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COVID-19 Updates

March 05, 2021

In 2021, the Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair (ORHF) Committee will be hosting the fair online. The committee recognizes that we are in unprecedented times and aims to provide students the opportunity to explore an aspect of Canadian history and heritage in a virtual learning environment.

What is the Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair?

The Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair (ORHF) is a bilingual non-profit organization dedicated to the history education of Canada’s young people. The fair is run entirely by volunteers. The ORHF works in partnership with educators, its partners, and volunteers, and with historical and heritage communities to host a bilingual fair that brings together youth from across the Ottawa Region. The fair engages students from three school boards across the Ottawa area, indigenous communities, and homeschoolers in the exploration of their local, regional, and national history, heritage, and culture. The ORHF is an educational initiative that encourages students from grades four to ten to explore an aspect of Canadian history and heritage in a dynamic and captivating learning environment. Teachers can use the Fair program to help meet their curriculum objectives.

How do they work?

On an annual basis, the ORHF hosts a one day bilingual exhibition showcasing history and heritage themed projects researched by students from grades 4-10. Students use the medium of their choice to share their learning about Canadian heroes and legends, milestones and achievements. The projects are adjudicated by volunteer judges and student excellence is recognized through a variety of community–based awards. This celebration which can involve up to 300 students, also includes cultural entertainment and educational workshops.

The 2021 Ottawa Regional Heritage Fair is Going “Virtual”

March 05, 2021

We are excited to announce that we will be holding this year’s fair online. Our Committee has been working hard to organize a virtual fair that will give students the opportunity to not only explore an aspect of Canadian history and heritage but to also celebrate the results of their efforts in a virtual learning environment.