Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Breanne Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Ginger Goodwin

This project explores Goodwin's roles as a labour activist and a conscription fighter in his life and legacy, and how they impact canada today.

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

Something I found interesting was Goodwin's gravestone. The maker was unknown, but he put the wrong death date on it. I also found it interesting that he put a communist symbol on the gravestone eve though Goodwin was a socialist.

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

After doing this project, I think two important lessons I learned were to never take my rights for granted and to fight against something I believe is unfair or wrong.

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

Some of the rights we take for granted today weren't always there. People like Ginger Goodwin died so we could live easier and safer lives.

  • Gretchen Bartlett

    Breanne, your project is inspiring because it shows that history is the story, not of kings and conquerers, but of courageous, principled workers like GG. Excellent research!
    26/06/2019 7:41:06 PM

  • Sally Chan

    Breanne, you have done an excellent job on this project. I am especially amazed at your attention to details.
    24/06/2019 8:00:33 PM

  • MingMing

    Great presentation Breanne with solid contents, I am proud of you!
    24/06/2019 7:49:12 PM

  • Roger Chan

    Great presentation! Good work
    21/06/2019 12:58:06 AM

  • Miss Burghall

    I love your project Breanne! This is a great presentation. Your hard work has really paid off. I hope you will consider doing another project on Canadian history in the future.
    19/06/2019 6:57:23 PM

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Vancouver, British Columbia


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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.