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Students research and present history projects and learn about Canadian history through interactive workshops and field trips - all virtually!

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Add to Calendar 20210514 090000 20210514 150000 America/Vancouver 2021 Virtual Surrey Regional Heritage Fair Students research and present history projects and learn about Canadian history through interactive workshops and field trips - all virtually! Virtually



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How to Get Your Class or School Involved

Everything you need to know can be found in the Regional Heritage Fair Teachers’ Manual. The manual includes printable resources, such as:

  • Classroom Resources, including lesson plans
  • A Heritage Fair Timeline to use in your class
  • Projects requirements and considerations
  • Project topic ideas
  • Information about project assessments
  • Heritage fair tips from teachers
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Downloadable Forms

Print the Class Registration Form or the Heritage Fair Project Topic List.

Who Can Participate? 

We accept students in all grades but only students in grades 4-10 are eligible for the Provincial Fair. Home-schoolers welcome. 

Heritage Fair Timeline 

  • February 12, 2021 - Register your school or class. 
  • April 2, 2021 -  Select projects and submit the project registration form. Send consent forms home with students.  
  • April 16, 2020 – Submit the Student Registration Form and Parental Consent Form to the Fair Coordinator.  
  • May 3, 2021 – Project Upload Day: Deadline to have the project videos sent to the Regional Fair Coordinator. Remember to send in a copy of the Project Summary Form for the adjudicators to read during preliminary judging. A French Project Summary Form is available here.
  • May 14, 2021 – Virtual Student Fair Day: students are interviewed about their research and take part in two workshops. The day ends with a Closing Ceremony and special awards are presented. Provincial Fair delegates are announced after the fair. 

The Heritage Fair Process

This regional fair is actually step two! First, classes or schools need to host their own smaller scale fairs and select students to submit their projects to the museum. Finally, select students will be invited to the Provincial Heritage Fair in July 2021. Learn more about the heritage fair program.

Information for Students

Given the 2021 fair is going virtual for the first time, students will be required to send in a video of their PowerPoint, or a video of them presenting their display board project, that we will upload and share. Students must:

  • Choose a Canadian theme
  • Create a digital project display 
  • Include original written content
  • Prepare an oral presentation 
  • Include primary source evidence
  • Complete the Project Summary 

Additional Considerations

Please consider the following when planning and creating these projects: 

  • Organization - Include a clear introduction and conclusion outlining the main themes.
  • Individual Versus Group Projects - Both are welcome at the Regional Fair, however, only individual projects are eligible for the Provincial Fair. 
  • Creative Component - Make your project come alive with drawings, models, dioramas, written stories, skits, objects and videos.
  • Technology - Students are encouraged to incorporate technological elements in their project displays. 


At the Heritage Fair, a panel of judges are assembled from the community, which may include museum curators, retired teachers and other history enthusiasts. In pairs, they evaluate project displays, interview students about their research and nominate students for special awards. They will assess based on historical significance, evidence included,  presentation and the interview.

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