2022 Surrey Regional Heritage Fair
Students research and present history projects and learn about Canadian history through interactive workshops and field trips.
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The 2021 Surrey Regional Heritage Fair was held virtually with involvement from 35 students, teachers and volunteers. Students presented their projects on Canadian History with six winners selected. Congratulations to all the students for their work!
- Historical Significance Award, sponsored by the Surrey Historical Society. Winner: Sahajpreet Dhaliwal for the project Jewish Refugees in Canada
- Research Award - Winners: Arhant Abhay Singh Sidhu, Brahmjot Singh Assi and Amitoj Singh Dhillon for the project Leo Major: The Canadian Pirate Sniper
- Outstanding Project with an Indigenous Theme - Winners: Simratt Purewal and Randeep Singh for the project Residential Schools
- Presentation Award - Winner: Lorena Mann for the project Sir Fredrick Banting
- Public Speaking Award - Winner: Victoria Pitsiaeli was for the project Divided and Displaced-Canadian Peacekeepers-Operation Snowgoose
- Diversity in Canada Award - Winner: Gurfiza Dhaliwal for the project Charter of Rights
There were also two Honorable Mentions that went to one group (Neelum Grewal, Sahejman Tejay, Gursirat Cheema) and one individual (Selena Gill) for their organization and confidence during their presentations.
How to Get Your Class or School Involved Next Year
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
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.
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, 2022. Learn more about the heritage fair program.
Information for Students
- Choose a Canadian theme
- Create a project display (tri-fold board or digital)
- Include original written content
- Prepare an oral presentation
- Include primary source evidence
- Complete the Project Summary
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.