Funding announced for heritage fairs
Some 100 schools in Newfoundland and Labrador will again receive funding for their Heritage Fair programs.
In a release last month, the provincial government pledged to provide $15,000 in support of the program.
“The Heritage Fairs program has been an important and positive experience for thousands of students for many years,” said Education Minister Clyde Jackman. “This type of activity plays a major role in developing research and presentation skills, as well as connecting students to their heritage and developing their sense of identity.”
Started in 1997, the Heritage Fairs program has been a part of a national initiative which is intended to bring history to students in Grades 4 to 9.
The program allows for students to showcase their projects at school and regional fairs in 2014.
In this province, the program is implemented through the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.
“The Historic Sites Association is proud to partnered again with the Department of Education to provide the Heritage Fair program to youth throughout Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Lee Ann Montgomery, the chair of Historic
board of Sites tors.
For more of information about the Heritage Fairs program, visit
direc- the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador website at www.historicsites.ca/projects/heritage-fairs.