Allison O.

Riverview, New Brunswick

Anglophone East Regional Heritage Fair (Hopewell Cape)

New Brunswick Provincial Symbols And Their Meanings

My project is about the New Brunswick provincial symbols and how they came to be. It shows what they symbolize and why they are an important part of our heritage.




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

I found the salmon fly very interesting because every different piece symbolizes something precious here in New Brunswick. I also learned that the New Brunswick symbols are very important to our heritage even though they are often overlooked. Did you know, it took 116 years to create the Coat of Arms we have today?

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

The most important lesson that I've learned that I would like to share with other Canadians is not to overlook the symbols. When I started this project I thought that they would be simple and I would finish in no time. Then I began to search up information and realized that there was an amazing story of how they each came to be.

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

The New Brunswick symbols haven't changed much but new ones are added periodically, the most recent one being the Holmesville soil Series added in 1997.