The 2017 Vernon & District Heritage Fair, held on April 7th, was a great success. 42 students from 7 Vernon schools (Coldstream, Ellison, Harwood, Kidston, Lavington, Okanagan Landing and Silver Star) exhibited projects which were based on a Canada theme. There were projects with information on Jennie Trout (Canada’s first female physician); Vimy Ridge; Tim Hortons; Vernon Winter Carnival; Chapman’s Ice Cream and the Childrens’ Chocolate Strike of 1947 – plus 36 more!
The students spent a day of judging, activities, lunch, and mural tours of Vernon. The Vernon Museum helped the students learn how to do origami, spool knitting and engage in games of marbles, jump rope and many other physical activities.
One of the judges of the fair, Pat Roemer, shared her thoughts of the day. “The kids are amazing, the enthusiasm and pride they took in their projects, along with the knowledge of their subject choice was amazing”.
Eleven projects were presented with awards and 18 students were invited to the Regional Heritage Fair in Kelowna on April 25th. Some of our students may be going on to the Provincial Fair in Victoria.
Check out the Vernon & District Heritage Fair Facebook page for photos of some of the projects.
The Heritage Fair Committee is grateful for the contributions of time and effort from many teachers and parents and volunteers to help make this day happen. We look forward to another successful fair in 2018!