Students celebrate history at Provincial Heritage Fair

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

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

More than 170 students in grades 5 through 9 – from 27 schools – participated in this year’s fair, May 3 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.

A new award established this year was the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Award for the project with the best use of original artifacts in the student’s presentation.

 “Prince Edward Island has a remarkably rich culture relative to our size that is full of history. The heritage fair allows young Islanders to learn about our past and celebrate what came before them,” Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Jordan Brown said. “Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s fair, your dedication and creativity to your projects is applauded. Thank you to parents, teacher, volunteers and sponsors for your help and commitment in making this day a success.”

All 15 grade-level finalists are invited to participate in the National Young Citizen’s video contest coordinated by Canada’s History. They will create a video of their Heritage Fair project and share it online at for Canadians to watch and vote from June 12 to June 22.  Four students from across Canada will be selected to go to Ottawa in the fall.

The 2018-2019 provincial budget will see over $1.45 million invested to support culture and communities with a focus on education programs, grants and heritage.


Media contact:
Hillary MacDonald



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


Grade 5

 Belle Panton
"Life in the Trenches 1914 - 1918”
Donagh Regional

Kierra MacDougall 
“My Métis Heritage”
Athena Consolidated

 Paige Thompson  
“Beaconsfield Historic House”  
Athena Consolidated

 Blanche Etkin-Blake
“L’importance du marché des fermiers”
École François-Buote

Grade 6 

Oscar Cormier
“The Spy from PEI”
West Kent Elementary

Henry Pursey
“Vimy Ridge”
Parkdale Elementary

 Andi-Lee Reardon & Jane Nordquist
“History of Canadian Fashion”
Eliot River Elementary

Lucy Francis
“Ma maison historique”
École Évangéline

Mallory Cole
 “100 Years and Counting”
Queen Elizabeth Elementary

 Grade 7

 Basel Al Rashdan  
“As long as the sun and moon edure I am a treaty person"
Queen Charlotte Intermediate

 Grade 8

 Kiera Millar & Cierra Bridges
"Wonda Who Wanda Was?”
Hernewood Intermediate

 Etienne Foulkes
“Anne ... la maison aux pignons vert la comidie musicale”
École François-Buote

Grade 9 

Anna Paquet 
“Forgotten Pandemic – The Spanish Flu”
Grace Christian School

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2 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1M6
Telephone: 902-368-6600
Fax: 902-368-6608

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