The Durham Regional Heritage Fair relies on the contributions, time, ideas and efforts of various people in various roles. Here are four ways you can get involved …
FOUR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
- ORGANIZE A SCHOOL FAIR
School fairs are a way of sharing and celebrating student projects related to Canadian history and/or heritage that can be tied to a wide-variety of curriculum expectations (language, social studies, history, etc.). Student projects can be about anything that can be tied to Canadian history and heritage. The projects can take almost any format imagineable. There is no “right way” to deliver the Heritage Fair program in your school or classroom. The Durham Regional Heritage Fair is open to grades 3-8.
- JOIN THE COMMITTEE
The Fair isn’t possible without the contributions of volunteers that contribute their passion for education, Canadian history and heritage, and the engagement of young minds. The committee meets once a month to brainstorm, collaborate, plan and build the annual Regional fair. A contribution of any size makes a difference. No experience required.
- PROPOSE A WORKSHOP FOR THE REGIONAL FAIR
Educational workshops related to local, provincial and national history are a crucial part to what makes the Regional fair a valuable and engaging learning experience for the elementary students that are invited to the fair. Contributions from local groups make this possible. We are always looking for workshop ideas.
- OFFER FINANCIAL SUPPORT
The Heritage Fairs program is a non-profit educational group run by volunteers. Financial donations make it possible to run the fair and cover the costs of the venue, recognition of achievement awards for students, etc. Without financial contributions, the fair wouldn’t be possible.