About Historica Fairs
The BC Historica Fairs Program is an educational initiative of the Historica Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians discover the fascinating stories that make our country unique.
Since its beginnning in 1993, the Fairs Program has grown to include more than 300,000 students across Canada each year. We invite you to discover your place in history at www.histori.ca.
The Historica Fairs Program:
- celebrates cultural diversity and multiple perspectives
- reveals connections between past and present
- inspires Canadians to celebrate their place in history
- creates an environment where students are excited to learn and share
- provides recognition for student achievement
The Fairs Program is typically divided into three components. There are Class and School Fairs that take place between February and April, the Regional Fairs during the second week of May; and the National Fair/Camp hosted each July by a different community in Canada.
Each regional Fair selects one or two students in Grades 4 to 9 (fifteen students across the province) to represent BC at the National Historica Fair.
As part of the BC 150 celebrations, the 2008 Historica National Fair was held in Victoria, BC. Also as part of the BC 2008 celebrations, BC hosted the first ever Provincial Fair in Kamloops, May 29th to June 1st. The site of the 2009 National Fair has not yet been announced.
The BC Fairs Program is supported by the Historica Foundation, the British Columbia Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts. Each Regional Fair also forms local partnerships with museums, businesses, and community organizations.
BC Highlights, 2008
- more than 30,000 students worked on projects or participated in a Fair.
- 173 schools in 42 School Districts hosted Fairs or participated in a Community or Regional Fair.
Please contact Mary Campone, Coordinator, BC Heritage Fairs:
(250) 374 - 1509