RECIPIENTS

2015 Recipients

Canada’s History Society is pleased to announce the 26 winners of the Young Citizens program. From Oct. 15-18, these students will travel to the Canada’s History Youth Forum and spend four days together exploring the capital region and learning more about our country’s past.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Young Citizens programs:

Eden Feddema, Calgary, AB
What happened in my great grandma’s yard?
 
Karissa Hazelwood, Lethbridge, AB
Canada's Canola
 
Judy Li, Vancouver, BC
Chinese Immigration to Canada
 
Samuel Costa
, Prince Rupert, BC
Barkerville Stands the Test of Time
 
Adi Groumoutis
, Winnipeg, MB
The Winnipeg General Strike 1919
 
Reed Cohen, Winnipeg, MB
Hana's Suitcase - The Canadian Connection
 
Sébastien Daigle
, Baker-Brook, NB
Les 163 ans d'histoire de la ferme Oscar Daigle
 
Nadia Hiemstra, Miramichi, NB
Friendship in Bloom
 
Nicholas Edwards, St. John's, NFL
My Grandfathers: One hundred Years Ago In their Footsteps
 
Katie Kelly, Long Beach, NFL
The Resilient Newfoundlander and Labradoria
 
Ethan Wah, Bridgewater, NS
Privateer Captain Alex Godfrey from Liverpool
 
Evelyn Ferguson, Lunenburg, NS
The Little Immigrants
 
Tyrone Pewatoaluk, Pond Inlet, NU
Huron
 
Nancy Ootoova, Pond Inlet, NU
Algonquin
 
Robbie Hann, Desboro, ON
War on the Water: the Battle of the Atlantic
 
Kirsten Rowe, Ajax, ON
James Bay Treaty
 
Pete Christie, Charlottetown, PEI
Brothers in Arms
 
Geoffrey Paton, Charlottetown, PEI
Cruising the Past
 
Amélie Gagné
, Saint-Bruno de Kamouraska, QC
La monnaie canadienne d'hier à aujourd'hui
 
Isabelle Pépin
, St-Georges, QC
La musique en Nouvelle-France
 

Mya Matthies, Caronport, SK
Women at Work during the World Wars
 

Sanai Minor, Regina, SK
First African American Settlers in Saskatchewan
 
Cailley Cross, Whitehorse, YU
The Richest Woman in the Yukon

Carson Kiesling, Whitehorse, YU
Yukon Telegraph
 
Rae Panayi, Yellowknife, NWT
Protocols
 
Lucia Nakehk'o, Yellowknife, NWT
Walking With Our Sisters

Honorable mentions:

Kaitlyn Mueller, Lethbridge, AB
Abrielle Chan, Vancouver, BC
Atticus McIlraith,Winnipeg, MB
Chloe Reitlo, Flin Flon, MB
Josh de Jong, Quispamsis, NB
Cloé-Alexandra Albert, Dugas, NB
Julie Clarke, Bay Robert's, NFL
Obadiah Oickle, Chelsea, NS
Jane Singorie, Pond Inlet, NU
Paul Grein, Durham, ON
Jazmyn Johns, Sudbury, ON
Charlotte Fritz, St.Catherines, ON
Peter MacMillan, West Covehead, PEI
Grace Campbell, Charlottetown, PEI
Nadia Champagne, Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley, QC
Summer Okerstrom, Moose Jaw, SK
Rachel Walker, Whitehorse,YU
Shayla Huynh, Yellowknife, NWT
 

2014 Recipients

Jenna Allison, Winnipeg, MB
Nellie McClung

Maude Couturier, Fredericton, NB
Les infirmières militaires canadiennes

Élodie Chamberland, Sainte-Hélène-de-Kamouraska, QC
La seconde guerre mondiale

Dylan Donald, Regina, SK
Chuckwagon Racing

Harrison Duffy, Kinkora, PEI
History Of PEI railway

Ella Forrest, Regina, SK
My Oma's Story

Andréanne Girard-Lemieux, Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, QC
Reproduction de mocassins amérindiens

Jack Goldsworthy, Torbay, NL
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Original Way of Life

Eastyn Klages, Chatsworth, ON
A Little Taste of Home

Dylan Lee, Vancouver, BC
The Chinese Head Tax

Karla McCallum, Charlottetown, PEI
The Journey of the Potato

Alexandra Mines, Vancouver, BC
Les Réfugiés Indésirables du Canada

Emma Morehouse, Lincoln, NB
Patrick Owens Covered Bridge

Abby Peterson, Rocky Mountain House, AB
Canada & Titanic

Jasmine Rahman, St. John's, NL
The Newfoundland Conscience: A History of Giving

Sam Rogers, Lower Onslow, NS
The Black Devil's Brigade

Dominic Shoop, Okotoks, AB
The FlintLock Pistol

Paris Snake, Rama, ON
Intergenerational Residential Schools: The Impacts

Duncan Snooks, Whitehorse, YT
Jacques Cartier

Ben Strickland, Bridgewater, NS
The Mosquito

Rachel Teller, Winnipeg, MB
Sir Frederick Banting

Maximilian Wanner, Whitehorse, YT
North West Mounted Police

 

2013 Recipients

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2013 program! These students will travel to Ottawa to present their films at the Canada's History Forum on November 18. They are also invited to a special reception at Rideau Hall and celebration dinner at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on November 19.

In alphabetical order:

NicolasNicolas Cain
Vancouver (BC)
Sir Samuel Steele

My project looks at Sam Steele, a leader in the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) who had control over the NWMP in the Yukon during the gold rush. I examine his life during this period and the hardships.

 

 

 

 

JulienneJulienne Chipesia
Inuvik (NWT)
The Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement

My project is on the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim in the Northwest Territories. The land claim is a modern treaty based on Treaty 11 which is a numbered treaty.

 

 

 

 

HelenaHelena Kantowicz
Vancouver (BC)
The Dark Legacy

My video is on the Canadian Residential school system. I focused on the impacts of the schools. Something I found shocking was that before I did this project I had no idea that this had even happened.

 

 

 

 

CynthiaCynthia Pelletier
Saint-Pascal (Québec)
Les légendes inuits et les inukshuks de l'Arctique

À l'aide de dessins et de vidéos, je raconte la légende de Sedna et du premier inukshuk. J'explique ce qu'est un inukshuk ainsi que sa symbolique

 

 

 

 

2013 HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Top left to bottom right):
Emelyne Boals (Kingston, ON): The Inuit: Myth and Legends.
Jonathan Ijjangiaq (Repulse Bay, NU): Surviving the North.
Jake Leslie (Middle Musquodoboit, NS): Mi’kmaw Culture.
Emily Mittertreiner (Vancouver, BC): Search for the Northwest Passage.
Ève Pelletier (St-Pascal, QC): Les changements climatiques (Climate Change).

2012 RECIPIENTS

These six students represent the best of the 2012 Young Citizens program. They registered the most online votes across Canada and were chosen by a panel of judges to be the 2012 recipients. Their award-winning videos were presented on December 9th at the Canada's History Forum in Ottawa.

Appearing in alphabetical order.

BrandonBrandon
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
The War of 1812

My project is on the War of 1812. I examine the causes as well as two of the major engagements of the early part of the war. To wrap-up I look at the impact of the war and a Canadian heroine.












FrédéricFrédéric
Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Québec
La cartographie

Mon projet fera connaître un élément qui peut paraître banal, mais qui est en fait essentiel au développement d'un pays ou d'une région: la cartographie. À travers mon vidéo, je parlerai de la reproduction que j'ai faite d'une carte des îles St-Pierre et Miquelon, du point de vue d'un historien quant à la cartographie, du grand cartographe Jacques Cartier et de l'importance générale de toutes les cartes.









KristenKristen
North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Heritage of My Home

My project traces the lives of the people who owned my home from 1926 until today. It included research of the architectural elements, items which were found in my home and research about the various homeowners.












KristenKristin
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canadian Pacific Railway

My project covers the actual construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. I looked at the difficulties of building, the people who worked on it and much more. I used all the information I acquired to answer the question "What effect has the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway had on the new country of Canada?"










MatthewMatthew
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Silver Fox Island

My project on Silver Fox Island explores the resources available and the determination of the people who struggled to survive on a small island in Bonavista Bay, NL. They depended upon the land, sea and the air for the necessities of life. When the opportunity was presented from the government, they uprooted their families and moved to larger communities in hope for a better life. These people are my family!







SierraSierra
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Emily Murphy

Looking back at the 1800s and early 1900s, women have come a long way in society. Emily Murphy played a major part in this evolution of rights and privilege of women. To learn more about her and her impact on Canada, watch my short film on Emily Murphy.










2012 Honourable Mentions

Dylan Griffin Thomas
















Left to right:
Dylan (Lethbridge, Alberta) — Canadian Superheroes
Griffin (Toronto, Ontario) — Freedom? Canada's Tarnished History of Civil Rights
Thomas (Balmoral, New Brunswick) — Le téléphone d'autrefois



Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
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  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.