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2009 Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair

May 2nd marked the closing ceremonies of the 7th Annual Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair. Judges were tasked with marking 55 projects from Richmond and Delta schools ranging from Grade 3 to Grade 10.

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Among the winners was Nicholas Laviolette, Gr. 4  student from Gilmore Elementary, whose project was entitled “History of Steveston & Gulf of Georgia Cannery.”

Nicholas enthusiastically talked about creating a model of Steveston village and the photographs he took while touring the Cannery. Also on display was the transcript of an interview with Jim Kojima. There were a variety of photographs and descriptions of Steveston in its heyday as a thriving fishing village.  Among the sources referenced was My Monster Cannery by Nat McHaffie. Nicholas illustrated a solid understanding of the history of Steveston and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

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He aptly deserved the Historic Places Award that was presented to him by Linda Reid, M.L.A.  Congratulations, Nicholas!

text and photos courtesy of Maria Lynch

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