Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Dillon Whiteway, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fair address: Avalon Regional Fair

Project: Ma bibliothèque locale

My project is about ICH or Intangible Cultural Heritage, this is heritage you cant touch. its kinds of things like telling stories, songs and crafts like tying knots. if we don't teach the younger generations it will all be lost.

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

One of the most interesting things I learned from my topic, was that you should teach all the younger generations about everyday life and different methods of living. We should pass it on before the people who tell it to you are gone.

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

I always used to hang out with my great pop, he used to tell me all kinds of stories. I was young then and didn't realize the importance of those conversations, now he is passed on and i wish that I could've paid a bit more attention because now I cant remember anything he said.

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

These days we can just go to the dollar store and buy little crafts. Back then they didn't have any dollar stores, so they would make it themselves. Things like tying knots and knitting were a way of life, they were necessary for survival.

  • Benjamin Taylor(young citizen)

    Great job Dillon .Good Luck
    05/07/2017 3:59:56 PM

  • Melanie March

    Way to go Dillon!
    13/06/2017 4:43:50 PM

  • Sharon Whittle

    Great Job Dillon! You've certainly captured a great variety of NL culture and heritage. Keep up the great work! Awesome!
    13/06/2017 7:37:32 AM

  • Linda

    I can visualize you when you're a senior singing your songs of days gone by! The sky's the limit!
    13/06/2017 7:34:39 AM

  • Jacqueline Pinsent

    Merci Dillon! Il est fantastique de voir de tel enthousiasme pour notre patrimoine chez une personne qui est si jeune comme toi!
    13/06/2017 7:22:51 AM

  • Gabriel Ryan

    Great job, Dillon. Keep up your interest in our culture and history. As you said, it's important to us all.
    12/06/2017 8:59:47 PM

  • Pauline

    A great job Dillon!
    12/06/2017 5:56:47 PM

  • Florence Button

    Very interesting, Dillon. I'm so glad to see your interest in the history and culture that makes us uniquely who we are. Your answers are informed and this comes only from a genuine desire to understand and learn more so that you too can become a beater of information for your own generation and beyond.
    12/06/2017 5:13:18 PM

  • Lucy Whiffen

    Well done young man
    12/06/2017 4:16:05 PM

  • Angie

    Good Luck! Dillon
    12/06/2017 4:10:46 PM

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