Heritage Fair

Prince George Regional Heritage Fair - CANCELLED FOR 2020 BUT KEEP READING BELOW!

The 2020 Heritage Fair has been cancelled due to Covid-19 and we look forward to 2021!

If you started your 2020 Heritage Fair project you can still show it off online!  From April 15-May 1, 2020, Canada's History will showcase Heritage Fair projects from participating students across the country. Students will choose 3 images to represent their project and provide key points about their topic. We invite you to follow their Instagram page at @heritagefairs_fetespatrimoine to meet participants from across the country, learn about their Heritage Fair projects and comment on their amazing work. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

Thank-you to our participants, judges and volunteers!

The Prince George Regional Heritage Fair is part of a provincial program sponsored by the BC Heritage Fairs Society. The program is intended to encourage school children understand and appreciate their heritage. Students select a topic to research and complete a project on Canadian Heritage.  Heritage Fair provides students with a deeper understanding of their history, culture and identity.  The fair is a FREE event designed for students in grades 4-10.

Who can participate in Heritage Fair?

The fair is free and designed for students in grades 4 - 10.

What do Students do before the fair?

Students can get involved by completing a classroom assignment or as part of a history club. Students select and research an aspect of local, regional, provincial, or national history and then communicate their findings in a poster, panel, model, painting, etc.

How does participating in the fair meet your curriculum?

There are a variety of ways that student participation in Heritage Fair meets the curriculum of different grades.  The BC Heritage Fairs Society has compiled three document that describe how Heritage Fair meets primary, intermediate and secondary school Prescribed Learning Outcomes.  These documents can be downloaded below:

Heritage Fairs and the Primary BC Curriculum (K-3)

Heritage Fairs and the Intermediate BC Curriculum (4-7)

Heritage Fairs and the Secondary BC Curriculum (8-12)

What happens at the fair?

The fair is a celebration of Canadian Heritage! Students participate in a one-day fair featuring judging, heritage activities, and a field trip. The fair showcases outstanding projects for our community; friends and family are invited to an evening awards and recognition event.

How does Heritage Fair benefit the participant?

Heritage Fair is a great opportunity for students to practice research, writing and presentation skills.  Because of its multi-media and multi-disciplinary nature, it is a great fit for English Language Arts, French Language Arts and Social Studies.  The very nature of a heritage fair project encourages personalized learning and students get passionate about the project they choose.  There are many avenues to choosing a Heritage Fair project, including researching personal heritage -- Students get really excited about researching their family roots and presenting information about some aspect of their own family background. 

The Prince George Heritage Commission Creative Spirit Award: In recognition of student initiative in interpreting and sharing heritage concepts in fresh and exciting ways.

Sponsor: The Prince George Heritage Commission