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2017-05-04 - Student Wins City of Charlottetown Prize at 2017 Provincial Heritage Fair


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The City of Charlottetown congratulates Max MacIsaac, the recipient of the City of Charlottetown Prize at the Provincial Heritage Fair held on Thursday, May 4, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The City of Charlottetown Prize is awarded to the student who exhibits an outstanding project on any aspect of Charlottetown’s heritage. Max MacIsaac, a grade 6 student from West Royalty Elementary, won the City of Charlottetown prize for his project on the Warburton Family. The prominent family included James Warburton MD, who served as Mayor of Charlottetown for three terms. Under his administration, the City benefitted from a number of improvements, including the implementation of its sewer system.

His was one of many projects that focused on the City’s rich history at the annual event. Charlottetown’s architecture, personalities, events and local businesses were all topics on which students based their projects.

"We want to congratulate all the participants and commend all their hard work in earning their spot at the annual Provincial Heritage Fair," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "With this being the 150th celebration of our nation, it is so fitting to encourage students to take the time and learn about the rich history of this great Capital City."

The Heritage Fair program is an educational initiative that provides students the opportunity to learn about their heritage by creating a project on an aspect of Canadian history that they are passionate about. Heritage Fairs are held at elementary and junior high schools across the province. The top projects chosen from each school go on to the Provincial Fair in Charlottetown at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, where students present their projects to community judges.

The City of Charlottetown, along with Provincial, Federal and community representatives, have supported the Provincial Heritage Fair for many years. Students exhibit their projects in the morning and, in the afternoon, they are treated to entertainment, workshops and tours.

"Students really invested themselves into their projects this year, which helped them to gain an appreciation of their history and culture," said Councillor Greg Rivard, Chair of City’s Planning and Heritage Committee. "All of the students deserve recognition, but we especially want to congratulate Max MacIsaac for earning the City of Charlottetown Prize and best of luck to everyone going to the Nationals."

For more information on the City of Charlottetown’s history visit the links below:
To visit Search a Property – an application that provides information to residents and other interested parties on the development of the City of Charlottetown – visit: www.city.charlottetown.pe.ca/searchaproperty.php.

To visit Charlottetown Stories, an online exhibit space where individuals are encouraged to share their stories with the public, visit www.charlottetownstories.wordpress.com.

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Please see the attached photo.

Photo cutline: Councillor Greg Rivard (right), Chair of the City’s Planning and Heritage Committee, presents the City of Charlottetown prize to Max MacIsaac, a grade 6 student from West Royalty Elementary, at the annual Provincial Heritage Fair.


Media contact:

Alicia Packwood
Communications Assistant
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4149
apackwood@charlottetown.ca



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