Nicolas D.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

The Outlaw In My Lineage

My project is about the land struggles of Island farmers in the 1860’s and how the Islanders fought for what they believed.




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

My whole project has been riveting and I have learned about one of our family’s legends and about an inspiring and influential relative that stood up for what he believes. I think the coolest part was the story of the riot at Milton Bridge.

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

The most important lesson I have learned and I’m sure many Canadians can relate to is to stand up for what you believe. If you have strong feelings for an issue, fight for it and never give up. This story is a perfect example of that.

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

Today, we can live freely and own our own land. Island farmers have the freedom to spend years on their land and not have it be taken away from them at any moment. All thanks to the heroes of the tenant league.