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Three Richmond students head to Provincial Heritage Fair showcase

The Provincial Heritage Fair showcases a range of projects on Canada’s history and heritage.

Three Richmond students are representing the city at the 2023 BC Provincial Heritage Fair in July.

Grade 4 Oliver Lewis from Tomekichi Homma elementary, Grade 5 Leo Jouvin from Ecole des Navigateurs and Grade 7 Sebastian Ho from Cornerstone Christian Academy will be heading to Prince George to showcase their heritage projects from July 2 to 5.

Lewis, Jouvin and Ho will be representing Richmond with the following projects, respectively: Britannia Shipyards, La Colonisation du Canada (1600-1700) and Air Canada: Flying the Flag.

They will also take part in activities and learn about local Prince George historical sites and landmarks while at the provincial heritage fair.

The fair is part of a nationwide Heritage Fairs program where students create project displays on a wide range of topics on Canada’s unique and diverse history and heritage.

Richmond saw 106 students from seven local schools presenting 70 projects at the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair, organized by the Richmond Museum, on May 12.

Student projects were chosen based on their “excellence, thoughtful consideration of historical significance,” research and creativity.

“The three students embody the qualities of a historian and are keen to share their knowledge with fellow Canadians,” reads a Richmond Museum media statement.

It is also the first in-person fair since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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