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May 13, 2015
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Island students bring history to life at the Heritage Fair

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Prince Edward Island’s history will be on full display tomorrow as 161 students from across the Island present 124 projects at the annual Heritage Fair, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“The Heritage Fair is a great way for both students and every day Islanders to learn about the province’s past, and the people, industries and events that helped shape the Island and our country,” said Minister Henderson. “I invite everyone to come to the Heritage Fair tomorrow to view the projects and to learn more about our province’s rich history.”

Students in grades five to nine from across the province submitted projects for Heritage Fairs at their individual schools. From those projects winners were chosen to represent each school at the provincial Heritage Fair.

Prizes have been donated by dozens of local businesses and organizations. The top twelve entries in this year’s Heritage Fair will be invited to enter the National Young Citizens Video Contest. Young Citizens is an initiative of Canada’s History, the national coordinator of the heritage fairs program. Close to 200 videos from all over the country are entered in the contest. The top two students from each province and territory will be selected to travel to Ottawa in the fall to participate in a Youth Forum and for a special screening of the top videos during Canada’s History’s National History Forum.

The annual provincial Heritage Fair takes place tomorrow, May 14, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Doors open to the public at 9am with the Closing Ceremonies scheduled for 2:30pm.

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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