May
8
2017

Students celebrate culture at Provincial Heritage Fair

Students receive awards for their projects at the Provincial Heritage Fair.

Students from across Prince Edward Island presented projects about their community, history, and culture last week at the Provincial Heritage Fair.

More than 180 students in grades 5 through 9 – from 22 schools – participated in this year’s fair, May 4 at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The top projects from each grade level received medals and certificates, and students also received a number of prizes from local organizations.

“The heritage fair allows our next generation of Islanders to celebrate what came before them,” Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie said. “Just being selected to participate at the provincial level is an achievement and all students should be proud of their projects. Thank you to parents, teachers, and volunteers for your help and commitment in making this day a success.”

The provincial government’s balanced 2017-18 operating budget includes $2 million in grants, performance venues, artists, and cultural organizations.

All 12 finalists are invited to participate in the National Young Citizen’s video contest. They will create a video of their Heritage Fair project and share it online at www.YoungCitizens.ca for Canadians to watch and vote from June 5 to July 7.

In addition, two Island students will be selected to participate in a youth forum in Ottawa in the fall with their peers from across Canada. 

Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald

 

Backgrounder:

The following students were recognized during the closing ceremonies of the Provincial Heritage Fair:

 
Finalists
Grade 5 
Ella Ramsay - Girl Guides of Canada - Athena Consolidated
Amanda McKenna - Le cheval canadien: le petit cheval de fer - École François-Buote
 
Grade 6
Ashlyn Meisner - Residential Schools - Greenfield Elementary
Ardyn Hardy - Catherine Callbeck: A Woman of Firsts - Elm Street Elementary
Lauren Johnston - Les Fermes Cavendish - Greenfield Elementary
Max MacIsaac - The Warburton Family - West Royalty Elementary
 
Grade 7
Nicolas Dickieson - The Outlaw in my Lineage - Immanuel Christian School
Jamie Ward - Hillsborough Bridge - Stonepark Intermediate
 
Grade 8 
Olivia Lewis - L’immigration Chinoise au Canada - École François-Buote
Shelby Dyment - The Tyne Valley Cheese Factory - Hernewood Intermediate
 
Grade 9 
Nick Handrahan and Dominic Arsenault  - Les Mystères Canadiens - M.E. Callaghan Intermediate
 
Honorable Mentions

Grade 5

Bree McAlduffRingette - Greenfield Elementary

 
Grade 6 
Jennifer Arsenault and Jacey Baglole - Canadian Medical Innovations - L.M. Montgomery Elementary 

General Inquiries

Cultural Development Division, Innovation PEI
Department of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture
94 Euston Street
PO Box 910
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L9
Telephone: 902-368-6300
Toll-free (North America): 1-800-563-3734
Fax: 902-368-6301

slpratt@gov.pe.ca