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.

  • Maria Montpeller

    It is never late to learn more about our delicious "Papas". I loved. Thanks. Good luck.
    20/06/2014 3:21:36 PM

  • Emery Szilagyi

    Potato is my top favorite. Nice work.
    20/06/2014 12:06:55 PM

  • Kathy

    Fantastic ! Best of Luck to're a winner no matter what young lady !
    20/06/2014 7:57:55 AM

  • Peter Mccallum

    Very good job Karla Lynn. So proud of you.
    20/06/2014 5:16:13 AM

  • Margaret Somers

    Well done! Great narratives and very informative to all!
    19/06/2014 7:44:08 PM

  • Rachel Mackay

    Thats awesome you're so going to win!AWESOME!!!!
    19/06/2014 1:51:27 PM

  • PEI Potatoes

    You make us PEI spuds proud! Well done. :)
    18/06/2014 3:00:52 PM

  • Griffin F. 2014 Young citizen

    I like potatoes and this movie!! You made learning about potatoes fun and interesting. I'm going to PEI this summer and have some yummy potatoes!!

    — Griffin F – 2014 Young Citizen

    18/06/2014 1:58:54 PM

  • Darcie Kelly

    Wow Karla that was awesome!!! If u don't win you'll at least get 2nd!!!
    18/06/2014 10:59:05 AM

  • John McIntyre

    Very well done and informative! Loved the costume changes.
    18/06/2014 10:26:32 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.