Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jasmine St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fair address: Avalon Regional Fair

Project: The Newfoundland Conscience: A History of Giving

My project describes the Newfoundland conscience and the history of kindness in Newfoundlanders. This is done through real life examples of kindness to strangers and kindness to fellow Newfoundlanders. My project also discusses possible reasons that this characteristic kindness has developed.

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

I have learned that kindness is part of the Newfoundland heritage. The most interesting example is that an entire town can come to a stand still to help stranded airline passengers displaced from their homes at a time of international sadness and fear.

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

Newfoundlanders have a past history of kindness. This continues to be an integral part of the fabric of today's Newfoundland culture. Newfoundlanders are equally kind to strangers and fellow Newfoundlanders.

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

Years ago, until the 1960s, Newfoundland people were typically white. There was very little ethnic diversity in the population. Now people of many ethnic backgrounds live in Newfoundland. Although life today is very different than it was years ago, kindness continues to be a defining characteristic of the people of Newfoundland.

  • Maxine

    Well done and so very true!
    08/07/2014 8:17:04 AM

  • Marilyn Ford

    Excellent job
    08/07/2014 7:59:02 AM

  • Andy Vavasour

    Great job, thanks for bringing this to the attention of the world.
    08/07/2014 7:57:52 AM

  • Nelly Abdelfatah

    Excellent presentation!
    07/07/2014 12:42:54 PM

  • jenna

    great job jasmine!!! wishing you lots of luck! ~jenna seymour from soccer
    06/07/2014 5:17:50 PM

  • bill snelgrove

    03/07/2014 7:47:26 AM

  • Dianne Reynolds

    Good presentation
    03/07/2014 7:40:41 AM

  • Millie Chafe

    Your presentation is outstanding, inspirational and exceptional. Thank you!
    30/06/2014 3:27:23 AM

  • Tf Williams

    Will said.
    28/06/2014 9:45:45 AM

  • Delilah DeLage

    Very good and that's better than good. Great job! Congratulations
    28/06/2014 9:07:15 AM

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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.