For thousands of students, the COVID-19 pandemic meant missing out on their annual heritage fair — a public exhibition of student research projects about Canadian history. Approximately 80 heritage fairs take place each spring in every province and territory, bringing together students, teachers, families, museums, and community organizations.
Despite these circumstances, many students continued their schooling at home and carried out ambitious research projects for the Young Citizens program – the national program for Heritage Fairs that encourages students to make short videos about key moments in Canadian history.
Canada’s History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Young Citizens program.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
“History of the Toronto Stock Exchange”
Ailsa Craig, Ontario
“Leo Major The Forgotten Hero”
« L'évolution du masque à gaz »
Youth Committee Choice Award
East St. Paul, Manitoba
Manitoba: The Formation, Confederation, and Celebration!
Le jour de la marmotte
Surrey, British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia
Sikhs In The Canadian Armed Forces
Shediac, New Brunswick
Priceville Footbridge Tragedy
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Predicament on Payzant Island
The DeCew Falls Generating Station, AC DC Current and The Five Men Named John - “An Electric Story”
Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island
The Farmers Bank of Rustico
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
From a Sawmill to the Skies
Haute-Aboujagane, New Brunswick
L'évolution de l'éducation au Nouveau-Brunswick
Les bras spatial canadien
L'histoire des bagels au Canada
St. Laurent Manitoba