2017 Heritage Fairs Timeline
Beginning in December 2016, teachers may register for the 2017 Heritage Fairs season on Heritage Saskatchewan's website. At this point, teachers register their classroom/school and the total number of their students creating projects. Once registration of teachers is closed in February, Regional Committees will inform teachers how many students they can send to the Regional Fair.
Begin development of Heritage Fair projects using inquiry learning and plan for 6 weeks to complete the process.
Saskatchewan students from grade 4 to 8 are eligible to participate. Students are asked to create a visual presentation (backboard, video, et cetera), written report including bibliography and be prepared to verbally present their project findings. Students in other grades can participate at the school level.
In some schools only one classroom participates while in others many classrooms participate and a school Heritage Fair is organized.
February 6 (Monday)
Deadline to register your classroom to participate in the Heritage Fair program. Please use the online registration system - http://heritagesask.ca/heritage-fairs/registration
Each teacher participating may register their classes, or one teacher at the school can register all of the classes and include the additional teachers' names at the bottom of the registration page.
Approximately two weeks after the deadline, your Regional Heritage Fair Committee will let you know how many students can represent your school at the Regional Heritage Fair.
February through beginning of April
Local Heritage Fairs at schools.
Once students are selected for the Regional Heritage Fairs, please use the online registration system - http://heritagesask.ca/heritage-fairs/registration - to register the winning students. Teachers are encouraged to register their own students who are selected to attend the Regional Fairs as soon as their school fair has been completed. The Regional Heritage Fair Committees have lots of details to finalize for the event - they need a complete list of registrants to make the event happen in a timely manner.
April 3 (Monday)
Deadline for registration of students for the Regina Regional Heritage Fair. Please use the online registration system: http://heritagesask.ca/heritage-fairs/registration
April 7 (Friday)
Deadline for registration of students for all Regional Heritage Fairs. Please use the online registration system: http://heritagesask.ca/heritage-fairs/registration
Website will close to registrations as of 11:59pm on Friday, April 7 and anyone who has made a request in advance for extension after this date must submit registrations via email.
April 27 (Thursday) – Moose Jaw Regional Heritage Fair @ Moose Jaw Western Development Museum
April 28 (Friday) – Swift Current Regional Heritage Fair @ Swift Current Museum
May 4-5 (Thurs.-Fri.) – Saskatoon Regional Heritage Fair @ Saskatoon Western Development Museum
May 5 (Friday) – Regina Regional Heritage Fair @ Campus Regina Public
May 8 (Monday) – Deadline for registration of Moose Jaw students for Provincial Heritage Fair
May 9 (Tuesday) - Deadline for registration of Swift Current students for Provincial Heritage Fair
May 15 (Monday) – Deadline for registration of Saskatoon & Regina students for Provincial Heritage Fair
May TBA - Young Citizens workshop (likely weekend of May 13-14)
May 24 & 25 (Wed.-Thurs.) – 2017 Provincial Heritage Fair @ Government House
The 2017 Provincial Heritage Fair will be held at Government House in Regina. Participating students have the opportunity to represent their school, meet other students from across the province, present their projects to the public including elected officials, heritage practitioners (archaeologist, historian, architect, community planners, et cetera) and interested individuals, participate in exciting, hands-on, interactive workshops and presentations and compete for awards. Details about accommodations, travel, workshops, judging, et cetera will be provided closer to the date.
June 5 (Monday) - Deadline for submissions of Young Citizens videos to Canada's History
June 12 - July 5 - Online voting for Young Citizens contest (Winners announced beginning of September)