Nicolas C.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Sir Samuel Steele

My project looks at Sam Steele, a leader in the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) who had control over the NWMP in the Yukon during the gold rush. I examine his life during this period and the hardships.



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

I had heard of Sam Steele, but wasn't aware of the important role he played in Canada's history. Steele is my uncle 7 generations removed.

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

There were interesting and important events in the history of Canada. Key people like Steele shaped Canada as a country.

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

We live in a comfortable urban environment. The early settlers like Steele had long distances to travel, often by horse, and were separated from their families.