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to make Canadian history come alive

DISCOVER BC HERITAGE FAIRS

What is a Heritage Fair?

A Heritage Fair is a nation-wide, educational initiative that encourages the exploration of Canadian heritage in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Fairs bring together schools, communities and more than 200,000 students, gr. 4-10, across Canada each year.

How do they work?

From music to cutting-edge media, Canadian youth use the medium of their choice to tell stories about Canadian heroes, contributions, sacrifices and tragedies. Stories are then presented at public exhibitions in more than 80 communities across the country.

Heritage Fairs in British Columbia

Heritage Fairs have been held in our province for over 20 years, and today 14 communities proudly host over 4,000 participating students and 700 volunteers each spring! Some of these students are then selected to attend the annual Provincial Heritage Fair, a five-day long history camp hosted in different parts of the province in July each year.

SCHOOL FAIRS

Classroom and School Fairs are exciting and open to all grades and education levels in Canada.

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REGIONAL FAIRS

These one or two day showcase events bring together students in approx. 14 communities across BC.

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Provincial Fair

Each summer, this exciting history summer camp celebrates the stories of selected students and alumni.

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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Are you excited to start your Heritage Fair Project, but not sure exactly where to start, or even what the creation of a Fair project involves? Student resources provides a step-by-step guideline to help you plan your project, as well as some useful tips, advice and access to invaluable resources to assist your Heritage Fair Project.

Student Resources

RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

Participation in a Heritage Fair can help teachers meet their teaching goals, satisfy BC’s curriculum requirements, and give youth the confidence to become active citizens who shape the future of our country. Find resources to assist with the preparation of Heritage Fair projects, and great tips and links to help students learn more about Canada’s rich history.

TEACHERS RESOURCES

RESOURCES For Coordinators

The current contact list of Regional Fair Coordinators and important coordinator resources can be found in Coordinator Resources.

COORDINATOR RESOURCES

GUIDELINES

A good overview of Heritage Fair Project guidelines, requirements, creative components and some excellent tips and reminders to assist with the creation of a project.

GUIDELINES

KEEP CANADIAN HISTORY ALIVE. SUPPORT BC HERITAGE FAIRS.

All BC Heritage Fairs Society programs are made possible through the generosity and commitment of people like you through membership, donations, and coporate sponsorship.

 

MEMBERSHIP

Open to individuals and institutions. All members shall receive a newsletter four times a year and other benefits.

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CONTRIBUTIONS

Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the BC Heritage Fairs Society using a major credit card or Paypal.

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SPONSORSHIP

Please contact us to inquire about corporate donations and the sponsorship opportunities available.

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