April 25, 2016
Dear Young Citizen Delegate:
Congratulations on being chosen to represent New Brunswick in the 2016 Young Citizens challenge! You are now part of a unique circle of young filmmakers. Like yourself, 200 young Canadians across the country have been chosen to act as film ambassadors for their region. Canada’s History Society is asking you to create a video that explores a theme relating to the history of Canada. Your mission is to present them with a completed video – by June 6 - that best explains your research topic and its importance to Canadians.
In preparation for this task, New Brunswick has organised a special production workshop for you and a member of your family, to help you complete your film. This workshop will take place June 4-5 in Fredericton, at Marshall D’Avray Hall on the University of New Brunswick campus. The workshop will begin on Saturday June 4 at 9:00 am, and will end on Sunday June 5 at 4 pm. During the workshop, the UNB production crew will assist you with all the final steps involved in creating and submitting your video to Canada’s History Society. Funding will also be made available to assist with your family’s travel costs to attend the workshop.
Make sure to read the guidelines that accompany this letter. It will help you to produce the best possible video to be broadcast worldwide on the Young Citizens website starting in June. From June 13-July 22, a large vote will take place across the country to determine which of the videos produced are among Canada’s favourites. Your video could earn you (with one of your parents) one of six trips to Ottawa to meet other young citizens, present your video at the Canada’s History Forum, and meet the Governor General at Rideau Hall.