7 our class had to write and research information about the Museum of Civilization and we are going to have to find a lot of information then. Let’s see how it goes for me. Which category of Canadian Personalities interested you the most? Did you like the “we inspired”, “we founded”, “we fought”, “we built” or “we governed” section the best? Which personality interested you the most? The personality that interested me the most was the life(personality) of Gabrielle Roy. Suggest three more influential Canadian personalities. Why did you choose these people? Which categories would they fit into? One of the people I choose is the Canadian Basketball player Steve Nash. I choose him because he showed that not only all Americans get into the NBA and become stars, but also Canadians can too and anyone can if they set their mind to it. Also Steve Nash is not just a NBA player that got into the NBA, but he is also a player that won the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award two years in a row.
Steve Nash proved his former coach wrong in university (Ottawa GG’s basketball coach) that he can do anything if he focuses and sticks to what he wants his goal to be. The second person I choose is the Canadian Boxer George Dixon. I choose him because he proved to the world that height does not matter. He was only 5-3 and won many boxing championships and he wear many title belts. People said that he was a Canadian, but had American arms and George Dixon showed them that Canadian Boxers have stronger arms and are just the same as every boxer. I think that George Dixon would fit into the section “We Inspired” because he inspired all the short people that thought they had no game in sports because they were to short. He also that you can do anything you set your mind to. The third person I choose is the runner Terry Fox.
I choose him because he showed that anyone(I seriously mean ANYONE) can do anything they want if they set their mind to it. Terry Fox had bone cancer in his right leg and he needed money to try to get it cured , so he ran the marathon of hope.. His goal was to run all through Canada but unfortunatly he was forced to stop running because his cancer has come to his lungs. His Marathon of Hope ended outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He ran 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles) with an amputated leg (that’s amazing). I think that would fit into the section “We Inspired” because he showed that if anyone wants something really bad they would risk their life to do it. 5. I voted for Gabrielle Roy for my favourite Canadian personality. Which History-Maker did you have the most in common with? Were you able to figure it out from the clues given?
What do you share with that person? What are some things that are different between you and that person? When I did the History-Maker quiz, I had most common with James Naismith. One hundred years from now, (in 2109!) imagine that students are learning about Canadian History Makers and they discover you. What will you be remembered for? How were you a Canadian History Maker? You are using your imagination, so think about some things that you would like to accomplish in your life and imagine that you have all the accomplishments of your life to look back on. Write a short profile of yourself, imagining the contributions you have made to the future of Canada. Write this as though you’ve lived your whole life. Update (Feb. 12, 2:20 p.m.) – Some of you have done an absolutely AMAZING job with this assignment. Stefan Vijackic was born on January 16, 1996 and died on February 3, 2086. As a kid, Stefan always loved to watch, learn, and play basketball.