Join us for the 2017 Delta/Surrey Heritage Fair!
The 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 third Regional Heritage Fair will be held April 28th & 29th, 2017 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.
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”.
At the end of the Fair, students are invited to join the BC Heritage Fairs Alumni team and help spread the Heritage Fair spirit.
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 will receive a trip to Ottawa to screen their films at the Canada’s History Forum. Young Citizens students are selected from the Regional Fair participants and work with the Heritage Fair office to create their video project.
More information about Young Citizens: http://www.canadashistory.ca/Kids/YoungCitizens