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 […]
We are very excited to announce that plans for our 2020 Virtual Fair are underway, thanks to the Alumni Councils with support from the BCHFS Board. The fair will be taking place over Zoom on June 27 and 28, with the theme of Community, and will be a mix of student presentations/panels and interactive group activities […]
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 […]
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.
We are a few days late for International Women’s Day but any day is a good one to shine a light on women’s history. The creator of the quiz What do You Know about Canada’s HERtory? is Merna Foster. She was awarded the 2016 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media (Pierre Berton Award) for her work promoting women in history. You may know her for her go-to website and books for Heritage Fairs projects on women’s history.