Student Awarded City Prize at Heritage Fair

Student Awarded City of Charlottetown Prize at 2024 Heritage Fair
Posted on 05/16/2024
Aria Qadri has won the City of Charlottetown Prize at the Provincial Heritage Fair held April 30, 2024, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The City of Charlottetown Prize is awarded annually to a student who exhibits an outstanding project on an aspect of Charlottetown’s heritage. Qadri, a grade 6 student from Sherwood Elementary, won the prize for her project entitled Libanais à l'Î.P.É. The project explored the history of the Lebanese Community in the City of Charlottetown and on Prince Edward Island. The Lebanese people have been a part of Charlottetown since the 1880s and their impact on the culture has been immense.

This year’s Heritage Fair included 178 students from 24 schools across the province. The City of Charlottetown, along with provincial, federal and community representatives, has supported the Provincial Heritage Fair for many years. During the full day event, students exhibited their projects in the morning and, in the afternoon, they were treated to educational workshops.

The Heritage Fair program is an educational initiative that provides almost 2,000 students Island-wide with the opportunity to learn about their heritage and culture by creating a project on an aspect of Canadian history. Heritage Fairs are held at schools across the province where students from grades 5-9 present their projects to judges from their communities. The top projects chosen from each school go on to the Provincial Heritage Fair in Charlottetown at the Confederation Centre of the Arts where students compete to become one of 15 finalists.

Mayor Philip Brown presenting Aria Qadri with the City of Charlottetown prize.

Photo: Mayor Philip Brown presents the City of Charlottetown prize to Aria Qadri, a grade 6 student from Sherwood Elementary at the annual Provincial Heritage Fair.