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 […]
It is with regret that the BCHFS Board of Directors announces the postponing of our 2020 Provincial Fair until summer 2021.
By Abigail Uher This past fall was an active period of fundraising for BC Heritage Fairs, as we were able to hold fundraisers in two different cities in southwestern B.C. In September, we held our second annual fundraiser at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, A Night at the Museum with Heritage Fairs. It was wonderful to […]
Active History is a rich source to learn about the work of historians and connections between the past and current events.
For March the history blog of the month is The Otter – La Loutre. Any website that mixes articles on the history of the guinea pig with one on pipeline history is hard not to like. The Otter fills a real gap for social studies teachers. There is so little readily available that gives nature […]
The roots of Black history in Canada are deep. It was in the early 17th century that Mathieu da Costa, the first person of African descent to reach Canada, worked as an interpreter for Samuel de Champlain and other French and Dutch explorers. Canada Post is recognizing da Costa in its new stamp for Black […]
“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.”
Looking for ideas on how to lead an inquiry project? Wondering how to start a Heritage Fair? The BCHFS is always working to improve its resources and the latest is called Inquiry in Action: A Heritage Fair Guide.
After 5 years as President of the BC Heritage Fairs Society, Michael Gurney has stepped down to become Past President. In recognition of his many contributions the Society has established a scholarship fund in his name.
New Directions, New Directors at the BCHFS Annual General Meeting On a rare rainless Saturday in Vancouver, the BC Heritage Fairs Society held its annual general meeting, kindly hosted by the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Regional Fair Coordinators and members shared ideas, learned about the Society’s many initiatives and planned how best to work together to […]