The Richmond Museum is proud to announce that three students who presented at the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair will represent their region at the 2023 BC Provincial Heritage Fair in Prince George from Sunday, July 2 to Wednesday, July 5. The selected projects cover Britannia Shipyards, the colonization of Canada and Air Canada.
As part of the nation-wide Heritage Fairs program, over 300 students in Richmond created project displays on a wide range of topics drawn from Canada’s unique and diverse history and heritage. On Friday, May 12, 106 students from seven Richmond schools presented 70 projects for showcase at the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair, presented by the Richmond Museum.
The projects were selected for their excellence, thoughtful consideration of historical significance, extensive research and creative project display. The three students embody the qualities of a historian and are keen to share their knowledge with fellow Canadians.
The projects and students proudly representing Richmond are:
- Britannia Shipyards by Oliver Lewis, Grade 4, Tomekichi Homma Elementary School
- La Colonisation du Canada (1600-1700) by Leo Jouvin, Grade 5, École des Navigateurs
- Air Canada: Flying the Flag by Sebastian Ho, Grade 7, Cornerstone Christian Academy
At the Provincial Heritage Fair, delegates will be immersed in activities, programming and visits to local Prince George historical sites and landmarks. This will be the first in-person fair since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and represents an important provincial-level celebration of the efforts of these young historians, leaders and researchers.
For more information on the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair, visit www.richmondmuseum.ca/heritage-fair.
About the Richmond Museum
The Richmond Museum Society supports the Richmond Museum, a community museum that collects, documents, researches, preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical and cultural significance to the development and history of Richmond. The museum makes the history of Richmond relevant, engaging and accessible.