FAQs

When is Heritage Fair?
What do Parents do?
What does my child need to bring to the Regional Fair?
How will my child get to the Regional Fair?
What is the Provincial Fair?
What is the Young Citizens program?
Where can I purchase a project board?
My child is home-schooled, can he/she participate in Heritage Fair?
I have a question about my child’s school or class Heritage Fair
Contact Information

When is Heritage Fair?
The Delta/Surrey Regional Heritage Fair takes place on April 28-29,2017 at the Harris Barn in Ladner. Students will need to be available at the following times:

 

Thursday, April 26 – 3-5pm (drop-in) – Project Set-up
Please bring all components of your child’s project, along with their Project Summary form. If your child is unable to attend, please arrange to have another participating student set up your child’s project.

Friday, April 28 – 8:30am-3:00pm – Student Fair Day
Students will participate in a full day of field trips, workshops, and interviews with our adjudicators. Students will be accompanied by a chaperone from their school. A bag lunch is provided. Please pack a snack and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as some of the activities will be outside. Travel to/from the fair will be coordinated by the school. Please check with your child’s teacher for more information.

Saturday, April 29 – 11am-2pm – Public Fair Day
Students are expected to be present for the entire event, to showcase their projects to members of the public. There will be games and activities for students and their families. Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend or please arrange for another family to supervise your child. Lunch is not provided but food will be available for purchase. The Awards Ceremony will take place from 1-2pm on Saturday, April 28. Please ensure your child is present to accept any awards or arrange for someone to accept awards on his/her behalf. Students who are not present for the awards ceremony cannot be considered for the Provincial Fair or Young Citizens programs.

What do Parents Do?
Parents are encouraged to assist their children with their projects. See the Students page for more information. Please keep in mind that, while parent assistance is encouraged, the Heritage Fair project should be your child’s own work.

Parents are responsible for providing supervision for their children during the Public Fair Day on Saturday. If you are unable to attend with your child, please arrange for another family to supervise. Your child’s teacher may not attend on Saturday.

Parents may also be responsible to driving their children to Heritage Fair and picking them up and taking their child to set up their project on  Thursday evening. Talk to your child’s teacher to see if the school has arranged to travel together or separately to Heritage Fair and who will be responsible for project set-up.

What does my child need to bring to the Regional Fair?
On Friday, a bag lunch is provided. Please pack a snack and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing as some of the activities will be outside.

On  Saturday, lunch is not provided but food will be available for purchase.

How will my child get to the Regional Fair?
Transportation to and from the Harris Barn is organized by the school. Some schools choose to travel together to the Fair, either on a bus or with parent drivers, and other schools choose to have parents drop their children off at the Fair. Please check with your child’s teacher for more information.

Travel to and from field trips at the Fair is by bus and organized by the Fair Coordinators.

What is the Provincial Fair?
The BC Provincial Heritage Fair is a yearly event, hosted by the BC Heritage Fairs Society. The fair is a week-long camp hosted each July in a different BC city. Students will travel to the Provincial Fair together and are monitored by adult chaperones while they are at the Provincial Fair. Parents may visit the one day Project Exhibition but are not permitted at other events.

If your child is shortlisted for the Provincial Fair, your Regional Fair Coordinator will contact you to discuss the decision. It is up to you to decide if your child will participate. Provincial Fair candidates are normally contacted in the week immediately following the Regional Fair.

What is the Young Citizens program?
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.

Where can I purchase a project board?
Project boards are available at Staples (Click Here for Link), and can often be found at dollar stores. Check with your child’s teacher as well since some teachers keep project boards from previous years to re-use.

My child is home-schooled, can he/she participate in Heritage Fair?
Yes! Home-schooled students from Delta and Surrey are encouraged to participate in Heritage Fair. Please contact your local Fair Coordinator for more information.

I have a question about my child’s school or class Heritage Fair
Please contact your child’s teacher directly. Class fairs are organized at the school level. Teachers are also responsible for selecting their class delegates for the Regional Fair.

If you have additional questions, please contact us!

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