TheIndependent.ca is aiming to produce a definitive list of The 50 Most Influential Newfoundlanders of All Time – and we need your help to do it.

Over the next few weeks, our editorial team is going to reach out to historians, innovators, politicians, business owners, fishermen, writers, readers, sports fans, non-sports fans, students, construction workers, demolition workers, etc. and put together a selections committee to rummage through all of the suggestions and recommendations for our list. Once a week over the next year, we will publish a biography of one of the chosen few and explain why our committee thought them worthy of their place on the list.

The suggestions part is where you come in. Who do you think has made a major historical impact on Newfoundland and Labrador? Who has done something that you believe has changed our daily lives? Who entertains us? Who infuriates us? Who has achieved international status like no other?

We want your ideas. Use the message boards below to make your recommendation. Feel free to submit a full list of 50 individuals! Who do YOU think are The 50 Most Influential Newfoundlanders of All Time?