Vernon Heritage Fair

The Vernon and District Heritage Fair, scheduled for April 7th at the Schubert Centre, is pleased to announce that seven Vernon schools are participating in the event this year. Over 500 students will enter projects in School fairs. Projects chosen from these fairs will enter the District fair.

Students are encouraged to explore and celebrate Canadian history through many different mediums and this year’s fair will be special as we recognize Canada’s 150th birthday and Vernon’s 125th. The students chosen to participate in the Fair will spend an exciting day of judging, fun, food and entertainment.

Each student will receive a commemorative t-shirt and recognition for their participation in the Fair. Awards will be presented for outstanding projects. Last year 29 Vernon students were invited to the regional fair in Kelowna and from there, 2 worthy projects moved on to the provincial fair in Vancouver.

The Heritage Fair will be holding an open house on the evening of April 7th from 6PM to 7PM for the community to have an opportunity to view the projects and attend the awards ceremony.

The Heritage Fair Committee is looking for volunteers to assist us in the presentation of the fair, helping with registration, chaperones, assisting with crafts and in other ways. If you can be of assistance the day of the fair or for a few hours leading up to the fair it would be greatly appreciated. Please call Jane Advent at 250-542-9295 or Lesley Hayes at 250-275-2676.

2016-2017 Heritage Postage Stamp and Heritage Fair Contest

The 2016 Heritage Stamp contest is a lead up to the 2017 Vernon and DistrictHeritage Fair. The Stamp contest is now in full swing and information has beendelivered to all the schools in the Vernon District.

Students in grades 3 – 7 are encouraged to design their own postage stamp witha Canadian theme – historical, current event or person – of their choosing. Thestamps will be judged and 6 finalists chosen. Each of these students will receivea $50 award.

The overall winner will also see his or her stamp used as the logoon participant T-shirts for the 2017 Heritage Fair. Winners will be announced inDecember.

Planning is also well underway for the 2017 Vernon and District Heritage Fair tobe held on April 7 th 2017 at the Schubert Centre in Vernon. Last year 40 projects were displayed in the local fair. 28 of these were invited toattend the Regional fair in Kelowna and 2 were invited to the BC Provincial Fairat UBC in Vancouver. These were fun and educational events for all thestudents and volunteers.

We look forward to another successful fair next year. We will keep you updatedas we get closer to the event.

If you are interested in volunteering or assisting with the Heritage Fair pleasecontact Lesley Hayes at
The North Okanagan Optimist Club would like to thank the Alpine Centre Bookwarehouse to the 2017 Vernon and District Heritage Fair for thier generous $1,000.00 donation. The cheque is presented by Sue Matovich, a book volunteer, to Jane Advent of the Heritage Fair committee.