Historians Gather

Posted: May 15, 2009

A Regional Heritage Fair on May 14th was a great opportunity for school students in the area to show just how important they consider their history.  The fair, hosted by District 16 at Nelson Rural School, involving more that 100 young people and 75 projects, gave youthful insights into the past of Miramichi, of New Brunswick and of the Maritime Provinces. The students from grades 4 to 9 presented  topics that interested them, were well researched and well exhibited to judges and members of the public. A number of presenters were singled out for special recognition at the close of the fair and all participants were congratulated for the work they evidently put in and the enthusiasm they showed for their chosen areas of interest. The event was organized by retired educator, Mr. Cyril Donahue, teacher Ellen Doyle and District 16 Enrichment Coordinator, Ann O’Neill-MacDonnell. The fair was supported by the New Brunswick Department of Wellness, Culture and Sport. Dr. Losier Middle School student Scott Bowes, was chosen to participate in the upcoming Provincial Heritage Fair to be held in Fredericton, at the Provincial Archives, Sunday May 24th. This is a correction from the initial announcement at the fair's conclusion. Visit photo gallery at http://www.district16.nbed.nb.ca/gallery/regional-heritage-fair .