Heritage Fair


Join us for the 2018 Delta/Surrey Heritage Fair!

IMG_0054The Delta/Surrey Regional Heritage Fair is an exciting event where students research and present history project displays and learn about Canadian history through interactive workshops and field trips. The fourth Regional Heritage Fair will be held April 27th & 28th, 2018 at the Harris Barn in Ladner.

What is Heritage Fair?
A heritage fair is a bilingual showcase of history projects created by elementary and secondary students. Students create their projects on some aspect of Canadian history and present their projects to other students, adults and the general public.

The student chooses and researches a topic of interest to him/her. This can be a local historical figure, an event of national significance, or anything in between. The student then presents what s/he has learned in a creative and unique project display.

A heritage fair is designed to bring students, schools, and community members together in a celebration of Canada’s unique culture and heritage. It operates on three different levels:

1. School Heritage Fair
In early spring, students showcase their project displays in the School Heritage Fair. Other classes, parents and administrators are invited to visit and interview students about their research.

At the end of the Fair, the teacher short-lists projects for the Regional Heritage Fair.

2. Regional Heritage Fair
In April, outstanding projects from across Delta and Surrey are showcased at the Delta/Surrey Regional Heritage Fair. Students who created these projects are invited to participate in a two-day program of heritage activities. They will also be interviewed about their research by a panel of judges.

At the end of the Fair, the judges and Fair coordinators short-list projects for the Provincial Heritage Fair and Young Citizens programs.

3. Provincial Heritage Fair
In July, outstanding projects from across BC are showcased at the Provincial Heritage Fair, which takes place in a different city in BC each year. Those students who created these projects are invited to participate in a week-long “heritage camp”.

More information about the Provincial Fair: http://www.bcheritagefairs.ca/

4. Young Citizens

Young Citizens is a program where Heritage Fair students across Canada create short videos about their projects, which are featured on the Young Citizens website.  The winners receive a trip to Ottawa to screen their films at the Canada’s History Forum.

Young Citizens students, who are selected from the Delta/Surrey Regional Fair, are invited to attend a series of workshops led by a professional filmmaker to help create their video project.

More information about Young Citizens: http://www.canadashistory.ca/Kids/YoungCitizens

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