Alberni Heritage Fair a historic affair

Nearly 125 students from Alberni, Comox Valley and West Coast participated in the annual Alberni Valley Museum Heritage Fair on May 11.

Nearly 125 students from the Alberni Valley, Comox Valley and West Coast participated in the annual Alberni Valley Museum Heritage Fair last week. In honour of the fair’s 10th anniversary, a T-shirt contest was held among Grade 3 students in Port Alberni and fair participants received T-shirts sporting the winning design.

The public portion of the heritage fair was more popular than ever, museum director Jean McIntosh said.

Five students will be chosen from among the winners to attend the provincial fair in Abbotsford in July. Following are the winners from the heritage fair:

Honour Medals:

Grade 4/5

Avery Lessard, Native American Masks, John Howitt Elem

Makena Foy, First Nations Spirits&Legends, John Howitt Elem

Ethan Sutherland, First Nations Carving, John Howitt Elem

Tanner Clydesdale, First Nations Fishing, John Howitt Elem

Rhiannon Parker, Ukrainians in Canada, Queneesh Elem

Prateesh Giri, RCAF, Eighth Avenue Elem

Grade 6/7

Melissa Vrabel, My Family, Valley View Elem

Abby Caissie, Bluenose, Valley View Elem

Chloe Pierce, Fish Farming, Aspen Park Elem

Zoe McDougall, Auchterlonie Family Bakery, Brooklyn Elem

Aislynn Bush, Emily Carr, Airport Elem

Brianne Keith, “Would you like a cup? (Tea), Brooklyn Elem

Jackson Slater, Hockey Sticks, Brooklyn Elem

Colton Carter, Hockey’s Brain Bucket, Brooklyn Elem

Grade 8/9

Kody Kincaid, Jonah Wynans and Katey Kincaid, Battle of Smokey Smith WWII, home school

Katie White, Coast Salish, Airport Elem

Sian Cornwall, Cougar Annie, Ucluelet Secondary

Lana Harach, Child Labour..in Canada, NIDES

Sierra Griffen, J.E.H. Griffin, Ucluelet Secondary

Local/Provincial/National Awards:

Canada’s History Medal

Abbie Dods, Jacques Cartier, John Howitt Elem

David Silver Porter, Totem Poles, John Howitt Elem

Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Literacy Award

Lucas Casemore, Home Children, Airport Elem

BC Historic Places Award

Tyra Wernet, Craigdarroch Castle, Aspen Park Elem

Capital Region Commission Award

Katherine Lyster, Fisgard Lighthouse, Aspen Park Elem

BC Magazine Award

Cole Champis, History of Ripple Rock, Queneesh Elem

United Empire Loyalists Award

Lille Wickman, “Loucks Family Farm – My Connection to War of 1812, Wickininnish Elem

Local History Award —Alberni District Historical Society

Sasha Huska, Courtenay Fire Dept, Valley View Elem

Taylor Shaw, K’Moks 1st Nation, Valley View Elem

Family History Award—Alberni Valley Genealogy Society

Cameron Gregory, Frank Gregory, Aspen Park Elem

Maritime History Award—Port Alberni Maritime Heritage Society

Danielle Robertson, Artic Hero-St.Roch, Valley View Elem

Industrial History or Forestry Award—Industrial Heritage Society

Seth Price, Mark Mosher, John Howitt

Ken Hughes Memorial Communications Award – Hughes Family

Ken Knudsen, Walkie-Talkie Canadian Invention, Airport Elem

Claire Everson, Big Houses –Then& Now, Aspen Park Elem

Centennial Award – Port Alberni Centennial Committee

Jayna Burton, Rick Hansen, Gill Elem

History of Science Award – Gillian Shearwater

Tyler Wenmann, Canadarm, Miracle Beach Elem

People’s Choice Award – AV Community Arts Council

Ashley Bowerman, Hedley, Gill Elementary

Student’s Choice Award – Alberni Valley Museum

Seth Price, Mark Mosher, John Howitt

Aesthetic Presentation Award—AV Times

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