Shayla F.

Lanark, Ontario


Fire on the Water

Travel back in history to the beginning of a revolution. An immigrating family and their descendants change lives as we know them today.




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

The most interesting thing I found out was that one family could change an entire country's future. They came across a problem, but persisted until things were how they saw fit. Truly role models of perseverance.

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

"That history, no matter how developed the present is, never dies, but is sometimes forgotten. So lets not forget." You might find a topic, and there might not seem to be much of a story, but dig deeper and you will truly enjoy yourself

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

I would say as a child of today, we are very easy off, but also much more irresponsible and immature. Children of those times already had full-time jobs at the age of 12, doing very dangerous things, like logging. their childhood was stolen away from them compared to us.