BC Heritage Fairs Society invites you to help support history education across BC by attending our fundraising event on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8pm at the Museum of Surrey. Starting at 6pm, students from Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary School will welcome guests with their jazzy stylings. Led by Mr. De La Pena, this jazz band will […]
The cultural sector is one of many affected by the COVID-19 crisis, and BC Heritage Fairs along with many museums across the province showed resilience and migrated to virtual activities last year. BC Heritage Fairs and the changes it has made during the pandemic are featured in the winter issue of Roundup Magazine! The article, beginning on […]
The BC Heritage Fairs Society (BCHFS) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair will take place July 4 through 8 in Squamish, BC. Each year over 4,000 students (in grades four to ten) from regions around the province participate in School Heritage Fairs. Selected students move on from their school fair to […]
by Jolie Leung Rachel Meloche recalls being infatuated with history since she was a child. Now the coordinator of the BC Heritage Fair’s Provincial Alumni Council, she urges young people to look beyond the textbook and get involved with heritage. “If you want to know why things are the way they are in the moment, […]
by Veronica Xia First, a little bit about me. I’m Veronica, and I attended the BC Provincial Heritage Fair in Kamloops in 2014. Honestly, when I did my project that year I had no idea that it was even possible. I knew there was this mysterious thing which really good projects went to, but I […]
Story & Photos by Sarah McLeod Glenlyon Norfolk Junior School Teacher-Librarian Having participated in Heritage Inquiry projects with grade 4 and 5 students over the past three years I have found Heritage Inquiry an invaluable process that has benefited students’ learning enormously. I wanted to see more students and teachers in Victoria enjoy what has […]
This week we would like to introduce you to the Hudson’s Hope Regional Fair and its coordinator Elinor Morrissey. The first Hudson’s Hope Fair was hosted in 2008 but the regional coordinator, Elinor Morrissey, did not become involved until 2010 when she took over ad the curator of the Hudson’s Hope Museum. Her favorite thing about the […]
This week we would like to introduce you to the Prince George Regional Heritage Fair and its coordinator Emma Church. The first fair hosted in Prince George was in 1995, although Emma Church did not become personally involved with Heritage Fairs until 2000 when she participated in the Regional Fair as a French Immersion student. After […]
This week we would like to introduce you to the South Vancouver Island Regional Heritage Fair and its coordinator Helen Edwards. The first Regional Heritage Fair held in Victoria was in 1996 at the historic Craigflower Schoolhouse on Admirals Road in Saanich. By the second year, the Fair had already grown so that it moved […]
My name is Lorenda Calvert and I am the regional coordinator for the Rivers to Sea Regional Fair hosted at the Burnaby Village Museum. The Rivers to Sea Regional Fair hosts students from Burnaby, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam. This year we are hosting our 13th annual Regional Fair. My first introduction to Heritage Fairs […]
Starting Friday April 7th we will be debuting a new blog series called ‘Getting to Know Us’ where we will be introducing you to our regional fairs and their coordinators. Keep checking in every Friday to get to know our regions, fairs and coordinators better.
ELL students find value in Heritage Fair projects.