Students Explore History, Cultures at Regional Heritage Fair

The Regional Heritage Fair took place at NSCC Kingstec on May 4, with 83 students in grades 4 to 9 taking part. Overall, 74 projects were on display, showcasing students’ research on a wide range of topics on local history, family traditions, and the cultures and heritage of Nova Scotia and Canada.

The Heritage Fair is a chance for students to explore and celebrate Canada’s unique heritage and cultural diversity. During the Heritage Fair, students share their research through displays and presentations to guest judges. Project topics can range from the history of a local landmark or historical figure, events of national significance, cultural traditions and practices, or even treasured family recipes!

During the Heritage Fair, students also have the opportunity to learn from a keynote speaker and to take part in educational workshops on culture, language, art and local history. This year’s keynote address was by author Andria Hill-Lehr, speaking about Mona Parsons, a woman from the Annapolis Valley who was a resistance fighter in World War II.

Congratulations to all Heritage Fair participants for your achievements in research and learning! The following participants’ projects were selected for special awards; the Bronze, Silver and Gold award recipients, and the Local History Award recipient will be participating in the provincial Heritage Fair at St. Mary’s University at the end of May.


Project Title/Subject

Award Recipient

Heritage Day Award

Rose Fortune

Abby McCorry, Lawrencetown Consolidated School

African Canadian Heritage Award

Black Loyalists

Julia Nickerson,
Somerset and District Elementary School

First Nations Heritage Award

The Music of the First Meeting

Nina Habinski, Bridgetown Regional Consolidated School

Acadian Heritage Award

The History of Wool Fibre Use in Nova Scotia

Sophie Bouchard-Todd, Annapolis West Education Centre

Local History Award

The Great Fire of Windsor

Parker DeMont, West Hants Middle School

Gold Award, Grade 4-6

L’effort Canadien dans la Dieuxieme Guerre Mondiale

Drew Zettler and Matthew Boutilier, Kings County Academy

Gold Award, Grade 7-9

Music of the First Meeting

Nina Habinski, Bridgetown Regional Community School

Silver Award, Grade 4-6

History of Wool Fibre Use in Nova Scotia

Sophie Bouchard-Todd, Annapolis West Education Centre

Silver Award, Grade 7-9

Carson Ellis: A Shamrock Legend

Brett King, Hantsport School

Bronze Award, Grade 4-6


Aaron Pulsifer, Kings County Academy

Bronze Award, Grade 7-9

Tim Hortons…Canadian Identity?

Owen Schofield, Kings County Academy

Honourable Mentions, Grade 4-6

Halifax Explosion

Erika Swinamer, West Hants Middle School


Glooscap Club’s Story

Caden Schofield, Kings County Academy


L’Histoire de Mon Arrive Grand Pere

Alex Churchill, Kings County Academy

Honourable Mentions, Grade 7-9

Nova Scotia Olympians

Brynna MacKenzie, Hantsport School


Sable Island Ponies

Reese Mills, Hantsport School


Tour de Paix (Peace Tower)

Mollie Campbell, Berwick and District School


Pier/Quai 21

Lillian Lawrence, Bridgetown Regional Community School








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