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 […]
NOTICE OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 am Members, Friends, and Supporters of the BC Heritage Fairs Society … Please be advised that our 2020 Annual General Meeting will take place online (via Zoom) at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 24. Memberships ($15 for individuals / $10 for students / $35 […]
In July 2019, three student volunteers with the BC Heritage Fairs Society interviewed four members of the W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation on Vancouver Island: an Elder, two artists and a language revitalization teacher. The result of their visit is Taking Reconcili-Action, a website full of content that addresses specific topics related to the Truth and Reconciliation […]
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.
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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 […]
Please join us!September 12, 2019 Tickets:www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-night-at-the-museum-with-heritage-fairs-tickets-61281111454?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
The BC Heritage Fairs Society is very happy to announce that Kevin Dale McKeown will be the new provincial coordinator.
Two more accounts on the topic of Vimy: the first is from Heritage Fairs Alumnus Julie who describes her visit to the battle site and the second is an article on the new Vimy app created by students at a high school in Smith Falls, Ontario.
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.
The Heritage Fairs program will play an important part in Heritage BC’s annual conference in Victoria, May 4-6. The conference title asks participants to imagine futures. So it is fitting that it should feature the BCHFS that has amongst its core principles encouraging “young people to see history around them” and “forging connections between youth […]
The BCHFS is seeking a Provincial Coordinator who will be an inspiring leader, an effective administrator, and a proponent of the leadership potential in young people. This contract position will commence as soon as possible and no later than April 30, 2017.
Britney Quail, the new president of the BC Heritage Fairs Society, talks about the importance of the Fairs and her vision of the future.
ELL students find value in Heritage Fair projects.
“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.”