Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Special Award Recipients 2019

1. United Empire Loyalists Award 
Recipients receive a certificate and a special pin from United Empire Loyalists.

Project #16 - The Man Who Ate His Boots - Sir John Franklin 
By: Alivia and Valerie, Cornerstone Academy 

2. BC Hydro Power Pioneer Award 
Recipient receives a certificate and a book.

Project #029 - David Suzuki
By: Trevor, Cornerstone Academy


3. Lieutenant-Governor's Historical Literacy Award 
Recipients receive a certificate and personal letter written by the Lieutenant-Governor.

Project #67 - Interviews with L.M. Montgomery
By: Chloe, Gilmore Elementary

4. BCHFS Stellar Achievement Award
Recipients each receive a certificate.

Project #65 - Early Sikh Settlement
By: Jayden, Gilmore Elementary

Project #6 - Bird Watching in BC
By: Raymond, General Currie Elementary

Project #42 - Sikh Canadians
By: Amrit, Cambie Secondary


5. CCHSBC History Award
Recipient receives a certificate, medal, one-year membership to the CCHSBC and an invitation to present their project at the annual CCHS AGM dinner. A book will also be donated to their school library.

Project #38 - Discrimination Against the Chinese
By: Michelle, Jessie Wowk Elementary


6. Historic Places Award
Recipient receives a certificate and a letter from the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development.


Project #15 - Fort Victoria
by: Ian and Marcus, Cornerstone Academy


7. Rich Culture / Other Voices Award
Recipient receives a certificate and a book.


Project #30 - Japanese Canadian Internment
By: Preet, Cornerstone Academy


8. Parks Canada National History Award
Recipient receives a certificate and one-year National Discovery Family pass.


Project #47 - Steveston's Legacy
By: Libby, McMath Secondary


9. Indigenous Peoples Award Award
Recipient receives a one-year family membership to the Museum of Anthropology.

Project #14 - Potlatch Thievery
By: Ryan, Cornerstone Academy

10. Significant Canadian Award 
Recipient receives two coupons for White Spot.


Project #19 - Louis St. Laurent
By: Jacqueline and Dhaanya, Cornerstone Academy


11. National Significance Award 
Each recipient receives two tickets to visit the H.R. MacMilllan Space Centre.

Project #72 - The Loonie "Worth More Than a Dollar"
By: Audrey, Hamilton Elementary

Project #78 - Calgary Stampede
By: Joevin, Hamilton Elementary

12. Industry Award
Recipient receives a one-year family membership to the Britannia Mine Museum.

Project #41 - Learn More About Canada: Fashion Making Statements
By: Soffia, Jessie Wowk Elementary


13. Sport Award
Recipient receives four tickets to a Vancouver Canadians Baseball game.

Project #99 - James Naismith
By: Asher, Whiteside Elementary


14. Canada and the World Award
Recipient receives a book, calendar and four tickets to visit the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

Project #68 - Canada's Monarchy
By: Kaylie, Gilmore Elementary


15. Artistic Merit Award 
Recipient receives four tickets to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Project #82 - A Unique Bog
By: Cadence, Hamilton Elementary


16. Local Historian for Richmond Award
Recipient receives a board game.

Project #8 - General Currie ELementary
By: Dana and Lia, General Currie Elementary


17. Honourable Mentions 
Each recipient receives a family pass to the Vancouver Police Museum.


Project #10 - LGBTQ History in Canada
By: Kyan, Pacific Rim Montessori

Project #32 - La bataille de la Crete de Vimy
By: Didier and Nate, L'ecole des Navigateurs


18. Student Choice Award
Recipient receives four tickets to visit Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.

Project #71 - Canadian Volleyball Player Emily Maglio
By: Tiana, Hamilton Elementary


19. Lower Intermediate Award
Recipient receive two White Spot Coupon for a free Burger Platter.


Project #79 - The Lgend Behind the Mask
By: Dylan, Hamilton Elementary


20. Upper Intermediate Award
Recipient receives two White Spot Coupon for a free Burger Platter.

Project #64 - Displaced
By: Daymon, Westwind Elementary


21. Secondary Award
Recipient receives two White Spot Coupon for a free Burger Platter.

Project #3 - L'incendie de Montreal 1734
By: Annie, McRoberts Secondary

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Friday, 1 March 2019

Participating Schools

Class registration for the 2019 Richmond Regional Heritage Fair is now CLOSED.

Here are the schools who have registered:
  • Cambie Secondary [Orange Group]
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy [Red Group]
  • Ecole des Navigateurs [Green Group]
  • General Currie Elementary [Green Group]
  • Gilmore Elementary [Pink Group]
  • Hamilton Elementary [Pink Group]
  • McMath Secondary [Blue Group]
  • McRoberts Secondary [Orange Group]
  • Pacific Rim Montessori [Green Group]
  • Westwind Elementary [Green Group]
  • Whiteside Elementary [Purple Group]
  • Jessie Wowk Elementary [Green Group]

We are excited to see their Heritage Fair projects!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Welcome back!

Registration is OPEN for the 17th annual Richmond Regional Heritage Fair on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Please follow this link to register.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Meet Your Provincial Fair Student - Christi



Provincial Heritage Fair Student, Christi 
Grade 7 at Cornerstone Christian Academy

Project Title
Marina Nemat: 'I live to testify.'  Truth or Lie?

Why did you choose this topic?
I chose this topic because I was inspired by Marina Nemat's bravery, strength, and courage to stand up for what she believed in and survive her torment in a country that is abusive to human rights. It seemed like very few people knew who she was, so I wanted to share her story. I also wanted to use this project to advocate for human rights as well, as it is a topic I feel very strongly about.

What part of the Provincial Fair are you most excited about?
I am most excited about the walking tour of downtown Squamish.

Favourite school subject
Social Studies

Favourite colour
Grey

Favourite kind of food
Japanese food

Place you would most like to visit
Berlin, Germany

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
If I could meet any historical figure, it would be Viola Desmond. It would be her because she is one of the first Canadians to challenge racial segregation, which is a huge milestone in our history that means something to many people. Racial discrimination is a topic that I am passionate about and it is completely relevant today. I think it would be interesting and beneficial for all people to hear what Desmond would do to challenge racial discrimination in today's society.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Meet Your Provincial Fair Student - Nicholas



Provincial Heritage Fair Student, Nicholas 
Grade 6 at Whiteside Elementary

Project Title
Une Goutte de Sang Royal

Why did you choose this topic?  
My dad discovered that we were related to 12 kings and five emperors including Charlemagne AND to Catherine de Baillon, one of the “King’s Daughters.” I was very intrigued by this and I thought it would make a cool project 

What part of the Provincial Fair are you most excited about?
Meeting new people in the dorms

Favourite school subject
History 

Favourite colour
Black

Favourite kind of food
Extra cheesy pizza

Place you would most like to visit
Bahamas

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
King Louis XIV because it would be neat to meet a King, especially during a time of the big ships that explored the seas and during the times of colonizing new lands.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Meet Your Provincial Fair Student - Shreyanshi



Provincial Heritage Fair Student, Shreyanshi 
Grade 6 at Diefenbaker Elementary

Project Title:
The Canadian Walkie-talkie

Why did you choose this topic?
I wanted to learn about something that impacts our lives currently. My family and I use walkie-talkies when we go hiking or camping. This is what sparked my curiosity! As this Canadian invention continues to have a humongous impact on our daily lives, I felt that it is important for people to know about this topic as Canadians should feel proud of this valuable invention, which has put our nation on the world stage for telecommunication.

What part of the Provincial Fair are you most excited about?
I am really excited to meet other delegates and learn about their projects, as the provincial fair will provide me with an opportunity to make new friends. Additionally, I am very eager for the pin trading activity, which will allow for exchanging of pins from all regions across the Province! Visiting all the historical sites and viewing Squamish will be the cherry on top of the already delightful cake.

Favourite school subject
My favourite subjects at school are Social studies, P.E., Science, French, and Math.

Favourite colour
Green, purple, and turquoise are my favorite colours.

Favourite kind of food
Just to name one dish is difficult, and as a vegetarian, a few cuisines that I like include Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and Mediterranean.

Place you would most like to visit
Some places I would love to visit are the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India. Moreover, I would love to visit Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal in the near future!

If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why?
Queen Elizabeth I, as she introduced a new era of women empowerment. This wise monarch’s influential decisions and international mindset maintain her as a respected figure in history.