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 […]
B.C. STUDENTS MAKE CANADIAN HISTORY ONLINE Students, educators and history enthusiasts to meet virtually and share stories of Canada’s past in first-ever Virtual Provincial Heritage Fair [June 21, 2020] This year, more than 50 students from across B.C. were to gather in Kelowna for the Provincial Heritage Fair. Now, due to Covid-19, the Fair has […]
It is with regret that the BCHFS Board of Directors announces the postponing of our 2020 Provincial Fair until summer 2021.
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 […]
Cynthia Wallace, the Provincial Heritage Fairs coordinator for New Brunswick, has written the following cheeky, thoughtful post. As she says, “In honour of project-based learning and disciplinary inquiry, I am taking on my motherly persona today to dish out some words of advice as to why Heritage Fairs are good for you.” You do not have […]
As the wood fire filled Wawadiťła (Mungo Martin House) with smoke, students in their yellow t-shirts, guests and dignitaries sang Oh Canada. As it has been at every Provincial Heritage Fair, this day was the highlight of the 2017 Provincial: the showcase of student projects. Our featured photo shows the opening ceremony for the showcase […]
Students will arrive in Victoria July 5 to enjoy an exciting Provincial Fair. Thanks to organizers Mary Campone and Kevin McKeown students will experience some of Victoria’s most important and engaging historic sites.
“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.”