Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair

The 2018 Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair will take place on Thursday, April 19, at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum.

2018 Deadlines for Heritage Fairs in Moose Jaw region:

Mon. Feb. 5 - deadline for teachers to register their classrooms/schools/Heritage Fair Clubs
Thurs. Mar. 29 - last day to host a local school fair unless it is to be held during Easter break
Mon. Apr. 9 - registration deadline for the Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair
Thurs. Apr. 19 - Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair
Fri. May 11 - registration deadline for the Provincial Heritage Fair
Wed./Thurs. May 23-24 - Provincial Heritage Fair

The 2017 Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair took place on Thursday, April 27th, at the Moose Jaw Western Development Museum.  The Fair included exciting, interactive activities for students hosted by the Museums Association of Saskatchewan, Heritage Saskatchewan, and the Western Development Museum - along with a visit to 15 Wing Moose Jaw! – as well as numerous awards.

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2017 Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair!

A special congratulations to the following award winners:

  • Arts, Sports & Leisure Award: Curtis Smith (Gr. 6), Ryan Smyth
  • Citizenship & Governance Award: Abigail Passmore (Gr. 7), Edith Archibald
  • First Nations & Métis Heritage Award: Zoe Broomfield (Gr. 7), Labrador
  • Genealogical Heritage Award: Samantha Barry (Gr. 5), Chinese Immigration
  • Military Heritage Award: Paige Carline (Gr. 7), Vimy Ridge
  • Multicultural Heritage Award:  Norish Shakirullah (Gr. 7), Pakistan & Canada
  • Natural Heritage Award:  Shaine Closs (Gr. 6), Lake Louise
  • Science & Technology Award:  Atticus Hyatt (Gr. 5), History of Nuclear Power Plants in Canada
  • Archives Award:  Megan Tschetter (Gr. 5), Hutterite Women
  • Digital Award: Connor Yeroschak (Gr. 5), The Frank Slide - The Mountain That Moved
  • Innovation Award: Stella Smyslo (Gr. 7), The Light Bulb - A Bright Idea!
  • Historical Thinking Award:  Daniel Mulolani (Gr. 5), Daniel G. Hill III

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation Award: Jasmine Williams (Gr. 7), Sandra Schmirler

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Sport Heritage Award: Mason Muchowski (Gr. 5), Steve Nash

150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Award: Tooba Sheikh (Gr. 7), Immigration to Canada

Selected for Provincial Fair:

  • Tyler Allen (Gr. 6), Maple Syrup
  • Shaine Closs (Gr. 6), Lake Louise
  • Hunter Nichols (Gr. 4), Residential Schools
  • Kelsey Riecken (Gr. 8), WWII - Becoming a Canadian Soldier
  • Serena Wells (Gr. 6), Gay Rights History in Canada
  • Baylie White (Gr. 8), Medicare
  • Connor Yeroschak (Gr. 5), The Frank Slide - The Mountain That Moved

Selected for Canada's History Society's Young Citizens Program:

  • Alaina Bollinger (Gr. 7), Canadian Confederation
  • Paige Carline (Gr. 7), Vimy Ridge
  • Atticus Hyatt (Gr. 5), History of Nuclear Power Plants in Canada
  • Stella Smyslo (Gr. 7), The Light Bulb - A Bright Idea!

Local Award Winners (sponsored by Moose Jaw-area organizations & businesses):

  • Tyler Allen (Gr. 6), Maple Syrup
  • Kaily Bakken (Gr. 4), First Nations Hunting
  • Alaina Bollinger (Gr. 7), Canadian Confederation
  • Camryn Ferguson (Gr. 5), Viola Desmond
  • Sienna Funk (Gr. 4), Canadian Pioneers
  • Adriana Griffin & Katerina Walker (Grs. 4&5), The Titanic - The Canadian Connection
  • Logan Hawley (Gr. 5), The Halifax Explosion
  • Kylee Michaluk (Gr. 4), The Regina Cyclone
  • Hunter Nichols (Gr. 4), Residential Schools
  • Kelsey Riecken (Gr. 8), WWII - Becoming a Canadian Soldier
  • Ethan Villamor (Gr. 5), Halifax Explosion
  • Serena Wells (Gr. 6), Gay Rights History in Canada
  • Baylie White (Gr. 8), Medicare
  • Haneefah Yusuf (Gr. 4), Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Teachers must register (through the Heritage Saskatchewan website) to participate in the Heritage Fair program by the first Monday in February of each year. In 2018, that deadline will be Monday, February 5.  Approximately one month after teachers have registered, the Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair Committee will let registered teachers know how many students can represent their schools at the Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair.

Once teachers have completed their Classroom and/or School Heritage Fair, teachers register their students selected to represent their school at the Regional Fair by April 9, 2018, on the online registration system (through the Heritage Saskatchewan website).

Please contact Katherine Gilks at kgilks@heritagesask.ca for more information about the Heritage Fairs program in general, or for questions regarding registration.

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