Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Oscar Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: The Spy From P.E.I

My project is about my Great Grandfather: The Spy From P.E.I. He was a spy for the Allies during WWII. My project details his journey from a farm boy in PEI to a spy that works on special operations around the world, particularly at Camp X and for BSC.

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

That my Great Grandfather parachuted behind enemy lines. I think that that is interesting because I couldn't imagine jumping from a moving vehicle while being shot at.

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

That war causes people to do questionable things.

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

I think our lives today are much easier. We have a lot less work, I think and we also have better resources. In 1943 I wouldn't have been able to do this project simply because I wouldn't have had access to the resources not to mention the fact that the Second World War hadn't finished yet.

  • Robin DeRosa

    Great job taking a personal story and doing the research to turn it into this amazing project. Thank you for sharing this with the world. And the video is well made, too! You're a great example for other young historians and documentarians, Oscar!
    13/06/2018 6:40:42 AM

  • Ashley Clark

    Amazing! True justice done to a great topic. So cool!
    13/06/2018 6:30:52 AM

  • Ashley Clark

    Amazing! True justice done to a great topic. So cool!
    13/06/2018 6:28:05 AM

  • Judy Doiron

    Great presentation Oscar! Very well done!
    13/06/2018 6:09:48 AM

  • Suzanne Campbell

    Well done, Oscar!
    13/06/2018 5:56:06 AM

  • Sandy McAuley

    Thrilling, Oscar. Sent shivers down my spine!
    13/06/2018 5:34:00 AM

  • Alison

    Fantastic job! So interesting and terrific delivery.
    13/06/2018 2:08:50 AM

  • Mike Nantais

    Terrific job, and a very interesting story!
    12/06/2018 10:58:23 PM

  • Theresa cormier

    Grandmaman is so very proud of you! Your great Grandfather would really love your presentation! Good luck!!live you!!
    12/06/2018 10:02:47 PM

  • john w moses

    Good stuff, Oscar. You are a great communicator and an awesome researcher.
    12/06/2018 9:55:18 PM

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