Students celebrate culture at Provincial Heritage Fair
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, May 8, 2017 – 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 budget includes $2 million in grants, performance venues, artists, and cultural organizations.
All 11 grade-level 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.