Abbotsford Students Shine At Regional Heritage Fair

Submitted. Abbotsford students demonstrated their learning about their heritage and culture this week (April14-15) as the 19th Fraser Valley Regional Heritage Fair was held at the Clearbrook Library. Elementary students from the region presented their projects to a panel of judges and the public. After the fair, the students participated in educational, hands-on heritage focused workshops at The Reach museum.

Nine students from Prince Charles Elementary, ten from Dormick Park Elementary, and one student from Centennial Park Elementary were Abbotsford School District students receiving awards. One of the top awards, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, was given to Jarek Sloboda of Prince Charles Elementary for his project on Thomas B. Straiton. The Provincial Heritage Fair will be held in the beginning of July, and up to five students from the Fraser Valley Regional Fair will be selected to participate in the event.

Over 300 people attended the Awards ceremony at The Reach, with over 20 awards handed out by sponsors and local dignitaries to the participating students.

Award Recipients from Abbotsford School District:

(Award category, student name, school, project title)

  • Outstanding People & Events:   Karanveer  Johal, Dormick Park: The Discovery Of  Insulin
  • Family History:                                  David Chutskoff, Dormick Park: Digging Deep Into My Family History
  • Family Business:                               Sophie Miller, Prince Charles: Maple Syrup
  • Canadian Sports Hall of Fame:    Addy Trustham, Prince Charles: My Heritage To Basketball
  • Symbols & Celebrations:               Ethan Stroomer, Prince Charles: The Legacy Of Expo 86
  • Community Stories:                        Deesha Jattana,Dormick Park: Gur Sikh Temple
  • Immigration & Multiculturalism: Emma Irvine, Centennial Park: I Am Canadian
  • Technology In History:                   Matt Wiest, Dormick Park: The Avro Arrow
  • Inspiring Women:                            Olivia Belway Paul, Prince Charles: Marie Anne Lagimodiere
  • Transportation & Communication: Courtney Hooper, Dormick Park: CPR
  • Forgotten Wars:                               Ajit Sandhu, Dormick Park: The Canadian Airforce
  • History of Farming:                          Tyannah Dunn, Dormick Park: Canadian Owls
  • Policing In Canada:                          Jackson Foster & Ry Trustham, Prince Charles: Canadian Heritage Of The RCMP
  • Important Person In Politics:       Alexis (Lexi) Bell, Prince Charles:  Tommy Douglas
  • Outstanding Effort (Learning Disability): Adrian Williams, Dormick Park: My Te
  • Special Recognition/Outstanding Effort: Morris Corr, Dormick Park: The Sinking of the Laconia -Casablanca Jones
  • Special Recognition/Outstanding Effort: Conner Prouse, Dormick Park: The Canadian Red Cross
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Award:  Jarek Sloboda, Prince Charles: Thomas B Straiton
  • Historic Places:                                  Taylor Hutton, Prince Charles: Halifax Explosion.


Leave a Reply