Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Weston Redcliff, Alberta

Fair address: Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Canadian Pacific Railway

The project goes through a small portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway's history and talks about how the railway changed Canada.

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

The most interesting thing I learned is how my community may not have even existed without the influence of CP Rail. People actually started moving here to build and a city of over 60,000 has resulted.

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

I have learned not to take CP Rail for granted. Canada would be a very different place without it. Some cities wouldn't exist and may not have the cultural diversity that they do.

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

Life today is a lot easier. Especially if you were one of the railway workers. Their everyday jobs were extremely dangerous and there are not many jobs like that today.

  • Maria McCallum

    Good Job!
    07/07/2014 12:27:51 PM

  • Melanie Saunders

    Great work and good luck with your entry.
    07/07/2014 11:15:50 AM

  • Himanshu Poddar

    Great job Weston. We all are proud of you.
    24/06/2014 1:44:54 PM

  • Dave Sherwood

    Great job Weston!
    24/06/2014 12:21:21 PM

  • Jaime

    Great Work! I enjoyed your video!
    24/06/2014 11:39:12 AM

  • Linda Krochak

    Great job Weston! We are all so proud of you!
    21/06/2014 4:31:35 PM

  • Minati Devi

    Thanks Weston for representing Medicine Hat in such a nice way. Your expression in your voice when you said "if it was worth it" made me feel the pain of the workers. Best wishes to you and your great grandpa.
    21/06/2014 10:47:53 AM

  • Teresa Di Ninno

    Weston, well done ! I enjoyed your video - interesting, informative and entertaining. Good luck!
    20/06/2014 11:34:54 PM

  • Heather Moraal

    Great job, Weston! We really enjoyed watching your video - good luck - you have our vote!
    18/06/2014 10:23:45 PM

  • Kelly Boreson

    Great presentation. Love that you used multi-media
    17/06/2014 11:33:39 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.