Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Two New Brunswick students selected to attend National Youth History Forum

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Two New Brunswick students have been selected by Canada’s National History Society to attend the National Youth History Forum taking place in Ottawa from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.

They were selected from among a national group of competitors who each developed a short video documentary for the Young Citizens program following their participation in their school districts’ Regional Heritage Fairs. They are:
“New Brunswick is home to a multitude of stories that contribute to our provincial identity,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser. “These stories deserve to be told and our youth can play a tremendous role in sharing them with New Brunswickers and other Canadians. I congratulate these two students on their achievement, which is a reflection of the commitment they have shown to preserving our shared past.”

The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship in history and exists as a complementary component to Heritage Fairs across Canada. Each year, more than 60,000 students, in every province and territory, present the results of their research on people, legends and events in Canadian history to more than 250,000 fellow Canadians.

“I commend and thank these two students for their work to illuminate interesting aspects of New Brunswick’s history,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle. “I am pleased to see New Brunswick students learning about our province’s rich history while using technology to develop the skills to become educators themselves. With these documentaries, the students are teaching history to others.”

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