Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Tom Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone West Regional Heritage Fair (Woodstock)

Project: Battles in New Brunswick

What battles were fought in New Brunswick, who fought these battles and why? In my movie I focus on the major battles that happened as I go visit those sites. I actually found many more battles, 23 in total, that happened in New Brunswick. I created a website, Battles-in-NB.com, where you can find more information about them.

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

I learned many interesting things. Like how many battles were fought here. The most interesting though, would probably be, the fact that one of the battles was started by a bear.

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

We know a lot about the wars and battles that occurred outside of Canada, but we know little about the wars and battles that happened here inside Canada. These wars in New Brunswick were important because they helped make Canada what it is today.

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

Now, we never have to worry about raids, attacks, and our houses being burnt. In those days, the Acadians, Maliseet, Mi'kmaq, and British all had to worry about their safety. Soldiers and militia could suddenly destroy their lives.

  • Rémi Ouellette

    Very interesting! Learned a lot of new things. Good job!
    04/07/2017 9:06:05 PM

  • Shiba

    Very nice.
    01/07/2017 8:24:20 AM

  • saba

    great job!
    30/06/2017 12:40:27 PM

  • Carl C

    very nice
    26/06/2017 12:07:00 PM

  • Bill Moreau

    I really like your concluding comment about seeing history when you know history!
    16/06/2017 10:15:25 AM

  • Mme Tallon

    Très fière Tom!
    14/06/2017 7:50:40 AM

  • Shila

    Very professional website for your age.
    13/06/2017 5:57:52 PM

  • Dominique Jean

    Wow! I had no idea that there were battles fought here in New Brunswick! For all we know, there could have been battles fought in places we drive by everyday! Amazing job!
    13/06/2017 2:29:50 PM

  • Sheena

    Awesome video and interesting facts.
    13/06/2017 4:42:44 AM

  • Janet

    Impressive work. Well produced too!!
    12/06/2017 8:05:00 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.