Liam B.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

My Grandfathers

I have researched the lives of both of my grandfathers mostly by interviewing family members, through a taped recording with one grandfather and phone interview with the other. I compared their lives to find similarities and differences.



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

How similar my grandfathers' early lives were.

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

I was surprised by the similarities between my grandfathers. For instance, they grew up within 150 miles of one another in Alberta but both lived in the Yukon.

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

We have a lot more technology today and machinery and life is easier. That doesn't mean it's better.