See you at the Sea to Sky Heritage Fair!
A free feast for eye and ear, the Sea to Sky Heritage Ffair is the opportunity for young and creative North Shore students to dazzle their community with history-related projects.
A veritable delight for history buffs of all ages, the Fair will display over 50 projects of local, regional and national interest.
Come familiarize yourself with the history of the character house next door, or explore the life and times of a great Canadian through the eyes of a child. When you’ve finished browsing the pprojects, step out into the sunshine to the strains of traditional Persian and Celtic music and the twirls of Scottish Dancers. Or perhaps a family-member will dig for gold or make a heritage toy or hat?
Come to the Lynn Valley Main Library and Village (at Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway) on Friday, May 10 between 6-8 pm for what promises to be a wonderfully-festive eve!
Youth Team How-to Video
Since October, the NVMA Youth Team has worked to create two videos for students. These are called, “How to do Research” and “ Heritage Fair Project Tips and Tricks.” Meeting once, twice and sometimes three times a month, the Team watched YouTube videos, participated in brain-storming sessions, wrote story-boards, recorded scripts and then finally filmed and edited their footage to create an informative and engaging final product.
To get great advice on how to design your Heritage Fair project, where to start your research or how to use your Archives, watch these videos and learn everything you need to know!
We are very proud of the NVMA Youth Team and we would like to thank them for all their hard work and dedication!
Young Citizens participants ages -10 to 16 - were invited by the Sea to Sky Regional Fair and Canada’s History Society to create a video about their 2012 Heritage Fair project. Kristen’s video, 'The Heritage of My Home', discusses heritage preservation in North Vancouver; Jordan elaborates on the history of steam and its role in tourism in 'What Happened to the Canadian Steam Engine' and Fiona and Maggie reveal their thoughts on the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery in 'The Magic of Maud'. To have been selected to participate in the Young Citizens program was a huge achievement for these young North Vancouverites.
Jordan’s research and interest was featured in CBC-TV's Canada Day program while Kristen’s won a place for her to attend the National History Forum in Ottawa. Congratulations to all four participants; their videos are fabulous and are a great addition to this website and to Canada's History Society's program, too!
See North Vancouver’s Young Citizens’ videos
Our Representative in Ottawa: Young Citizen, Kristen Schulz
What could more be interesting than uncovering the history of your own house? When Sea to Sky Heritage Fair participant Kristen Schulz decided to make this her history project subject, she had no idea how much she would uncover about her community, filmmaking and Ottawa, as well! Her video was one of six selected from across the country to be screened at the National History Forum, Ottawa. Kristen also attended the Governor General's History Awards at Rideau Hall.Heritage Fair 2012
Heritage Fair 2012 was a great success. Both the new venue – The Lynn Valley Main Library and Village – and the new format – a morning of enriching historical workshops and an evening of entertainment – were enthusiastically greeted by hundreds of students, parents and community members.
Echoes of the event continued to reverberate throughout the province for months afterwards. With the Young Citizen’s program, several Fair entrants created videos about their projects. Jordan’s 'What Happened to the Canadian Steam Engine' caught the attention of the CBC, and Kirsten’s 'The Heritage of My Home' didn’t escape the Vancouver Sun.
Suddenly, a local event had gained regional and national attention. When asked what inspired a recent fair participant to enter her project in the Squamish Heritage Fair, the student replied: “Seeing Kristen Shulz in the newspaper!” With ambassadors like this, it is of little wonder that Heritage Fair 2013 is gearing up to be a fantastic event.”
The Sea to Sky Heritage Fair is generously supported by:
Whether you are a teacher, parent or student, the North Vancouver Museum & Archives can help with the development of student projects and history learning through our teacher’s packages and in-class school programs.
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Students showcase heritage
“ ... I discovered today that heritage has a whole neat side to it, a side that is interesting and fun!”
Heritage Fair student participant.