Student registration is now open!

Student registration is now open for this year’s Fair. All the details, including school allocation went out in Friday’s email. You’ll need the password in that email to register students. Please remember that registration is due by April 15, 2015.

Other upcoming dates to remember include the deadline for lunch orders to be submitted through the Board courier (as known as the “red bag”) on April 21, the Adjudication evening on April 29, the Regional Fair on April 30 and the Awards Celebration Evening on May 13.

The Ontario Heritage Fairs Association has also confirmed the date for this year’s Provincial Fair to be held in Toronto on June 13-14.

Creating a Great Heritage Fair Project

Carol White and Allan Hux have developed a great new resource showing how the Heritage Fairs projects can be used to implement the new Ontario Social Studies, History and Geography Curriculum. That resource is now posted on the RESOURCES page of the OHFA website and there is also a link to it on the right side of the home page of the site at www.ohfa.ca .

You can go directly to the file and download it here.

Young Citizens on The National’s Canada Day broadcast

CBC’s The National featured a seven-minute segment on the Young Citizens project on their Canada Day broadcast. Kids from across the country were included in the segment, including Durham Regional Heritage Fair participant Diana Lawryshn from Kedron Public School.

Three Durham students are among the two hundred videos that have been posted on the Young Citizens web site. Top-rated videos will move on to the finalist round. From the thirty finalists, a panel of judges will select six winning videos. These six Young Citizens will be awarded a trip for two to Ottawa to attend the Governor General’s History Awards at Rideau Hall and the National History Forum. Voting continues through to August 7.

Watch the segment below: