Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Shuyou Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: The Unwanted Warriors

The project reveals the untold story of Chinese Canadian's participation in WWII through the British led secret operation (S.O.E) and how their dedication and sacrifice helped Chinese community won the voting right.

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

Despite the racial discrimination that these Chinese Canadian soldiers faced, they still presented commitment and courage to help the country at WWII.

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

It is an important history that less familiar to most Canadians, including Chinese Canadian community, it is essential to remember the dedication and contribution of these unwanted warriors and how their courage changed Canada's history.

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

We are living in a much improved and equal society now however it is very important we do not forget the dark chapters in the history of the country.

  • Jasper M.

    I enjoyed the historical aspect of your project. I hope you get the choice to do another video next year.
    28/06/2019 3:51:50 PM

  • Chen

    Wonderful to see young generation to understand the world through firsthand field work and research of history.
    22/06/2019 1:40:35 AM

  • Marie Jensen

    wow ,shu you ! You really impressed me with such a touching story. History definitely should not be forgot as it can illuminate our road in the future.
    15/06/2019 3:49:04 AM

  • Eva Kwok

    Shoyou, excellent research and so amazing that such a young lad like you is able to articulate the subject so clearly and so professionally. You are an amazing child and will no doubt develop into an amazing adult and a great citizen of Canada. I see you as a great future leader of Canada and the world at large--well done!! Bravo Eva
    14/06/2019 1:48:55 PM

  • Lingxi Zhao

    Shuyou, you must have done lots of research! Thank you for the information. Glad to know all of this becauae I'm a Chinese Canadian, too! I think what you are trying to tell us is to respect everyone no matter what.
    13/06/2019 11:33:50 PM

  • Arthur R Calderwood

    Great work and research on a little known story about our WW2 Chinese-Canadian vets. This is so important now because of the sad fact that anti-immigration forces and racism are so vocal. Well Done lad.
    13/06/2019 12:07:49 PM

  • Yuen Pau Woo

    Well done Shuyou for reminding us about the contributions of Chinese Canadian servicemen in WW2 and the role they played in securing the vote for all Chinese Canadians. Keep up the good work!
    13/06/2019 10:00:17 AM

  • Tero K

    This is a fascinating story. Thoroughly researched, superbly presented. Well done, Shuyou!
    12/06/2019 7:19:02 PM

  • Paul Lee

    Very inspiring story, thank you very much for this great project.
    12/06/2019 6:12:55 PM

  • Nicole Sims

    12/06/2019 4:09:06 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.