Honourable Mention for Lethbridge Heritage Fair Participant

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Lethbridge – The Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair is an annual event that is held at the Galt Museum & Archives. Every year, this event provides opportunities for students in the region to research and prepare a public display on a topic of their choice that relates to an aspect of heritage in southern Alberta. Every year, the museum’s Viewing Gallery is crowded with student projects, interested parents and members of the public. This year, the recognition from the event reached a national level.

Kylee Campmans was one of two finalists from southern Alberta who were recommended by the judges for advancement to the national Heritage Fair. Campmans’ project was on musician Carl Quin. “Carl Quinn is a famous Cree musician who mixes rock, pop, country, traditional and electronica music to create a unique sound.” Says Campmans, “His music is really catchy and cool! He is also a retired Chief, an activist and a family man.”

Of the approximately 56,000 students who submitted a project to a regional heritage fair across every province and territory in Canada, 80 finalists are selected to turn their project into a video to submit to the national heritage fair selection committee. Campmans’ impressive project, which included an interview with Quin, was one of the few honourable mentions from the national selection committee.

“Kylee’s project was very well researched and she passionately displayed her work,” says Ashley Henrickson, Museum Educator at the Galt Museum & Archives. “Our judges at the Southern Alberta Heritage Fair were incredibly impressed and we knew she would do wonderfully at the national level. It is great to see her hard work recognized in such a prestigious competition.”

The next Southern Alberta Heritage Fair is scheduled for May 5, 2019. Contact Museum Educator Ashley Henrickson at ashley.henrickson@galtmuseum.com for details if you are interested in participating.