The Great Hall at CBU is soon to be filled with hundreds of little voices, excitedly providing cultural explanations of their own distinct heritage. Nova Scotia Heritage Fairs is a program designed for students in grades 4-9, which allows them an opportunity to explore their Canadian history and heritage. This week, the Regional fair will be held at CBU, with winners moving on to the Provincial Fair.
Though the Heritage Fair is an annual event, this year a very special guest will be in attendance to review projects and speak to the participants. His Honour Brigadier-General, The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret'd), Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, will visit the Fair and provide remarks at the opening ceremony.
Over the course of Thursday and Friday, projects will be judged and winners announced at the closing ceremony on Friday afternoon. Members of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board will be joined at that time by President David wheeler and Mayor Cecil Clarke to provide closing remarks.
In previous years Heritage Fair projects have included: The Power of Dreamcatchers, Harness Racing in Cape Breton, Sable Island – The Graveyard of the Atlantic, 95th anniversary of the Donkin Citizens Brass Band and the Royal Canadian Ballet.