Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sophie Beamsville, Ontario

Fair address: Niagara Public Regional Fair

Project: Laura Secord

Laura Secord was a Canadian heroine that has shared with us so many important lessons for our lives. Learn about her journey, her role in many battles, and visit some memorials with me!

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

I think that the most interesting thing that I learned about my topic is the statistics of Laura Secord's trip to Beaver Dams (now Thorold). It was 32 kilometres from Queenston Heights, where she lived, it took about 20 hours to complete, and the terrain was terrible! In late June the weather was very hot and humid, so the journey must have been very tough.

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

Laura Secord has taught me so much after doing my research. She has taught me to never give up when the going gets tough, because of how difficult her journey was (32 kilometres in 20 hours of harsh terrain and humidity). She has also taught me how perseverance and courage are vital to doing tasks everyday, because of how brave she was and how long it took!

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

I think that my life today is very different from the lives studied in my Laura Secord project. First, in Mrs. Secord's case, she had to endure the Battle of Queenston Heights and Battle of Beaver Dams, as well as many more. Now, we do not have battles and wars in the Niagara Region! Something else is that the home Laura Secord lived on (visit Laura Secord Homestead of Niagara Parks) was a small, one-story home that did not have running water or much electricity, which is very different from my home, that has an upstairs and has both running water and electricity!

  • Sophie Weir (Young Citizen)

    Amazing video! Great luck! I love how you were able to film at the Laura Secord Homestead. Great idea!
    06/07/2017 4:17:13 PM

  • Gracie

    Amazing job sophie
    29/06/2017 3:13:27 PM

  • Rod & Bev Craig

    Well done.
    16/06/2017 3:31:07 PM

  • Adrian Petry

    Wow! Well done!
    16/06/2017 7:40:19 AM

  • Sharon Chandler

    You told Laura's story well. I knew about her trek but not about how she saved her husband during the battle.
    16/06/2017 2:36:37 AM

  • Dirk J G

    Excellent presentation, engaging, confident speaker. Great work!
    15/06/2017 1:13:28 PM

  • Jo-Ann Levesque

    I didn't know Laura Secord was so courageous. Very well done.
    14/06/2017 2:39:01 PM

  • Blair Janzen

    Excellent video, Sophie! You did a great job of telling the accurate story of Laura Secord and I love that you visited all of the historic sites. Well done!
    14/06/2017 9:40:16 AM

  • Valerie

    Well done!
    14/06/2017 7:43:06 AM

  • Michelle mcmahon

    Onebsmart girl
    14/06/2017 6:11:52 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.