“We learned how to play Fan Tan. The history of Chinatown fascinated me.”
“It was interesting how much history can be in a cemetery.”
“The next place we visited was Government House where the left-handed governor lives.”
“Although it was tough to get over the nasty smell of rotting seaweed, the Fisgard lighthouse was awesome.”
In 2017 Provincial Heritage Fair students travel again to the capital city to deepen their understanding of our history and enjoy the stinky seaweed, fan tan, the house of the Left-Handed Governor and new delights. The excerpts above are from the student journals at a previous Fair in Victoria. BCHFS Vice-President Evan Fryer is organizing a great five day history camp from July 5 to 9 with visits to Chinatown, the Ross Bay Cemetery, Government House, Fort Rodd and more.
The University of Victoria will host the students during the Provincial. The highlight of the their time will be the showcase of their projects at the Royal BC Museum planned for July 8. The featured photo shows the opening ceremony at Wawadiťła, the Mungo Martin House next to the Museum. We hope to see you there.