Until July 11, the public is invited to vote to determine the finalists for the competition associated with the Young Citizens program. The participating students produced video clips on a theme of Canadian history that is dear to them.
by Jean-Philippe Proulx
Coordinator of educational and community programs
Society History Canada
For the 2014 edition of its Young Citizens program, the Société Histoire Canada presents the work of 150 young apprentice journalists from across the country. In fact, 150 students were selected from among the participants in the Heritage Fairs, recently organized across the country, and were entrusted with the mission of creating a short 3 to 4 minute documentary on a theme of Canadian history that is expensive.
Among the 21 French-speaking participants, 16 come from Quebec, mainly from Beauce. There are also 2 from New Brunswick. Among the themes retained by these young people, we note: the evolution of the currency, the Hudson's Bay company, the heritage of the Jesuits, Canadian soldiers in the Second World War, arrow sashes and native customs, etc.
Thanks to a public vote, counting 50 % of the overall score, the most popular videos will qualify for a grand final. A jury will ultimately determine the six laureates who will take the road to Ottawa to participate in a special screening, during the Canada History Forum organized as part of the celebrations surrounding the award ceremony. Governor General's History Award.
Voting is now open. It will end on July 11, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. You can now see and re-watch all the videos of young citizens online and vote for your favorites.
The Young Citizens program is supported by Canadian Heritage and the Great-West Life Assurance Company.