Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Shana Whiteway, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fair address: Avalon Regional Fair

Project: What stories these objects could tell

Talking about the old objects and what they were used for. Collections and toys from when my parents and grandparents were my age. It's for people to walk by and say, "oh, I haven't seen one of those in years.

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

I found the items interesting along with the stories that they all brought along. How things had a multi purpose and they were made for 2 reasons. Also how and when they were used by my family and friends.

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

I want other people to learn about the history, about the things my parents and grandparents used when they were small, that they may still use now. If my relatives didn't tell me about these things, I would not have known. We must keep telling others about them too.

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

Most of the items we have now, we plug into an outlet. And most of the things that my parents, and my grandparents used to use, they would use their muscles more than we do now. i think it is important to keep the stories alive.

  • Benjamin Taylor(young citizen)

    The old general stores are disappearing,glad to hear your story of them.Crams is just out the road from my house,we really miss it!Great job!
    03/07/2017 6:35:17 PM

  • Brooklyn Bixby

    You did an amazing job!
    21/06/2017 1:52:36 PM

  • Irene Thistle

    Wonderful! Yes it's great that you want to keep our history alive , so we can appreciate what we have today and know where we come! Good job!
    19/06/2017 7:25:17 AM

  • Gerald McCarthy

    Great Job Shana.
    13/06/2017 3:49:19 PM

  • Linda

    You are amazing! May you always have the desire to keep the memories of days gone by alive!
    13/06/2017 6:41:35 AM

  • Gabriel Ryan

    Nicely done, Shana. Love that you celebrate locally-owned businesses that were the back bone of so many rural communities.
    12/06/2017 9:30:06 PM

  • Gabriel Ryan

    Nicely done, Shana. Love that you celebrate locally-owned businesses that were the back bone of so many rural communities.
    12/06/2017 9:26:56 PM

  • Gabriel Ryan

    Nicely done, Shana. Love that you celebrate locally-owned businesses that were the back bone of so many rural communities.
    12/06/2017 9:21:25 PM

  • Lori Fost

    Great job Miss Shana!
    12/06/2017 8:11:40 PM

  • Pauline

    Great job Shana!
    12/06/2017 6:14:02 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.