Amina G.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Battle of the Plains of Abraham

My project focuses on the importance of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. It highlights the pivotal battle part of the Seven Years' War, fought between two raging countries, the British and French. It emphasises the impact of the battle to our society today. The Battle of Quebec has brought great significance to Canada.




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

Our heritage is to treasure, throughout my learning process, much has been discovered. Our forefathers fought for a democratic society. In the fifteen minute battle between the French and the British, many mistakes were made. In order for Canada to maintain as it is and develop, we need to learn from our wrongs.

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

I found it quite remarkable that our country had once gone through much tragedy, leading to where we are today. The Battle of the Plains of Abraham determined Canada as a bilingual, yet multicultural country. It has made a great contribution to our cultures, identities, and borders. If resulted in a different existence, I may not be here today, sharing and taking part in Canadian heritage alongside many others.

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

Time in war and battle is not what I would experience on a daily basis. Our society does not compare the negativity and tension once between British and French ancestry. Canadians depend on our past history and our ancestors. War is not what we encourage; however, it contributed to the lives we have today.