River to Sea Regional Heritage Fair

Date: May 12, 2017 - May 13, 2017 (11:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Heritage Fair 2017

Burnaby, New Westminster and Coquitlam School District Schools are invited to participate in this annual event. 

May 12 & 13, 2017

  • Projects will be judged on May 12.
  • Displays of the student projects are available for the public to view on May 12, 11:00am-4:30pm.
  • Closing Ceremonies will be held at Bandstand (weather permitting) on May 13 at 3:30pm.

What is a heritage fair?

A Heritage Fair is similar to a science fair, except that students do their projects on Canadian history and heritage.

In 2012, 6,000 students across BC presented projects at School-Based Heritage Fairs. Of these students 1,100 went on to present their projects at 12 Regional Heritage Fairs throughout BC.

Teachers and parents of grade 4 to 10 students from Burnaby, New Westminster and the Tri-Cities are encouraged to organize a class- or school-based fair, from which participants are selected for the Rivers to Sea Regional Heritage Fair. At the Regional Fair, students will be interviewed and their entries adjudicated by a panel of community judges. All students are recognized for their participation. Several projects are chosen to represent the Rivers to Sea Regional Heritage Fair at the Provincial Heritage Fair.

Congratulations to the 2016 winners!


For information on how to participate, please contact the Heritage Fair Coordinator at 604-297-4560. Space in this program is limited.