Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Jenna Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Nellie McClung

This project gives an overview of Nellie McClung's life.  It was focused on events such as the Person's Case and Nellie McClung being elected to the Alberta Legislature.

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

I learned that without Nellie McClung, women like me may have not been allowed to vote today. We also may not have been allowed to run for senate. I learned that Nellie McClung helped give women the rights we have today.

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

I learned through studying Nellie McClung that perseverance and courage are two character traits that can have a big impact on what you do. If Nellie McClung had not had this courage and perseverance, she would not have accomplished what she did. Today, we need to be courageous in what we do, whether it is sharing what we believe with others or fighting for the rights of others.

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

Nellie McClung did not have the right to vote and was not considered a person. Woman were looked down upon when Nellie McClung lived. Today I have the right to vote, I am considered a person and I am not looked down upon because I am a woman.

  • Rick B.

    Wow...tremendous presentation on a very important part of our history! You should be proud of a job well done!
    08/07/2014 6:01:53 PM

  • Kelly

    Wonderful Job! So professional and informative!!
    08/07/2014 4:37:05 PM

  • Eastyn Klages - 2014 Young Citizen

    I am simply amazed! Your work was absolutely phenomenal! You mentioned that Nellie was from around the Chatsworth area in Ontario and that’s where I’m from/live. That gave me a cool connection to your topic! I loved the fact that you had so many interesting video effects. Also, I thought that having women representing those from the past, enhanced your project. Finally, the puzzle was such a smart and unique idea that represented your message: “that we are all important pieces to the puzzle of Canada’s identity. I really, sincerely enjoyed viewing your video! The best of luck to you!

    — Eastyn K – 2014 Young Citizen

    08/07/2014 6:48:38 AM

  • Marilyn

    Looks like we have another young woman with the same spirit as Nellie had. Good job Jenna!
    06/07/2014 9:26:32 PM

  • marg B

    Excellent choice of a topic. Well researched and presented.
    06/07/2014 8:48:34 PM

  • Ella F. 2014 Young Citizen

    Awesome video! I liked how you explained how it was like a puzzle. The script and the video were both really clear and easy to watch. I enjoyed watching and learned a lot about Nellie McClung, and the Famous Five.

    — Ella F – 2014 Young Citizen

    03/07/2014 11:37:08 AM

  • Karen Miller

    Well Done!
    30/06/2014 11:27:54 AM

  • Amy

    OMG!!! This is a piece of art!!! This shows that girls are just as equal as any other man!

    — Amy L – 2014 Young Citizen

    27/06/2014 12:30:14 AM

  • Kerilyn

    What a great job, Jenna! I hope u win!! Everyone vote for this girl!! It was very well done!!! :)
    26/06/2014 8:42:39 PM

  • kailey

    good job! i really liked it
    24/06/2014 10:31:17 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.