Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Nicolas Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: The Outlaw In My Lineage

My project is about the land struggles of Island farmers in the 1860's and how the Islanders fought for what they believed.

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

My whole project has been riveting and I have learned about one of our family’s legends and about an inspiring and influential relative that stood up to what he believes. I think the coolest part was the story of the riot at Milton Bridge.

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

The most important lesson I have learned and I’m sure many Canadians can relate to is to stand up for what you believe. If you have strong feelings for an issue, fight for it and never give up. This story is a perfect example of that.

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

Today, we can live freely and own our own land. Island farmers have the freedom to spend years on their land and not have it be taken away from them at any moment. All thanks to the heroes of the tenant league.

  • CINDY ARSENAULT

    well done
    07/07/2017 8:14:00 PM

  • Gertrude

    Fascinating story! Well done and thanks for telling us about this.
    06/07/2017 7:19:40 PM

  • Nicole L

    This is a very interesting story. I love how you made it personal by being in each place you talk about.
    06/07/2017 12:47:34 AM

  • Joy Hanley

    Very well done. Wishing you good luck.
    20/06/2017 8:34:55 PM

  • Mike

    Excellent story! Well done
    20/06/2017 8:51:22 AM

  • Kathleen Wells

    Very interesting and informative!!
    17/06/2017 5:41:55 PM

  • Lori Tischler

    Great job!!
    17/06/2017 12:56:17 PM

  • Guangjie Shen

    Great! Go Nicolas Go!
    17/06/2017 5:55:37 AM

  • Paulette

    Very good work!!
    16/06/2017 9:29:47 PM

  • Guangjie Shen

    Great job! Go Nicolas go!
    16/06/2017 8:07:29 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.