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NEWS RELEASE · 18th May 2010
Northwest Regional Heritage Fair committee members are expecting this Friday's event in Terrace to exceed the success of last year’s fair.

With only a few days left before the event, schools are feverishly submitting their registrations and getting their students ready for the event.

"We are receiving registrations from many schools across the northwest, as teachers are very eager to have their students participate," said committee chair, Colleen Austin.

"Teachers and students are embracing this opportunity to step outside the box and learn about our Heritage through the eyes of our youth.”

On Friday May 21st, students will embark on a daytime cultural tour, which includes a visit to the Heritage Park Museum, a tour of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art and the Kitsumgallum Cemetery with local historian, Yvonne Moen. Students will then setup their presentations for judging at Skeena Jr. Secondary School.

"I am very excited about the schedule of events for the fair," said committee member, Arjunna Miyagawa. "We have everything for families from fun outdoor activities to live entertainment to great food being served."

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their displays in the hope of receiving an award or possibly a trip to the 2010 Provincial Fair which is being held in WellsBarkerville in July.

"We are looking forward to seeing many new faces this year and hope family members come and join in on all the excitement," said Austin. "There are many awards and prizes to be won as well as goodie bags being given to all participants."

The 2010 Northwest Regional Heritage Fair is a free event, which is open to the public, with the evening portion taking place at Skeena Jr. For more information and a full schedule of events click here