Tradex hosted 156 students and 143 displays as the 17th annual Fraser Valley Regional Heritage Fair took place April 9-10.
The event, sponsored by the MSA Museum Society, had students choose projects that reflect some aspect of Canadian history. The projects were then judged on their display, oral presentation and the students’ ability to share what they have learned.
The students are from schools in Hope, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, and Surrey.
Cindy Rowell, coordinator of the Fraser Valley Regional Heritage Fair, called this year’s turnout “awesome”
“We probably had about 1,500 students within the Fraser Valley compete within their school level fairs and the top students have come out to this regional event,” she said.
The Regional Heritage Fair is part of a national initiative to encourage youth to celebrate Canada’s history and heritage.
Rowell said five students will be chosen to move on to represent their school and the Fraser Valley region at the Provincial Heritage Fair being held on July 4-8 in Victoria.
Those five students will be announced in the coming weeks.
“We also get to nominate a student for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award,” said Rowell.
That student will represent the Fraser Valley against students from each of the remaining 11 areas in the province, for the awaed.
The winners that were announced on Wednesday were:
Symbols & Celebrations
Harnoor K Bhattal, Dasmesh School, for the project Canada Flag
Outstanding People & Events
Josh Bruneski , Agassiz Christian, for the project Ocean Ranger 1982
Issac Sawatsky, Prince Charles, for the project Leslie Frank Swann
Emma Sawatsky, St. James/St. Anne’s school, for the project Grieving The Halifax Horror
Eli Krause, King Traditional, for the project The Matsqui Flood of 1948
Zuzia Wojciechowska, Dormick Park, for the project Abbotsford Community Services
Isaac Douglas, St. James/St. Anne’s, for the project Charlie’s Tree
Policing In Canada
Sahib Singh Sohal, Dasmesh School, for the project RCMP
Important Persons In Politics
Arshdeep Waring, King Traditional, for the project The Famous Five
Immigration & Multicultural
Kianna McKellan, King Traditional, for the project Old Order Mennonites
Andrew Williams-Turner, Dormick Park, for the project My Mom: “Samahquam First Nations”
Arts, Literature & Music
Katie Schram, Kent Elementary, for the project Canadians in Silent Films
Technology In History
Madison Stroet , Hatzic Elementary, for the project BC Ambulance Service
Transportation & Communication
Hailey Keating, Kent Elementary, for the project S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald
Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
Taylor Kyte, Prince Charles, for the project Diane Foster
Changing The Face of Labour
Cohen Hyde-Fenniwick, Dormick Park, for the project History of Diamond Mining
Katie Laface, Belmont School, for the project Tim Horton’s: From Hockey Puck To Coffee Cup
Jonathan Goldschmidt, King Traditional, for the project Camp X: Canada’s Secret Spy School
Misc Awards (non Category Awards)
Maxwell Hunt Jr., Alexander School, for the project Birch Bark and My Cree Heritage
Lucas Wacker, St. James/St. Anne’s, for the project Jacques Plante: The Story Behind The Mask
Taylor Borle, Kent Elementary, for the project The Cariboo Gold Rush
BC Hydro Pioneer’s History Award
Josie Mara, Prince Charles, for the project Gord Harris & A History Of 3D
Provincial Capital Commission Award
Ashlyn Lowe, Kent Elementary, for the project The Empress Hotel
Historical Places Initiative Award
Elijah Chutskoff, Dormick Park, for the project Fort Langley
Canada’s History Award
Reid Williamson, King Traditional, for the project First Canadian To Summit Everest
BC Heritage Fairs Stellar Achievement Award
Kabir Badesha, King Traditional, for the project Canada’s Tallest Tower
BC Magazine Award
Jessica Kranabetter, Prince Charles, for the project Francois Paulette
1812 and More Award
Samuel Raikadroka, Bible Way Academy, for the project The War of 1812: Making of a Nation