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2016-05-19 - Student Wins City of Charlottetown Prize at Provincial Heritage Fair

The City of Charlottetown congratulates Emma Stanley, the recipient of the City of Charlottetown Prize at the Provincial Heritage Fair held on Thursday, May 19, 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 history. Emma Stanley, a grade seven student from Stonepark Intermediate, completed her project on The Bog. The Bog was an area of marshy land that was located at the PAB Complex, which is now the Provincial government buildings.

It was one of many projects exhibited at the yearly event that focused on Charlottetown’s rich heritage. The city’s architectural history, personalities from the past, and local businesses were all topics on which students based their projects.

"Congratulations to all of the participants in the annual Heritage Fair," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "It is so important for students to learn and explore their heritage and we’re pleased so many are taking an interest in the rich history of this great Capital City."

The Heritage Fair program is an educational initiative that provides an opportunity for students to learn about their heritage by creating a project on an aspect of Canadian history that they are passionate about and presenting it to the public. Heritage Fairs are held at the elementary and junior high school level across the Island and representatives from each school are chosen to meet in Charlottetown each year to present their projects and learn about each other’s history. 

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 and learning opportunities through workshops and tours.

"The Heritage Fair is a great way for students to gain an appreciation of their history and culture, while having fun," said Councillor Greg Rivard, Chair of City’s Planning and Heritage Committee. "We welcome students, parents and volunteers to the City of Charlottetown and congratulate all of the students on a job well done."

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 Emma Stanley, a Grade 7 student from Stonepark Intermediate, at the annual Provincial Heritage Fair.


Media contact:
Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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