Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Tracy Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: A Bank NOTE-able Woman

A discussion on the new "Viola Desmond Banknote," and whether Viola Desmond was the best choice for the new banknote or not.

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

The current banknote's illustrations relate to Viola's legacy - the eagle feather, representing freedom; a map of her community in Halifax; and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Manitoba.

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

Everyone can be something great. All 5 of these women were looked down on because of their gender, but they all pushed though and large impacts on our country. I don't think we should discriminate against or give less opportunities to certain people, only because they are different than you. Every human being should be equal,.

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

We definitely have it easier now, as we've got access to many more resources and there isn't as much discrimination against females. I don't think we should loose the spirit these women had, though. After all, the sky's the limit, isn't it?

  • Rong Yao

    Good choice of the topic, very well presented, spoke with confidence beyond her age. Awesome job Tracy.
    15/06/2019 7:51:18 PM

  • Sherry Z.

    Excellent job, Tracy.
    12/06/2019 9:40:25 AM

  • Kimble

    Good job,Tracy.
    12/06/2019 8:54:54 AM

  • Hanna

    Great job!
    12/06/2019 6:45:12 AM

  • Hui Chen

    Good job
    12/06/2019 6:04:43 AM


    I know CANADA more
    12/06/2019 5:55:52 AM

  • Fuyi

    Great job!
    12/06/2019 5:44:37 AM

  • Donghong

    Well Done Tracy. I know it's a very hard year for you to participate this program again. You have to do everything in your spare time. You chose a big topic to research five different women, not only present their biography, but also imitated each of them's tone writing 5 journals.If the video can be a few minutes longer, I believe you could present all your amazing work to us. I'm so proud of you. Thank you for all your hard working and critical thinking.
    12/06/2019 1:06:02 AM

  • Jinzhi

    Good job,Tracy!
    11/06/2019 10:39:33 PM

  • Qiuning

    Great job Tracy!
    11/06/2019 9:35:46 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.