2019 marks 22 years of Heritage Fairs in this province. The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs Program began in 1997 as part of a national initiative to bring history to life for students. Developed with school curriculum and outcomes in mind, the Heritage Fairs Program allows students to showcase their history and heritage projects using a variety of mediums. Students may present their projects at school fairs, after which outstanding projects may be advanced to regional fairs. Regional, or provincial, fairs are held in every Canadian province and territory each spring. 6 regional fairs are held in Newfoundland and Labrador each year.
Since 1997, the Historic Sites Association has been pleased to partner with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to administer the annual Heritage Fairs Program for the benefit of our students.
Over 131,947 NL students have participated in the program
The program has attracted over 409,682 visitors
More than 17,905 volunteers have contributed to the program
There has been more than 1,000 prizes awarded to students
167 NL students have participated in the National Heritage Fair
9 NL students attended the National Youth Forum in Ottawa
74 NL students (14 teachers), traveled to Europe as a part of the Ambassador Program
For more information on the designs, projects, awards, winners, sponsors, and statistics of the 2018 - 2019 Heritage Fair Program, please click below.