Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Karla Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: The Journey of the Potato

This project is about the history of the potato and its journey to Prince Edward Island.

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

The most interesting thing for me was the fact that there are over 4000 types of edible potatoes.

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

I've learned how important potatoes have been across places and time, but at the same time I've learned how hard it was for the potato to become one of the five most important crops on our planet.

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

An advantage for my life today is that I can get information on the nutrients of food regardless of its looks. But the people back then had the opportunity to eat foods which were not exposed to so many chemicals.

  • Aline Beaulieu

    This is truly an amazing informative presentation. It is professional, creative and easy to follow. Even Penny seems to enjoy the presentation as much as we do. Bonne chance ma belle Karla!
    08/07/2014 7:23:36 AM

  • Ella F. 2014 Young Citizen

    Wonderful job Karla! I liked how you changed the mood with both the music and dressing up in what they wore in that time or place. I also liked how you told it like a storybook! I never imagined the potato to be so important to Canada's, and Europe's history. I will remember your video whenever I eat a potato!

    P.S. Cute dog!

    — Ella F – 2014 Young Citizen

    03/07/2014 11:00:19 AM

  • Carmen y tla

    Toda la familia en peru estamos orgullosos y muy felices de nuestra preciosa y queridísima Karla Lyn
    25/06/2014 10:48:14 AM

  • Judy Williams

    Great presentation! Very informative.
    23/06/2014 7:43:06 AM

  • Lea Fisher

    Karla, what an impressive job on a universal topic. Content very well researched and captivating with map, drama and costume. Sound effects drew me in. You gave just enough information to keep us hooked on the potato and want to taste them. Great promo for the Island. Your dog's presence brought calm yet drew the audience to pay attention. Loved it you will get first prize and I'm so proud of you! Great job with Technology as well. Mme F 10/10
    21/06/2014 9:05:35 AM

  • Cesar Calderon

    Karla you are the best. We are proud of you. Congratulation.
    21/06/2014 6:44:34 AM

  • Wayne Ellis

    I'm so impressed Karla, great confidence in what you're talking about, you could be a TV presenter. Loved it, we'll done. X
    21/06/2014 1:02:23 AM

  • Noah Pursey

    Your video is very well done. I learned a lot about potatoes, you made it interesting. Good luck.

    — Noah P – 2014 Young Citizen

    20/06/2014 9:23:35 PM

  • Natalie

    I enjoyed this presentation very much. A great history lesson on our true potato island.
    20/06/2014 6:49:20 PM

  • jodi dollar

    Way to go, amazing job. I knew you would be famous some day!B-) terrific!
    20/06/2014 5:06:24 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.