Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Mallory Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Fair address: South Shore Regional School Board

Project: “Ox”power before horsepower an “ox”ploration of life before machines

I tell you about ox pulling in Nova Scotia and how it is so important it Canadian history.

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

My great grandmother was the first female ox teamster in Nova Scotia.

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

We wouldn’t be were we are today if it wasn’t for the large amount of strength of an ox.

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

It was definitely a lot harder not having tractors or machines. They worked a lot harder using the oxen as there machines.

  • Tina Ryder

    That was awesome Mallory. I learned so much, what an awesome presentation. What a great tribute to your grandmother, love the story and the connnection.
    26/06/2019 6:40:41 AM

  • Lorraine Richardson

    Fantastic presentation Mallory !
    14/06/2019 6:16:16 AM

  • Krista Harding

    Great job. Particularly interesting about your grandmother.
    13/06/2019 2:38:03 PM

  • Donna Beaton

    Very well done. Informative and beautifully presented. (Mallory’s great grandmother would be proud!)
    12/06/2019 11:05:55 PM

  • Grace Speth

    A very interesting project! You obviously did a lot of research into it. Good job, Mallory.
    12/06/2019 6:01:46 PM

  • Linda power

    Excellent job Mallory, your great grandmother would be soooooo proud.
    12/06/2019 3:48:54 PM

  • Darlene Murphy-Sibley

    Well done! Lots of great information and very well presented. Love how you connected your family and the piece about "girl power" Great Job Mallory
    12/06/2019 12:27:09 PM

  • Jim Young

    The history of the ox in Nova Scotia and their contribution to our development is quickly being lost. This presentation is an excellent vehicle for our newest generation to learn about an important part of our past - well done Mallory
    12/06/2019 7:12:31 AM

  • Sarah Baker

    What a well presented project! Very informative and interesting. Love the girl power piece!
    12/06/2019 5:49:42 AM

  • Elaine Meekin

    Well done Mallory, an excellent video presentation!
    11/06/2019 7:15:34 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.