Heritage Fairs

In 2008 the SCAA began participating in the Saskatchewan program by awarding a prize to the project in each region that best utilizes primary sources.  The SCAA also produced the SHF Participant Toolkit to help students and teachers with Archival definitions.

Though the program has changed since then, what has stayed the same for Heritage Fairs throughout has been the goals:

  • to create an environment where students are excited to learn and share;
  • to provide recognition for student achievement;
  • to celebrate cultural diversity and multiple perspectives;
  • to reveal connections between the past and present; and
  • to inspire Canadians to celebrate their place in history.

(Adapted from information provided by Heritage Saskatchewan)

Regional Heritage Fairs

Thank you to all who volunteered their time to help judge students from grades 4 - 8 who are participating in the Regional Heritage Fairs in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Swift Current and the Provincial Fair in 2017.

The Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA) with some of our member institutions judged for the Archives Award at each of the 2017 Regional Heritage Fairs. 

Moose Jaw - Western Development Museum


The Moose Jaw Regional Fair was held on Thursday, April 27.

Congratulations to Megan T., in Grade 5 at the Belle Plaine Colony School, on winning the Archives Award for her project on "Hutterite Women"

Regina - Campus Regina Public


The 2017 Regina Regional Heritage Fair will be held on Friday, May 5.

Congratulations to Madison V. on winning the Archives Award in 2016 for her project "Hungary to Canada"

Saskatoon - Western Development Museum


The 2017 Saskatoon Regional Fair will be held on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.

Congratulations to Roman L. on winning the Archives Award in 2016 for the project "From Kamin to Kranse"

Swift Current - Swift Current Museum


The Swift Current Regional Fair was held on Friday, April 28.

Congratulations to Sophie C. , in Grade 6 at All Saints Catholic School, on winning the Archives Award for the project on "Laura Secord"

Provincial Heritage Fair - Government House in Regina

Both SCAA and our friends at the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan (PAS) are always excited to support the Saskatchewan Heritage Fairs and recognize the effort of the youth of the province has put into their projects by offering a plaque for the project in each region that makes the best use of archival or primary materials.

At the Provincial Fair a project is similarly recognized for the Archives Award, but in addition to a plaque the winner is presented with a $500 cheque from SCAA and PAS.

This year the Provincial Heritage Fair will be held May 24.

Congratulations to Avery E. on winning the Provincial Archives Award in 2016 for his project on "The Spanish Influenza"