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.

  • Rachel Teller

    Very nice video. I loved all your different backgrounds.

    — Rachel T – 2014 Young Citizen


    20/06/2014 7:17:24 PM

  • Nate B

    Great video! I learned some things I hadn't known before. Well done.
    20/06/2014 7:35:48 AM

  • Jan

    Wonderful presentation and report on Nellie and her importance to Canadian women.
    19/06/2014 7:58:58 PM

  • Karla M 2014 Young Citizen

    This is a video well done ! Very informative. Great job:)

    — Karla M – 2014 Young Citizen


    19/06/2014 5:46:56 PM

  • Trish

    So well done Jenna! You have my vote for sure!
    19/06/2014 5:12:26 PM

  • Cindy Friesen

    You did a fabulous work here! What a good reminder to us all - we can be used for something good - even when we hold one piece!
    19/06/2014 3:51:05 PM

  • Dave Johnson

    5J liked your video! But your uncle liked it most of all!
    18/06/2014 9:22:04 AM

  • Ratchel

    Very well done Jenna! Your project was very informative!
    17/06/2014 9:20:08 PM

  • Jaida

    Awesome!!!
    17/06/2014 9:17:40 PM

  • Janice 2014 Young Citizen

    You did a great job! Your video is really creative. Good luck!

    — Janice T – 2014 Young Citizen


    17/06/2014 8:36:16 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.