON YC

    Great job! It was very clever to use props like monopoly money to highlight important parts of that history.
    27/06/2016 7:15:15 PM

  • Michelle Brummund

    Go colby
    22/06/2016 10:06:42 PM

  • Judy White

    What an incredible ambassador!
    22/06/2016 9:18:59 AM

  • Demara Kilgour (Young Citizen)

    This is fantastic! From this video, I was able to learn lots of history about Banff! Your video was very fun to watch! Good luck Colby!
    18/06/2016 5:23:22 PM

  • Brenda

    Great presentation! I learned a lot! I am very impressed with how you express yourself and how mature you are! Good luck.
    18/06/2016 1:11:46 PM

  • Lorna

    Great job Colby! I like your research on lessor known aspects of Banff's history and how you incorporate humour into your presentation.
    17/06/2016 9:10:54 AM

  • Marilyn Blackwell

    Well done, Colby! Good luck in the competition.
    16/06/2016 3:38:06 PM

  • Aaron

    Smart young man! You will go far. Great job, Colby!
    16/06/2016 8:41:19 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.