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OUR HERITAGE - OUR FUTURE

 

NOTRE PATRIMOINE - NOTRE AVENIR

The Heritage Fairs Program is a multi-media initiative
developed to increase public awareness and
interest in Canadian history.
The Ontario Heritage Fairs Association offers students the opportunity to explore the many aspects of their Canadian heritage in a dynamic learning environment and to present the results of their efforts in either French or English in a public exhibitions.
The program is non-competitive in nature, with an emphasis on the importance of the learning process and the exchange of ideas.

 

Le programme des Fêtes du patrimoine est une initiative
d'apprentissage
multi-media dans le but de stimuler et d'accroître l'intérêt du public envers l'Histoire du Canada.
 L'Association des Fêtes du patrimoine de l'Ontario offre aux élèves l'occasion d'explorer les divers aspects de leur patrimoine canadien dans un environnement dynamique et de présenter leurs travaux,dans une des deux langues officielles, lors d'une exposition à laquelle le public est invité.
Le programme est non-compétitif de nature et se veut de
souligner l'importance
du processus d'apprentissage
et de favoriser l'échange d'idées.

ENGLISH

FRANÇAIS

 

CANCELLATION OF ONTARIO PROVINCIAL HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS IN 2020!

It is with sadness that the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association has determined that it is necessary to cancel the 2020 Provincial Celebrations.

The decision was not made
lightly, but we believe that we have a social responsibility to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The current climate of uncertainty, coupled with the federal
government’s recommendation to avoid large gatherings and to practice social distancing, and the provincial government’s decision to extend March Break by two weeks, have further solidified our belief that cancelling the Provincial Celebrations is the best course of action.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL MESSAGE SENT TO REGIONAL FAIR COORDINATORS

THE YOUNG CITIZENS PROGRAM WILL CONTINUE

The Young Citizens program will proceed as planned. All students who are completing a heritage fair project or independent research project on a topic of Canadian history are eligible to participate.
This year, students do not need to present their project at a school or regional fair first.

 Information on this year’s program can be found at YoungCitizens.ca (JeunesCitoyens.ca) and the Getting Started page will provide students with all the forms and steps they need to complete to participate: http://kids.canadashistory.ca/Kids/Young-Citizens/Getting-Started .
We hope you share this information with all the teachers and students who participate in your heritage fairs.

 Given that students will have limited access to museums, subject matter experts, and filming locations, we are looking at adjusting this year’s criteria to focus more on the content and research, and less on the production of the film.

 

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   LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR'S

ONTARIO HERITAGE AWARDS

- 2019 -

 

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 Ontario Heritage Fairs Coordinators Carol White (Kingston) and Wayne Hugli  (Greater Sudbury) were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards ceremony at Queens Park on Thursday February 20th, 2020. 
They were recognitzed for more than 25 years of exceptional volunteer contribution to heritage conservation through their work with the Ontario Heritage Fairs program.


The Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) is an agency of the Ontario Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The Trust identifies, protects, promotes and conserves Ontario’s heritage. The Trust conserves provincially significant cultural and natural heritage, interprets Ontario’s history, educates Ontarians of its importance in our society, and celebrates the province’s diversity. The Trust envisions an Ontario where the places, landscapes, traditions and stories that embody our heritage are reflected, valued and conserved for future generations.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards, administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, are prestigious awards that recognize exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and cultural and natural heritage. These awards are presented annually at a ceremony at Queen’s Park in Toronto

Carol White (Executive Director) and Wayne Hugli (Treasurer) direct the Ontario Heritage Fairs program for the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association (OHFA). As directors, White and Hugli track the fairs’ activities, organize the fairs’ community networks, gather data and report to OHFA’s executive, auditors and supporters. The program coordinates over 20 communities representing more than 20,000 youth, annually. This program is supported by 4,000 volunteers and thousands of work hours. White and Hugli’s leadership of the program has facilitated these opportunities for youth to make links between the past and the present, to have a voice through the sharing of heritage stories to uncover and to share and preserve local stories, histories and language.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION


  WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Donations in support of Ontario Heritage Fairs
can be made with a credit card.

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