Students Explore History, Cultures at Regional Heritage Fair

On May 3, over 100 students in grades 4 to 9 took part in the annual Regional Heritage Fair. They presented 96 projects on a wide range of topics related to local history, family traditions, and the cultures and heritage of Nova Scotia and Canada.
The Regional Heritage Fair is a chance for students to explore and celebrate Canada’s unique heritage and cultural diversity, and to engage in deep learning about subjects they find interesting or personally relevant. During the Heritage Fair, students share their research through project displays and presentations to guest judges. Top projects are selected to proceed to the provincial Heritage Fair, and several awards recognize outstanding projects in specific subject areas. Regional Heritage Fair participants also take part in educational workshops on culture, language, art and local history. Some of the workshops this year included drumming with the Imani Drummers of New Minas Elementary School and Evangeline Middle School, printmaking, and the art of Maud Lewis.

Congratulations to all Heritage Fair participants for your achievements in research and learning! The following participants’ projects were selected for special awards; recipients of the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, Veterans Award and Heritage Day Award will have the opportunity to participate in the provincial Heritage Fair..



Project Title/Subject

Gold - Elementary

Jonah Pashley, Glooscap Elementary School

Maple Syrup

Gold- Middle School

Aubreyana Taylor, West Hants Middle School

Run of the Mill

Silver - Elementary

Ella Cuvilier, Hantsport School

Maple Syrup

Silver - Middle School

Ashlynn Oikle, West Hants Middle School

Halifax Explosion

Bronze - Elementary

Grady Hollis, Somerset and District Elementary School

Hunting in Nova Scotia

Bronze - Middle School

Haylee Harding, West Hants Middle School

Louis Riel

Peer's Choice

Eden Anderson and Callie Balsor, Somerset and District Elementary School

Maud Lewis

People's Choice

Grace Smolenaars, Evangeline Middle School

Halifax Horror

African History Award

Altonique Hines, Central Kings Rural High School


Acadian Heritage Award

Mya Conner, New Minas Elementary School


Aboriginal Heritage Award

Rhys Rector, Clark Rutherford Memorial School

Cree Culture

Veterans Award

Payton Mills, Hantsport School

Severely Wounded in Action

Heritage Day Award

Alberta Brown, Lawrencetown Consolidated School

Maud Lewis

Nova Scotia Heritage Award

Sophia Hall and Kayla Gillis, Champlain Elementary School

History of Fort Anne

Young Citizen's Award

Grady Hollis, Somerset and District Elementary School

Hunting in Nova Scotia


Ainslie Gibbon, West Hants Middle School

The Wreck of the Melmerby


Evan Baxter, West Hants Middle School

Harness Racing in Nova Scotia


Alberta Brown, Lawrencetown Consolidated School

Maud Lewis

Honourable Mention Faythe Lantz, Glooscap Elementary School Well Witching
  Wesley MacLeod, Lawrencetown Consolidated School Beavers
  Arianna Cutler, West Hants Middle School HMCS Sackville
  Shay Berkvens, West Hants Middle School Maud Lewis
  Grant Caldwell, Hantsport School Newfoundland and Labrador Christmas Traditions
  Gwyneth Galloway, Glooscap Elementary School Sable Island







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