6th annual Local Heritage Fair winners move on to Regional competition

March 3, 2017


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 Local, regional, and Canadian heritage was on display this week at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre for G.C. Huston’s 6th annual Local Heritage Fair. Five winners have been selected to move on to the Regional Heritage Fair, which will be held at Grey Roots Museum & Archives in Owen Sound on April 20, 2017.

Adjudicator Kathy Samson speaks with Grace Rooyakkers (Gr.5) about her project

'Lucy Maud Montgomery'

The Local Heritage Fair is a partnership between the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and G.C. Huston Public School.

Students in grades five through eight were asked to create a project pertaining to Canadian heritage: the topic could be anything from a company, person, or place, to a significant landmark or object. The project included a combination of posters, props, and slideshows, along with a ten minute oral presentation.

 Students were marked on a number of criteria, including originality and relevance. A total of 25 entries were on display by students in grades five to eight, ranging in topic from Cradle Boards and the Toronto Maple Leafs to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Vimy Ridge.

On the evening of March 2, family members and friends supported the students’ efforts by examining the projects on display at the Local Heritage Fair Open House.

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Volunteer adjudicators evaluated the projects and commented on the breadth and variety of the topics. The winners of the Local Heritage Fair who will be moving on the Regional Heritage Fair are as follows:

  • Sonny Pilon (Grade 8, Ms. Lake): “Residential Schools”
  • Sarah Poole (Grade 6, Mr. Alexander): “Lights Along the Way (Bruce County Lighthouses)
  • ”Mackenzie Roote (Grade 7, Mr. Alexander): “Pow Wow Dancing”
  • Grace Rooyakkers (Grade 5, Mrs. England): “Lucy Maud Montgomery”
  • Zoe Shaves (Grade 8, Ms. Lake): “Winnie the Pooh"

Adjudicator Doug Cruickshank speaks with Shayna Clements (Gr.6) about her project “Bruce County Museum”  

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