Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Sheradan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Fair address: Saskatoon Regional Saskatchewan Youth Heritage Fair

Project: Stamps and Their Sticky Past

My project is about Canadian postage stamps and how they have evolved from 1840 to today's stamps. Also with today's technology like email and text people are forgetting about the stamps. So I hope when you are done watching this video you will remember to take a second and look at the little stamp in the corner and look at the history and story behind the pretty artwork and design.

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

The most interesting thing I found out was about the Caribou Hotel stamp which is apart of the Haunted Canada series of stamps. Were I learned about a small hotel in the Yukon with big scares.

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

Stamps teach people about important landscapes, culture, sports,and people. Like Kay Livingstone who changed many lives, or the Paralympic stamp which teaches us to focus on peoples ability's.

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

Buying a stamp may sound easy today, but it was not always this easy. First people would have to find there nearest Post Office which was hard because there were very few Post Offices. Unlike today were you can buy stamps at: Drug Stores,Supermarkets and online. Finally your letter may not get delivered for weeks because of gravel or dirt roads and slow transportation. Today we have planes, better roads and faster vehicles. So that little stamp can travel the world in days.

  • Gayathri Komirisetty

    Great job!
    14/06/2019 5:30:39 PM

  • Eugene Wilson

    great video! very informative!
    14/06/2019 12:17:55 PM

  • Heather Houssian

    WOW. Fantastic video! LOVED it!!!
    14/06/2019 10:18:40 AM

  • Amanda

    Great job!
    12/06/2019 10:42:02 PM

  • Grandma

    Awesome job!!
    12/06/2019 6:17:33 PM

  • John Paul

    Very interesting, great video!!!
    12/06/2019 4:15:12 PM

  • Myrlene Stenger

    So interesting. Nicely done
    12/06/2019 2:32:58 PM

  • Doug Houssian

    In the past month you have participated in the Saskatchewan Heritage Fair in Regina, Passed your level at Swimming Lessons, Danced with two Dance Companies at TCU place and the Children’s Festival, Competed in the Saskatoon Track and Field Meet in two events and we will attend your School Band performance on Fri. You are one AMAZING young lady. Love Gramps
    12/06/2019 9:56:36 AM

  • Murray Banning

    That was an excellent presentation
    11/06/2019 11:39:24 PM

  • Colleen

    Great job! Love your costume.
    11/06/2019 9:47:38 PM

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Marissa

Saint-Antoine, New Brunswick

Stella

Cornwall, Prince Edward Island

Cloé

Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick

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.