Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Grace Miramichi, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone North Regional Heritage Fair (Belledune)

Project: The Nelson Doyle Dancers

The Nelson Doyle Dancers is a volunteer oraganization that consist of boys and girls ages 5 and up. The group is instructed in traditional Irish Dance and travels around the Maritimes to put on shows for people!

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I liked learning about Ellen and everything she did before I joined the group! She's had some amazing experiences that I'm sorry I missed out on!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Through my years of dancing with the Nelson Doyle Dancers I've learned that doing volunteer work is a great thing! Some kids don't have the money for dance lessons and this way they have the chance to do something with a group!

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Back when Ellen first started the group they danced in Adidas sneakers, black pants and a white shirt. Now we have Ghillies (soft shoes), hard shoes and our traditional dresses!

  • Sheryl

    Great job by a fantastic student!
    11/07/2014 1:19:08 PM

  • Emma Morehouse

    It was fun spending the weekend working on our videos!!! Great job Grace!!!

    — Emma M – 2014 Young Citizen

    11/07/2014 7:04:15 AM

  • Mary Clark

    Love your video you did a great job on it. So glad Mike could help you
    05/07/2014 5:38:57 PM

  • Grace

    Thanks everyone!! :)
    04/07/2014 8:15:30 PM

  • Cathy

    Good Luck!!
    25/06/2014 5:26:54 PM

  • Sharon Dutcher

    Good Luck!!!!
    20/06/2014 9:52:34 PM

  • Rose

    Very nice!!
    20/06/2014 9:50:44 PM

  • Ellen

    Great job, Grace!
    20/06/2014 8:41:40 PM

  • Lauren Bale - 2014 Young Citizen

    I loved your camera angles. It looked like a professional documentary. Your videos were very clear and I could always hear your voice. Your dance club looks awesome. You really showed your audience a glimpse of the Irish dancing community. Great job

    — Lauren B – 2014 Young Citizen

    19/06/2014 6:01:26 PM

  • Hollie

    Awesome video Grace. Very proud of you.
    18/06/2014 1:10:58 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.