Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Amber Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: "Oh, It's a Lovely War"

By researching the little-known side of WWI and comparing multiple factors of the five different forms of entertainment- sports,singing, newspapers, performances,and letters, to determine which form of entertainment was the most effective at distracting soldiers from the horror of the war.

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

There were actually performance group on and off the front line, like the famous Canadian group "the Dumbells"

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

That soldiers had their lives and feelings, their emotions and social connections were essential factors in the war as those helped boost morale and help them survive the war and go beyond.

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

I realize how precious peace is. I never had to survive the brutal horrors of war.

  • Christine Manzer

    This is a very good production. Giving the credits at the end is a very professional touch. Well done.
    24/06/2019 10:20:13 PM

  • Nadia Carr

    Wow Amber! Such an interesting topic. I will definetly read the book that you suggested. Great video and best of luck!
    21/06/2019 1:07:32 PM

  • Ms. Cheryll Matthews

    Outstanding Amber! Your passion and enthusiasm for your project is contagious. It really resonated with me, as I am caring for my Mom, a WW11 Veteran. I am so proud of you!
    17/06/2019 12:54:25 PM

  • Sieg Johnson

    How very interesting, and well presented...:) I did not know that about 'recreation' for the soldiers.
    15/06/2019 10:32:13 PM

  • Karen

    great project!!
    15/06/2019 12:57:55 AM

  • Loraine Schellenberg

    Well done, Amber. I certainly learned something new from your presentation. Thank you!
    14/06/2019 8:54:23 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.