The 2017 Provincial Heritage Fair Showcase will take place at the Albert County Museum and RB Bennett Commemorative Centre in Hopewell Cape, June 23 to 25. Twenty-three students who are school district delegates from across the province will come together to present their Heritage Fair projects at the Museum.
Over this three-day "Heritage Camp", the students will take part in various workshops at the Albert County Museum such as painting tiles for the Canada 150 Mosaic or enjoying historical vignette presentations, as well as learning about R.B. Bennett, Canada's 11th Prime Minister who was born in Albert County. Students will also visit other local heritage attractions ~ the Hopewell Rocks, William Henry Steeves Museum and the Railway Museum in Hillsborough.
On Sunday, June 25th, the Provincial Showcase takes place with the opening ceremony at 11:00am in the Courthouse. During this event, the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick and other special guests will gather for a celebration of New Brunswick Heritage. At this time, each student will be presented with a special Provincial medal. The public is invited to attend the Provincial Heritage Ceremony in the Courthouse and also view the student projects on display in the Community Hall. A special highlight of Sunday's Showcase will be the unveiling of the completed Canada 150 Tile Mosaic which will be permanently displayed in Government House.
New Brunswick’s Heritage Fair Program is a provincial initiative of Heritage Branch in the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. Support is also provided from New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the New Brunswick Museum, New Brunswick`s Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Council of Archives New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour, New Brunswick’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, and the University of New Brunswick (Faculty of Education). National support is provided by Canada’s National Historical Society and Canadian Heritage.