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.

  • Karen

    Awesome job Colby! Now I know the history of the park.
    13/06/2016 4:29:27 PM

  • Chris Berry

    Smart young man!
    13/06/2016 4:02:39 PM

  • Lee Ann

    What an informative, interesting, and entertaining report, Colby! I learned so many things about Banff. Thank you.
    13/06/2016 3:30:31 PM

  • pam

    Well done Colby! I am inspired to make a trip from San Francisco to Banff!
    13/06/2016 3:06:19 PM

  • Dennis

    Colby I'm impressed! Keep up the great work and good luck.
    13/06/2016 1:51:36 PM

  • Pearl

    Very well done, Colby! Interesting information and you presented clearly.
    13/06/2016 1:41:31 PM

  • Pat McMillan

    What a great video!
    13/06/2016 12:40:16 PM

  • wanita

    I vote for Colby
    13/06/2016 11:00:50 AM

  • Steve Dezort

    Well done! A concise, engaging and informative project. You should be a Parks Canada interpreter.
    13/06/2016 10:52:58 AM

  • Erin

    Great job Colby!
    13/06/2016 10:03:49 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.