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.

  • Bob F

    An outstanding presentation! Interesting & inspiring
    17/06/2014 7:29:16 PM

  • Matthew Berrigan

    I really enjoyed your video, Jenna. The puzzle brought everything together in a fun and unique way!
    17/06/2014 6:12:17 PM

  • Abby Petersen

    Wow! Your video was amazing! Your puzzle piece connection at the start really made me realize how important everyone can be! I really loved your video and it looks very professional! Congratulations! Good luck!

    — Abby P – 2014 Young Citizen


    17/06/2014 5:22:58 PM

  • John

    So creative !!
    17/06/2014 12:06:41 PM

  • Janet Laldin

    Well made and presented, Jenna! Such a topic we must never forget. My how far we've come!
    17/06/2014 9:29:17 AM

  • Mikayla

    That is a great video Jenna! I hope you go to Ottawa! :)
    17/06/2014 8:51:20 AM

  • Kathryn Allison

    The presentation was wonderful and very informative. Great job!
    17/06/2014 7:38:11 AM

  • Kathy E.

    Loved it! Way to go Jenna.
    17/06/2014 7:01:32 AM

  • Liesa Guenther

    Well done! Your video is concise, informative, creative and very interesting. I really enjoyed learning about Nellie McClung!
    16/06/2014 10:48:14 PM

  • Paige

    Wow! What an amazing film! This is probably the first history video I didn't get bored or fall asleep halfway through! Your facts were said with such great enthusiasm and I love the way you incorporated the puzzle! Very well done!
    16/06/2014 10:46:09 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.