Heritage Fair Awards

The Heritage Fairs Program is about bringing people together to make history come alive.

Students from grades 4 to 10 are invited and encouraged to research and construct a historical project of choice, and present it in a public forum. Power Pioneers sponsor both the B.C. Regional Fairs and the B.C. Provincial Fair. We offer an award at the regional level for the project that best represents some aspect of the history of BC Hydro or its predecessor companies. If there is no project meeting the criteria, the award may be presented to a project showcasing a B.C. pioneer. The award consists of the Power Pioneers book Gaslights to Gigawatts, a Certificate and a $100 prize.

Our members attend Regional Fairs held throughout the province in the spring to assist with interviewing the students, judging the entries and presenting the Power Pioneers award.

Read more about the B.C. Heritage Fairs

Contact Glen Canning at glenandmary@shaw.ca

Grade 5 student Robyn Barwise from Morfee Elementary School in Mackenzie, with Power Pioneers Vice President Tim Thompson. Robyn’s project entitled Working Women of Wells featured her great-grandmother, a BC pioneer and the first telephone operator in Wells and Barkerville during the 1940’s.
Grade 5 student Robyn Barwise from Morfee Elementary School in Mackenzie, with Power Pioneers Vice President Tim Thompson. Robyn’s project entitled Working Women of Wells featured her great-grandmother, a BC pioneer and the first telephone operator in Wells and Barkerville during the 1940’s.
 Grade 7 student Jeremy Murray from Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Vancouver, whose project CPR Telegraph featured his great-great-grandfather who played a major role in the telegraph coming across Canada. note: The watch he’s wearing was his ancestor’s train watch.
Grade 7 student Jeremy Murray from Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Vancouver, whose project CPR Telegraph featured his great-great-grandfather who played a major role in the telegraph coming across Canada. note: The watch he’s wearing was his ancestor’s train watch.

List of 2014 Heritage Fairs Award Recipients

Fraser Valley Branch, Abbotsford, Rachel Miron
Vancouver Branch, Burnaby, Sarah Lim
Vancouver Branch, Burnaby, Malina Mujdei
Prince George Satellite Branch, Prince Rupert, Chloe McMeekin
Thompson Valley Branch, Kamloops, Sophie Bacon
Okanagan Branch, Vernon, Jordan Shannon
Vancouver Branch, North Vancouver, Stephanie Lowe
Upper Island Branch, Port Alberni, Sarah Bell

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