Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Gabrielle Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Inspector WJD Dempster

A look at the life of RCMP Inspector WJD Dempster when he lived in the Yukon. Told from the perspective of me, his great-granddaughter, as related to me by his daughter Sheila - my grandmother, with photos from our family albums.

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

Details about the event that helped make my great-grandfather famous, the story of the Lost Patrol.

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

That there are many people who have made significant contributions to Canada, but who remain not well known to much of the country.

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

My life is a lot easier, since I live in a city with the benefits of technology, and many people I can rely on, when compared to the isolated settlements in the Yukon, and the need for people to be self-sufficient.

  • Ben

    Really well done!
    25/06/2018 11:38:23 AM

  • Jitka Holt

    So well done! The music, too. I hope you get to see the Dempster Highway soon, Gabrielle. Keeping our fingers crossed :-).
    24/06/2018 6:35:05 PM

  • Lani

    Well done! Thanks for the history lesson.
    23/06/2018 7:32:54 AM

  • dubravko

    love the story. great job composing your own music for it. very special!
    22/06/2018 7:29:18 PM

  • Ann Giles

    Impressive production Gabrielle - well told!
    22/06/2018 6:02:59 PM

  • Howard Calvert

    Very well done Gabrielle! And you composed & performed the music as well! Fantastic!
    22/06/2018 1:41:24 PM

  • Kathy Bjorseth

    I loved Gabrielle's story, and the music she composed and played. Well done!
    22/06/2018 12:56:39 PM

  • Sheila Dempster Calvert

    Excellent subject for Canadian history, and extremely well told by Gabrielle!
    22/06/2018 12:23:21 PM

  • cheeseburger

    Nice video. Hope you destroy competition
    21/06/2018 1:55:47 PM

  • SheilaDempsterCalvert

    Excellent subject in Canadian History
    21/06/2018 12:15:21 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.