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.

  • Ryan Lawlor

    Great job Oscar!
    12/06/2018 9:08:05 PM

  • Felicity Measham

    12/06/2018 8:13:17 PM

  • Stephane Laplante

    Great presentation on the spy from PEI. Well done!
    12/06/2018 8:08:08 PM

  • Michelle byrne

    Wow! Very well done! Thorough, interesting, engaging. I'm so impressed.
    12/06/2018 7:06:07 PM

  • Betty Devereaux

    Well done Oscar. Great presentation!
    12/06/2018 6:55:41 PM

  • Christopher Mackay

    Great project that brings history to life by tying it to family.
    12/06/2018 6:31:24 PM

  • Tom Stewart

    Great presentation, Oscar! Thorough, humourous and a little mysterious.
    12/06/2018 5:58:22 PM

  • Bill Stewart

    Atta go Oscar !
    12/06/2018 5:31:01 PM

  • Janne Cleveland

    Good job! This is a really interesting story, and you tell it will great enthusiasm. Nicely researched.
    12/06/2018 4:11:51 PM

  • Marie Bruce

    Very interesting facts and love the story.
    12/06/2018 12:24:42 PM

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