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May 14, 2014
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Heritage Fair finalists to participate in 2014 celebrations

Tourism and Culture

Finalists chosen from this week’s provincial Heritage Fair will be invited to participate in the 2014 celebrations this summer, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“The Heritage Fair is a great way for students to explore our shared history and to learn about what life was like for Islanders in times past, and that’s especially important this year given the celebrations surrounding the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference,” said Minister Henderson. “To mark the occasion, selected projects will be chosen to be installed at various community and provincial museum locations as well as local public libraries. I think that will make a tremendous addition to the 2014 celebrations.”

The provincial Heritage Fair takes place tomorrow, May 15, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts beginning at 9 a.m. In total, 142 projects created by grade five to nine students from all over the Island will be on display.

Twelve of those projects will be selected for the national Young Citizens Video Contest.

“The Heritage Fair is a wonderful opportunity for young people to take part in the 2014 celebrations while displaying their hard work, dedication and passion for learning,” says PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee Chair, John Horrelt. “We are very pleased to be able to partner with the Heritage Fair to see these imaginative projects displayed at locations across Prince Edward Island during the celebration year.”

Students at the fair will also be invited to attend workshops and tours based on themes from 1864.

28 community organizations have contributed to this year’s Heritage Fair by donating prizes for various theme-based projects. Those are in addition to the regular prizes handed out to the selected finalists at the fair.

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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