Southern Alberta Heritage Fair
On May 5, 2019 students from across southern Alberta will meet at the Galt Museum to participate in this year’s Heritage Fair. Students in grades 1-9 research topics about Canadian history and then present their research to judges and community members. Students will also have the chance to participate in numerous activity sessions throughout the day!
Share your passion for history
Improve your research skills
Practice public speaking skills
Participate in sessions throughout the day
Share your research
If you chose to make a video for your Heritage Fair project you can also submit the video to the Young Citizens competition! Students must be aged 10-18 to compete in Young Citizens.
See this website for more information.
9:00-9:30 - Registration and Set Up
9:30-9:50 - Opening Ceremony
10:00-2:00 - Judging, Activities, Lunch
2:30 - Awards Announcement
Prizes and Awards
Exemplary projects will be awarded with Heritage Excellence ribbons. The projects will be judged on the following criteria:
Level of Research: Regardless of the medium or topic chosen, it must be based upon historical research. This category considers the following: the level of difficulty, the depth of the study, the complexity of the project, and the degree of completeness or thoroughness of analysis. Expectations are dependent upon grade level.
Originality/Creativity: Creativity and originality are open-ended concepts and must be treated with interest and a receptive mind. Work may be original in concept, topic, selection, approach, choice of medium, or analysis. Have you been resourceful in using equipment, resources, ideas, information, sources, etc.? What types of choices did you have to make and why? Is the project novel, unique, innovative and imaginative?
Impression: Is your project attractive, eye-catching, interesting, multi-sensory, clear, logical, organized, enthusiastic and self-explanatory?
Interview: During the interview, judges will ask questions and give students an opportunity to add to the discussion. Students should be prepared to provide specific information on background, procedure, results, conclusions and acknowledgements. Good speaking skills will be helpful.
We are also excited to announce the following sponsored prizes which will be awarded at this year’s fair
Alberta Women's Memory Project Award
In recognition of outstanding research in the field of women's history
Archives Society of Alberta Award
In recognition of excellent analysis of primary sources
Aspen Foundation Labour History Award
In recognition of outstanding research in the field of labour history and social justice
Centre for Oral History and Tradition Award
In recognition of excellent use of oral history
The Institute of Child and Youth Studies Award
In recognition of outstanding projects related to the topic of children or youth
Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society Award
In recognition of outstanding projects about Indigenous history and culture