Vedanshi Vala of Richmond headed to BC Provincial Heritage Fair

Vedanshi Vala IN early May, 70 students from Richmond presented their projects at the Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair. The City of Richmond announced this week that three of those students will be representing the Richmond-Delta region at the 2014 BC Provincial Heritage Fair in Kamloops from June 29 to July 3:

* The History of Rapid Transit by Vedanshi Vala, Grade 7, McNeely Elementary School
* Clara Hughes by Yonatan Marom, Grade 4, Whiteside Elementary School
* Nobel Winner Alice Munro by Veronica Xia, Grade 6, Cornerstone Christian Academy

These projects were selected for their thoughtful consideration of historical significance, extensive research and creative display. These students embody the qualities of a historian and they are keen to share their knowledge with fellow Canadians.

The BC Provincial Heritage Fair will bring together 65 students from the twelve regions of British Columbia.The students will enjoy an itinerary of historical and fun activities, including visits to Historic Hat Creek Range and McQueen Lake Environmental Centre, where they will explore First Nations traditions, gold mining and environmental history. One of the highlights of the Fair will be the public showcasing of student projects during Kamloops’ Canada Day celebrations at Riverside Park on Tuesday, July 1.

As part of the nation-wide Heritage Fairs program, over 600 students in Richmond and Delta created project displays on a wide range of topics drawn from Canada’s unique and diverse history and heritage. One hundred projects were selected for showcase at the Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair, presented by the Richmond Museum and Delta Museum and Archives Society on May 2-3. Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon was in attendance.