Kelowna Museums is happy to host the annual Okanagan Regional Heritage Fair at the Laurel Packinghouse on April 25th.
Every year, dozens of schools from across the Interior participate in school fairs, the winners of those fairs are invited to present their projects at the Regional Fair.
Heritage projects range from investigations of students’ personal family heritage to researching and exploring an aspect of Canadian history. The Heritage Fair program is an initiative of the BC Heritage Society which partners with museums and schools across the province to make the program happen. The purpose of Heritage Fairs is to “bring people together to make history come alive”; it is the passing on of the torch, entrusting the next generation with the stories that make up our collective heritage. Students will spend the day talking with judges about their projects and participating in breakout heritage-inspired workshops.
Public viewing is from 3-4pm.
3 exceptional student projects will be selected to attend the Provincial Fair held in Victoria in July in honor of C150. There they will have the opportunity to join students from around the province to showcase their projects to the public and participate in heritage field trips and activities.