Michelle W.

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair

Jujie Luan/Fencing

My project is on Jujie Luan and Fencing. Jujie Luan is a Chinese-Canadian Olympic gold medalist, in foil.




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

The most interesting thing that I learned was how fencing was centuries ago.

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

Never give up. Jujie Luan was fencing when a sword snapped and pierced her left arm. She kept on fencing for hours, and won second.

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

Jujie Luan's life was harder, her father was in the Chinese army. She was also involved in sports. I think my life is very easy compared to hers.