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.

  • Melissa

    Great educational video, thank you!
    02/07/2018 5:34:35 AM

  • James H.

    Great video young man. It is a great video and I wish to see more from you. It was a great presentation. It really showed how Louis Riel is a REAL hero.
    27/06/2018 10:06:45 AM

  • Quagmire S.

    Great vid you got there. It was well made and it had lots of information. Good luck! I hope you win!
    27/06/2018 10:04:50 AM

  • Dwayne Douglas J.

    Great video! I hope you win! Good luck, young man. I wish you all the best!
    27/06/2018 10:03:35 AM

  • Lil' Pump

    Nice vid. It was very informative and well made. Good luck!
    27/06/2018 10:02:09 AM

  • Olive

    Good job!!
    26/06/2018 3:07:40 PM

  • Leila Phipps

    Very educational.. keep it up...
    25/06/2018 4:03:15 AM

  • Tracy Lamoureux

    Proud of you!
    22/06/2018 10:55:14 PM

  • Wil

    Super awesome!
    21/06/2018 6:55:24 PM

  • Liz

    Educational video for kids!! Your video is lit!!
    21/06/2018 6:12:13 PM

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