Heritage Fair Students to Follow the "Trail of the Caribou"
The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) is proud to announce that 19 of their Heritage Fair students have been selected for a European tour which will retrace the steps of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the First World War. Recipients were chosen from across the province for their exceptional Heritage Fair projects on a First World topic. The group will be departing June 28th for this powerful and moving experience, which will provide them with a deeper understanding of this aspect of Newfoundland and Labrador’s history.
Ambassador Award Recipients:
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Brady Gibbons (Age 14, Holy Trinity High School)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Darcy Scott (Age 14, Frank Roberts Junior High)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Emily Woodfine (Age 14, Beaconsfield Junior High)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Hannah Blackmore (Age 13, Holy Trinity High School)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Jordan Brake (Age 15, Waterford Valley High)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Mackenzie Gordon (Age 16, St. Kevin’s High School)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Michael Moss (Age 13, Beaconsfield Junior High)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Momin Anwar (Age 13, MacDonald Drive Junior High)
Avalon Regional Heritage Fair: Nicholas Edwards (Age 13, Beaconsfield Junior High)
Burin Regional Heritage Fair: Jacob Farrell (Age 14, Pearce Junior High)
Central Regional Heritage Fair: Brooklyn Bixby (Age 13, Smallwood Academy)
Central Regional Heritage Fair: Jasmine Neal (Age 14, Smallwood Academy)
Central Regional Heritage Fair: Mikayla Eastman (Age 15, Smallwood Academy)
Conseil Scolaire Francophone: Keisha Rouzes (Age 16, École Sainte-Anne)
Vista Regional Heritage Fair: Haley Peddle (Age 12, Southwest Arm Academy)
Vista Regional Heritage Fair: Rebecca Penney (Age 15, Clarenville Middle School)
Western Regional Heritage Fair: Elliot Dicks (Age 13, Xavier Junior High)
Western Regional Heritage Fair: Kaitlyn Pennell (Age 14, St. Peter’s Academy)
Western Regional Heritage Fair: Samantha Trask (Age 14, St. Michael’s Elementary)
Ambassador Award Program
The Ambassador Award Program is a joint initiative between the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA), the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation (TCII), under the Honour 100 Commemorations Program, and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DOE). The Ambassador Award Program is administered through the HSA as a part of their Heritage Fair Program. Students in Grade 7 to Level III participate by completing projects commemorating the men and women who served in the First World War. Select projects are chosen to advance from school Heritage Fairs to the regional level, where 19 students in the province are recognized for their excellent projects. The winning students are invited to participate in a European battlefield tour, primarily throughout Northern France and Belgium. They visit sites where the Royal Newfoundland Regiment fought and spend time in the five communities that are home to the bronze caribou monuments, the official memorial to the Regiment.
Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs
The annual Heritage Fairs are a project of the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA). Since bringing the program to the province in 1997, the HSA initiative has involved over 121,000 student projects, 17,000 volunteers and thousands of prizes. Directly linked to school curricula, Heritage Fairs engage students directly in their own culture and heritage, and allow students to showcase their history projects using a variety of mediums. Their topic is presented at their local school fair, and outstanding projects are selected to advance to a regional fair. This year’s Heritage Fair theme was Keeping our Stories Alive: Celebrating 20 Years of Heritage Fairs in NL.