Barriere Elementary student Madison Kerslake was one of five students chosen from the Kamloops/Thompson Regional Heritage Fair to attended the Provincial Heritage Fair at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, July 4-8. She was one of 58 participants from around the province selected to attend.
This is quite a feat, considering that each year, approximately 5,000 students and 700 volunteers participate in 12 regional heritage fairs throughout B.C. The fair projects can range in topic from genealogical history, famous Canadians, history of a home, landmark, community, province or event totem poles, to name just a few.
The students are selected based on the excellence in research, insight and presentation of their project. Kerslake’s project was titled: 4-H Over A Century.
The Heritage Fairs Program is designed to increase awareness and interest in Canadian history. The provincial government has been a supporter of the program for over 16 years and is providing $15,000 this year to help with the continued engagement of youth in Canada’s past, and to provide an opportunity to everyone to learn more about different aspects of Canadian history and culture.