Heritage Fair

Join us for the 2019 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 fifth Regional Heritage Fair will be held May 10 & 11, 2019 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
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 5-day “heritage camp”.

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