The Young Citizens program is a national initiative to complement the provincial Heritage Fairs, an annual event where students present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends and key events in Canadian history. Participants in the Young Citizens program were selected at the fairs and asked to made a short video about their Heritage Fair topic.
2015 Young Citizens
In 2015, approximately 170 students from all provinces and territories participated in Young Citizens. Their videos were posted online so that all Canadians could see their hard work. A public vote opened on June 11th and closed on July 5, 2015. The result of the popular vote made up 50% of a student’s score and a panel of judges organized by Canada’s History made up remaining 50% of the final score. As a result, 26 students have been chosen to attend Canada’s History’s National Youth Forum in Ottawa from October 15th to 18th, 2015.
In 2015 two young citizens from this province were chosen to attend the forum and to exchange ideas with fellow Canadian students from ages 10 to 16. Congratulations to Katie Kelly of Long Beach and Nicholas Edwards of St. John’s.