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Graphic novel-style comics highlight exciting moments in Canadian history.
Congratulations to Kaira and Jonathan, the 2018 winners of the Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge. This year’s stories are both graphic novel-style comics featuring exciting moments from Canada’s past.
The Day the Great Falls Stopped Flowing
In this story, Kaira recounts the day in 1848 when Niagara Falls froze over and “ran dry.”
Jonathan shares the story of a German spy who attempted to infiltrate Canada, but was caught almost immediately in New Carlisle, Quebec.
Graphic novel-style comics were the medium of choice for both of this year’s winners.
The top honours in the field of history were presented by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette on November 22, 2017.
Author examines the goals, aspirations and challenges met by women who sought land of their own in the 19th and 20th century. In addition to the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, several other awards were bestowed to historians from across Canada.
The individuals and organizations being recognized deepen our understanding of the past by highlighting lesser-known stories, representing the diversity of our experiences, and encouraging meaningful public dialogue around history.
For students in Adrian French’s challenge program, history isn’t just a fifty-minute class; it’s a three-year odyssey.