Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Joshua Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: #RielHero

My project aims to discover the life and legacy of Louis Riel and to highlight his heroism. I also wanted to know who Louis Riel is in the eyes of the younger generation, so I conducted an online survey. As part of my research, I visited some of the historic sites in Winnipeg.

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

After conducting the survey, I learned that there were few students who don’t know Louis Riel well. My video aims to introduce him to generations both young and old.

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

After doing my Heritage Fair project, I came up with 5 reasons why Louis Riel is a real hero. First, he was a great leader. Second, he was a patriot who stood up for his beliefs. Third, he was a defender of human rights and freedom. Fourth, he was the reason why Manitoba became a province. And finally, he demonstrated bravery and ended up losing his life for a great cause.

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

Today’s life is easier than in the past. I’m thankful for living in a more peaceful environment. Two years from now, Manitoba will celebrate its 150th birthday. As a Manitoban, I’m grateful for what Louis Riel has done for our province. Manitoba wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him.

  • Maricel

    well done!
    20/06/2018 7:55:28 PM

  • Leslei

    It's always good to hear when the younger generation wants to be informed of history - especially from where they live. Good job!
    20/06/2018 8:26:56 AM

  • Francis

    Outstanding work! You've set a high bar with your presentation.
    20/06/2018 7:34:21 AM

  • Jane

    Well done
    20/06/2018 7:16:49 AM

  • Jose

    Good job and Good luck!
    20/06/2018 7:13:50 AM

  • Ben

    Good job Joshua
    20/06/2018 7:10:55 AM

  • Jovita Malabanan

    Very well done
    20/06/2018 6:52:41 AM

  • Emmanuel C

    Good job!!
    20/06/2018 3:35:31 AM

  • Chilan

    Very informative video! Awesome job!
    19/06/2018 11:14:32 PM

  • Egon

    Well done, Josh. You've made one of the best young citizen videos I've ever seen!
    19/06/2018 9:40:25 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.