Online voting opens today for videos created by 200 Canadian students to showcase important milestones in their heritage.
The students are participating in the inauguration of Canada’s History Young Citizens Program. Xavierie Versoza from Winnipeg is researching the War of 1812 and the true-life stories of Laura Secord and Sir Isaac Brock. Both have schools named in their honour.
Video submissions include students retracing the journey their grandparents made to Canada and the challenges they faced, while others are using pottery to create models of the oldest landmarks in their city and some are researching experiences of residential school students across this country.
Screenings of the top videos will be shown at the National History Forum in Ottawa this fall. Twenty-eight Young Citizens selected from Ontario will be premiering their videos at the Ontario Provincial Heritage Fair later today.