Student Achievement at Provincial Heritage Fair
May 16, 2012
Kara Grant, Parks Canada, Julia Bovaird, Spring Park School, Barbara MacDonald, Parks Canada
Parks Canada proudly presented awards to four island students at the Provincial Heritage Fair on May 10 in honour of Prince Edward Island National Park’s 75th anniversary in 2012. The awards were presented to students for their outstanding projects on a person, place or event of national historic significance.
The following students received awards: Julia Bovaird, a grade five student at Spring Park Elementary for her project on the Fortresse of Louisbourg National Historic Site entitled “La fortresse de Louisbourg se lève de nouveau”; Jordan Khan, a grade six student at Parkdale Elementary for his project entitled “My Ancestor Canadian Painter Robert Harris”; Kirsten Kouwenberg a grade four student at Vernon River Consolidated for her project on Alexander Graham Bell entitled “Ring! Ring!”; and Julia Ezeard, a grade six student at Grace Christian School for her project on Frederick Banting: the creator of insulin.
The Provincial Heritage Fair is organized by the Provincial Department of Tourism and Culture and is a grand celebration of Canada’s heritage, in the form of student history projects. Approximately 200 students from grades five to nine from across the island had the opportunity to participate in the fair.
In 2012, Parks Canada is commemorating 75 years of heritage protection in Prince Edward Island National Park and is proud to connect visitors with the places, people and events that define Canada.