Students encouraged to explore their heritage

The Annual Vernon and District Heritage Fair is entering its fourth year providing opportunities for local students to gain a deeper understanding of their history, culture and identity.

  • Jan. 18, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The Annual Vernon and District Heritage Fair is entering its fourth year providing opportunities for local students to gain a deeper understanding of their history, culture and identity.

Heritage Fairs are non-competitive, emphasizing the learning and discovery process appropriate to a wide range of curricula. Teaching can be fun and easy when students are inspired to explore personally relevant experiences and how proud they are to display their projects to the public.

During the fair, a project of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, students will participate in judging and heritage related activities, as well as receive a free T-shirt and Certificate of Participation.

Some students may be nominated to attend the Okanagan Regional Heritage Fair and perhaps even the Provincial Heritage Fair.

Over the last three years, 11 Vernon students have represented the Okanagan at Provincials.

Teachers are key to the success of the fair, and the museum would greatly appreciate their support as it plans for the Heritage Fair April 15 at Priest Valley Gym.

For more information and to view pictures of past fairs, see www.vernonmuseum.ca and follow the Education Program link, or call Pat at 250-542-3142.