Heritage Saskatchewan would like to thank everybody involved for making the 2018 Heritage Fairs season such a great success!
View the photos from the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair!
Heritage Saskatchewan is delighted to announce that Nicor Group was a sponsor of the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair - thanks to Nicor for its support of this important event!
The 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair took place on Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday May 24th, at Government House, Regina. Congratulations to all who took part!
The event featured 59 students from across the province and their projects on diverse heritage topics of local, provincial, and national significance. Some of the topics featured this year: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the Dieppe Raid, the national anthem, residential schools, and the Canadarms, to name only a few!
The 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair took place at Government House in Regina on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Students arrived for activities on Wednesday, May 23. Public viewing was from 2:30 to 3:30pm on Thursday, May 24, followed by the Awards Ceremony. This year, His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan, the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, attended the Award Ceremony and presented the awards.
Once again, the Provincial Heritage Fair included visits to the Saskatchewan Science Centre, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, and Government House. Thank you again for all of your support and for welcoming us!
A special congratulations to the award winners! His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan, the Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, presented the awards.
Archives Award: Mya Leibel (Grade 6, Swift Current), for her project The Dieppe Raid
Digital Award: Hunter Nichols (Grade 5, Moose Jaw), for his project The Enemy That Never Was
Innovation Award: Allister Merrifield (Grade 7, Rosetown), for her project Fur Trapping in Canada
Historical Thinking Award: Émil Ouellet (Grade 8, Regina), for his project Le Canada en Afghanistan
Saskatchewan Archaeological Society Award: Savannah Petersen (Grade 7, Glentworth), for her project The Great Wall of Saskatchewan
2018 Heritage Fairs Anniversary Award: Austin Arcand & Sierra Lafond (Grade 4, Muskeg Lake), for their project The Heartbeat of Mother Earth
Top Ten Projects by Judges' Scores:
- Canada's Dead Sea (Anya Shyian, Grade 8, White City)
- Canada's Dextrous Canadarms (Sean Carlson, Grade 8, Moose Jaw)
- Anti-Islamophobia (Navera Siddiqui, Grade 8, Regina)
- Canadarms (George Wang, Grade 7, Saskatoon)
- Fur Trapping in Canada (Allister Merrifield, Grade 7, Rosetown)
- Dr. Verna St. Denis (Prarthona Datta, Grade 5, Saskatoon)
- The Lakota Way (Mary-Jane Doherty, Grade 7, Glentworth)
- Black Canadian Heroes (Daniel Mulolani, Grade 6, Moose Jaw)
- John Diefenbaker (Abhinav Menon, Grade 5, Saskatoon)
- Wilder Penfield: "I Smell Burnt Toast" (Saren Petrychyn, Grade 6, Neudorf) & Le création de l'Ô Canada (Jeanne Wruck, Grade 8, Vonda) [tie for 10th]
Photos from the 2018 Provincial Heritage Fair are available at this link.
We also invite you to check out the photos from the Provincial Heritage Fairs in 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014. See for yourself how exciting this opportunity is for students! (Or just check out the wonderful projects...)
For details on the Provincial and Regional Heritage Fairs, contact Katherine Gilks. Also, see our video from the 2014 Regina Regional Heritage Fair for more information as well as to see more exciting Heritage Fair projects!
Check out the podcast we made in 2016 here!
Students featured include Nada Emara, Mustafa Emara, Ally McBurney, Brooke Wingert, Isaiah MacDonald, Nabeera Siddiqi, Sage Amell, Avery Ebenal, Lynnisa Pasap, Kent Shumlich, Brynn Cullen, Mya Grabarczyk, and Emil Ouellet. (Listen and let me know if I missed anyone!) Also included are interviews with Katherine Gilks, Ingrid Cazakoff, and Heidi Keyzer (mother of Sage Amell).