Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Maggie Sydney, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair

Project: Justine Blainey

Describes how Justine Blainey,a 13 year old girl, fought for the right to play hockey in a Toronto hockey league in the 1970s, leading to improved opportunities for females in sport.

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

How difficult it was for Justine to play the sport she loved and how easy it is for me.

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

How one person's fighting for what is right can make a big difference for many people in the future.

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

I am able to play hockey with boys or girls and it is accepted as a normal thing. Justine had to go to the Supreme court of Canada for these rights.

  • Linda McNeil

    Great job Maggie! You make Cape Breton proud!! Wish I could understand French. You looked very confident and full of life in the video! Great job!!
    14/06/2018 10:16:26 PM

  • Henry Pursey

    Great video, good luck
    14/06/2018 8:36:35 PM

  • Julie Fortin

    Well done Maggie! You did an amazing job sharing the story of an amazing role model for Canadian girls. Thanks!!! We are all very proud of you.
    14/06/2018 5:55:11 PM

  • Irene Sharkey

    Bravo Maggie! Je suis très fière de toi
    14/06/2018 8:44:51 AM

  • joe shahla roya potter

    13/06/2018 1:26:51 PM

  • Grandpa & Grandma Campbell

    Excellent Maggie..Very well done and you are so sincere
    12/06/2018 8:08:47 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.