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Fraser Valley Branch 2022 Science Fair Awards

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After a two year absence due to the COVID 19 pandemic the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair resumed this year with an in-person fair.  It was again hosted by the Faculty of Science at the University of Fraser Valley Abbotsford campus.  UFV staff and volunteers did an outstanding job organizing both the fair Thursday, April 7th and an open house/awards ceremony Saturday April 9th.

This year there were approximately 65 projects (and the students who created them) at the fair.

Pat and Ray Daws accompanied me at the fair, helping me with the interviews of the students, taking photos, etc.  Seven students in grades 5-8 had submitted projects for the BC Hydro Power Pioneers award, the criteria being “To be awarded to a student(s) in electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economical impacts.”  It is always a highlight of the fair for me to speak with these interesting, engaged young people and hear about their projects, many of which have an environment theme to help Mother Nature.

It was a pleasure to present our perpetual trophy, the “Voices of 2 Rivers” history book and $100 cash to Deepraj Singh Gill, grade 6 student at Dasmesh Punjabi School in Abbotsford.  His project “Wind Energy, Friend or Foe” researched all aspects of wind generation, its benefits and detriments and included a working model!

Rick Unger, Fraser Valley Power Pioneers Science Fair Coordinator

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