The 18th Annual Heritage Fair showcases research projects on family and community history.
Historical hats off to the student researchers who took part in the Kamloops Thompson Regional Heritage Fair in Kamloops on May 11th. Working individually or in pairs, students presented their research on display boards and provided an oral summary to an army of judges (teachers, principals, and community members).
Representing a dozen schools, from as far north as Clearwater and as far south as the Stein Valley, the 126 students in Grades 4 to 7 were selected from School Fairs to attend the 18th annual Regional Fair.
The full day of activities began with students divided into groups – some groups being judged, other groups heading off on field trips to explore the area’s rich culture and heritage. Included were trips to the Kamloops Museum and Archives; the Pleasant Street Cemetery; and the 2141 Heritage Railway yard. In addition, students had the opportunity to build a tepee and perform traditional drumming with Daryll Laboucan of the Interior Indian Friendship Society on the field at the Henry Grube Education Centre.
In the afternoon, students and the public had a chance to tour all of the projects and learn about Immigration, the Martin Mars water bomber, Barnie the Moose, the Chu Chua School, and 100 other fascinating studies. A great time was had by these budding historians!