Jared Mayo, Yukon Territory
Yukon Territorial Heritage FairProject:
This Project Has 22 minutes
I chose to do my project on Rick Mercer because I think he is an important Canadian icon. My project shows that is is both very funny, and serious about our country.
What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?
I found that Rick Mercer is a part of the Canadian consciousness. There are many people who would vote for him to become the next prime minister. He makes us laugh, he makes us think about current Canadian politics, and about ourselves as Canadians.
What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?
I found out a lot more about Rick Mercer's past, his personal life and how he kicked off his career. I also found it interesting to see what other Canadians think about him.
How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?
My life is definitely not as exciting as Rick Mercer's is (yet) but I think I'll always look back and see him as an inspiration.