Red Maple by AY Jackson

Hey, how can I bring more of my students to the Red River Heritage Fair?

The Art Category at the Red River Heritage Fair and Symposium needs your entries!

Let your creative students shine!!

To celebrate our 15th anniversary and the adoption of our new and improved name, we are offering 3    Art category slots to any school!  These are over and above the number of slots you qualify for because of your school’s participation numbers.  Or, you may  be a school that only wishes to enter the Art category!!

Students are required to prepare an artist’s statement as well as some brief information about their art piece and how it connects to Canada.  Any process work such as preliminary sketches etc. would also help show judges the creative process.

Registration is the same as for our traditional research projects: students will participate in workshops, have two judgings  and receive participation certificates and medals.

More details can be found on the website

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Changes in the the Young Citizens program

Young CitizensYoung Citizens is the national program for Heritage Fairs, in which students make short videos about their heritage fair project. In 2020, video creation  is on a volunteer basis only.  Any student who creates a heritage fair project in their school may create a 3-4 minute video explaining their project and submit it to Young Citizens/Canada’s History Society.  Students will have the chance to win one of four trips to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum. Young Citizens is coordinated by Canada’s History Society, the national charitable organization that supports Heritage Fairs.

Videos must be submitted by  early June  2020 and will then will be posted online at / A public vote will take place sometime mid-June. A panel of judges will review the videos and results of the vote, and select 4 students to receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Ottawa in the fall of 2020.

For more information, visit or contact Joanna Dawson at [email protected]

This is a great art prize!

The Artists Emporium has donated gift certificates to the Red River Heritage Fair. This is a very cool shop on St. James Street that stocks just about anything an artist could ever want. If you’re at all artistic (or know someone who is) you should stop by this store.

We’ll be using these as the prize for our Art Award. So, if you’re wondering, this also confirms our art award. Art is a very different way to tell history, but worth exploring. If you don’t already know about it, check out the Art Gallery page.

Thanks to the Aritists Emporium for their support of our Fair.

Support the Fair without any extra cost to yourself

Mabel’s Labels are probably the toughest personalized labels you’ll ever find. We’ve used them in our family for several years. They can go on the containers your kids bring to schools (and go through the dishwasher hundreds of times), in the heel of your child’s shoes (and legibly survive the entire school year) or on your personal belongings like cameras, bluetooth speakers, and coffee mugs. Mabel even has metal tags that can work on your luggage.

Now you can get some unbelievable labels for yourself and help the Fair at no extra charge. If your follow the link here to Mabel’s Labels and purchase your labels, your order will come in the mail, and the Red River Heritage Fair will receive a commission. It’s really that easy to get the toughest labels I’ve ever seen and help the Fair at the same time.

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