Connor D.

Medicine Hat, Alberta

Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

Parks Canada

For 101 years Parks Canada has undergone many changes in an attempt to better themselves and to assure that our national parks will be enjoyed by future generations. They constantly have to overcome obstacles but it is worth it to have these unique places where we can go to appreciate nature and learn about Canadian history.



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

I was intrigued by the story of the Pink Sand-Verbena flower which was brought back from the edge of extinction through the efforts of Parks Canada and local naturalists.

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

This project has opened my eyes to the truly amazing things that Parks Canada does for us. I would like other Canadians to realize as well what this phenomenal service does for Canada.

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

James Bernard Harkin, the "Father of National Parks of Canada", believed that parks could serve as an escape from the growing cities. I believe that this still holds true today if everyone takes time to enjoy nature.