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.

  • Carol

    Very well done, Colby! Your presentation leaves all of us wanting to learn more about Banff National Park. You are a great teacher!
    15/06/2016 4:45:32 PM

  • Liya

    Great video colby! I wish you the best of luck!
    15/06/2016 10:45:47 AM

  • josie young citizen

    I loved how you mae an important piece of history so interesting
    14/06/2016 7:44:40 PM

  • Anastasya (young citizen)

    Yeah, Colby!! I really liked your video!! I learnt SO much about Banff National Park that I never knew!! Keep up the good work!!
    14/06/2016 6:02:20 PM

  • Jenna Taylor- Young Citizen

    Watched the video, very informative. Would love to go there someday! Good Luck!
    14/06/2016 5:31:30 PM

  • Papa Don

    Good job cowboy!
    14/06/2016 5:16:17 PM

  • Vera

    I am very proud to say that i know this young man. Great job, Colby!
    13/06/2016 11:48:39 PM

  • Kennedy M-Young Citizen

    I really appreciated how you brought out the history of conciencious objectors as I also believe people should not go to war. My people were also known for their neutrality.
    13/06/2016 9:38:00 PM

  • Hunter Johnson young citezen

    Great job! Love the humour.
    13/06/2016 9:14:51 PM

  • Rebecca Funk

    Great job Colby! Your great-grandpa would be very proud!
    13/06/2016 6:10:01 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.