On our 15th birthday, we’d like to thank Parks Canada for their on going support of the Red River Heritage Fair.
The Manitoba Living History Society is proud to sponsor the all new Selkirk Settlement Award which is aimed at projects that tell the story of an individual or family during the early Red River Settlement period.
The award recipient will be invited to display the project at the Seven Oaks House Museum.
Thanks to the MLHS for this new initiative that broadens the possibilities for the Red River Heritage Fair students.
Last year, I was fortunate enough to teach a grade 4 class that sent some of its students to the Red River Heritage Fair. As a teacher, it was really rewarding to see the students hard work pay off as they prepared for a day of fun and learning at the Heritage Fair. It was my first time being associated with the Fair in any way and it was obvious throughout the day just how much work and preparation go into hosting such an event.
I met many of the people associated with the event and was asked if I would like to volunteer. I accepted and was looking forward to it as I was intrigued to see how things worked behind the scenes with the Fair. Upon attending a couple of meetings it became apparent that the members of the committee are an easygoing bunch who are eager to put on a fun filled day of learning for the many students involved. I also realized that there was a lot more work involved than expected. Adding up all of the costs to host such an event really puts a lot of emphasis on the fundraising and sponsorships.
Being a part of the Red River Heritage Fair committee has not only given me the opportunity to meet some outstanding people who make a great team, it has allowed me to see the importance of volunteers. Without this group of dedicated individuals, this incredible event would be unable to take place.
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.
The CTV Award is being brought to you again this year by CTV Winnipeg. The award focuses on both demonstrated strong investigation skills, and an ability to deliver a story in a way that interesting and compelling. In short, the CTV Award is looking for projects that are done by prospective future journalists.
Thanks to CTV for sponsoring this unique award and the great view of history it brings.