Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Rebecca Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fair address: Vista Regional Heritage Fair

Project: The Voluntary Aid Detachment

I created this project to highlight the importance of the voluntary aid detachemeng and their role in ww1. Also to honour important V.A.Ds such as Frances Cluett.

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

One interesting thing about the voluntary aid detachment is during ww1 they had many advancements in medicine. They were able to use x-rays in battle field conditions. They also were able to perform blood transfusions and amputations.

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

I have learned the great significance of the voluntary aid detachment. Also their uncommonly known impact on people in WW1. I strongly feel these lessons should be shared amongst Canadians.

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

My life today more specifically as a women is much more simple. During the first world war women were denied at first to be V.A.DS. Only after the war were they able to vote.

  • Merritt (young citizens)

    Great video Rebecca
    04/07/2017 12:33:17 PM

  • Kimber Bogema

    Incredible! Very well done! I hope my vote sends you on the trip! I am grateful for the information that you shared. I had no idea this important work was done. No idea the impact it would eventually have. You are an eloquent speaker already! Keep up the great work! Greetings from Ontario
    27/06/2017 1:07:30 AM

  • Anna

    Great video! Amazing job depicting the challenge that women had faced during the First World War.
    14/06/2017 2:09:43 PM

  • Karen Pritchett

    Wonderful job showing what this young woman did for the war effort. A pioneer of women's rights too.
    14/06/2017 6:11:04 AM

  • Sally

    14/06/2017 5:50:41 AM

  • Donna

    13/06/2017 5:49:02 PM

  • Riley

    You go bro
    13/06/2017 2:53:03 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.