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.

  • Amirah

    HEY Jasmin this is your cousin wishing u luck. - London England
    25/06/2014 7:08:46 AM

  • Ann Skanes

    A Provincial Ambassador and at such a young age.
    21/06/2014 2:42:30 PM

  • Peter Geary

    Great job, Jasmine. You are definitely a winner in my books.
    21/06/2014 2:14:51 PM

  • Taslima Akter

    Great Presentation
    21/06/2014 8:28:11 AM

  • Linda Moulton

    Congratulations on a great job!!
    21/06/2014 7:15:19 AM

  • Anna and Rachel

    20/06/2014 10:42:04 AM

  • Cathy Connolly

    Jasmine, what a beautiful way to describe our beautiful province! Congrats!!
    20/06/2014 8:10:20 AM

  • Sherry Luther

    Jasmine, your video is fabulous! It portrays, perfectly, the beautiful disposition of Newfoundlanders. Great job!
    20/06/2014 7:11:35 AM

  • Nina Beresford

    Beautifully done Jasmine. I love your topic and research, and your video is awesome. Congratulations!
    20/06/2014 6:12:20 AM

  • Kevin Bricknell

    Excellent presentation. Very informative. You captured the heart of Newfoundland
    20/06/2014 12:23:45 AM

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  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
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