Charlotte G.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

Souvenir Viscount Alexander

My project is about Viscount Alexander, a former Governor General of Canada whom my school is named after. I also talk about other schools in Winnipeg named after Governors General. My project was inspired by a photograph of Viscount Alexander in the hallway of my school.

Quelle est la chose la plus intéressante ou surprenante que tu as appris en préparant ton projet et en effectuant ta recherche ?

When I first started researching about my topic, I thought my school was the only one named after a Governor General. I was excited to find out that there were many more in my city.

Quelles sont les informations les plus importantes à retenir de ta recherche que tu aimerais partager avec les autres Canadiens ?

I've learned that the things around us every day can have a story behind them. I realized that something ordinary can have an extraordinary history.

Peux-tu comparer ta vie aujourd'hui avec celle de celui ou ceux qui sont présentés dans ton projet ?

Viscount Alexander served as Governor General when Canada was still influenced by Great Britain and the Monarchy, which meant he represented the queen. Today, the role of the Governor General is more ceremonial, so it has less direct effect on me.