A group Grade 6 students from Niakwa Place School in the Louis Riel School Division created a video about the history of St. Vital, one of the oldest settled areas in Winnipeg.
The students interviewed lawyer Yude Henteleff, whose grandparents and parents were pioneer market garden farmers along the Red River.
Yude grew up on the farm and recounts his early experiences, life at school, the trauma of the flood of 1950, and the changes that occurred as rural St. Vital was consumed by urban development.
Today, his family farm is a public park where everyone can enjoy a natural setting right in the middle of the city.
The video can be seen here:
Community News Commons helps students at many schools create multi-media projects. This is part of a CNC collaboration with teachers and students from Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.