In addition to participating in this year's Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair, students had the opportunity to take part in the Young Citizens program. This Canada-wide program encourages students to create a short (3-4 minutes) video about their Heritage Fair project topic. These videos are posted online for the public to vote on and the top 30 video are then reviewed by a panel of judges. The top six students selected by the judges are given the opportunity to travel to Ottawa to attend the Governor's General's History Awards and have their films shown at the Canada's National History Forum in November.
Four students from the Richmond and Delta school districts are participating in the 2014 Young Citizens program. Each day this week, we will be featuring a blog post on one of our four Young Citizens video participants so make sure to check in every day to learn more about each of the student's projects and follow the link to view their videos!
As there are over 140 participants in the Young Citizens program this year, support our Richmond-Delta Heritage Fair participants by voting for your favourite videos. Voting begins today (June 17) and continues until July 11, 2014!