2017-18 Heritage Fair – Student Topics

Email or send Google Docs to gharris@scdsb.on.ca for questions, ideas and support.

This is updated often from January to February. If you find any broken links or better links, please let me know. Thanks.

Parent information regarding Heritage Fair  << Click here

Last update: Jan. 31, 2018

Topics are in alphabetical order by first name: Bobby Orr would be found under B. (Contact Mr. Harris if you can’t find info you need ~ email gharris@scdsb.on.ca)

Reliable websites include  Historica Canada    Canadian Encyclopedia    Canadian Biography       Canadian Archives for students

Reliable websites you may want some help with Archives of Ontario     Canadian Archives

Topics: some of the information may be old ~ check dates. Usually 2017 and 2018 are more accurate/up-to-date than older dated information. Let Mr. Harris know if info needs updating – Send a DOC or email to:  gharris@scdsb.on.ca

Air Canada

Alexandre Bilodeau

Algonquin People

Andre De Grasse

Astronauts    Chris Hadfield   Roberta Bondar


Avril Lavigne

Avro Arrow

Ballet of Canada

Barrie history

Barrie Symbols – Arch, Dream Catcher

Barrie Tornado

Baseball & Softball


Black History Month – February & many other links to Canadian Black History

Bluenose sailing ship

Bobby Orr


Brock, Sir Isaac  NEW Nov. 22/15

Canada becoming a country ~ Confederation

Canadian Air Force

Canadian Football League (CFL) and  Grey Cup

Canadian Inuit Dog

Canadian Wildlife


Carey Price

Carnaval _ Quebec now open Jan. 9, 2016

Casa Loma

Chris Hadfield

Chippewas of Rama, near Orillia

Cirque du Soleil

Citadel Hill – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Clara Hughes … here now Jan. 9, 2016, Autobiography in our library too!

CN Tower

Confederation ~ Canada becoming a country

Connor McDavid


Diabetes, Dr. Banting, Dr. Best, Insulin 



Dion Phaneuf    also see Toronto Maple Leafs


Education & Schools

Emily Carr

Emily Stowe

Endangered Canadian Animals   see Canadian Wildlife

Famous Five

Figure skating scandal – Jamie Sale and David Pelletier

First Nations – Rights

First Nations – Idle No More & Residential Schools 

First Nations – Myths

Fishing – Commercial

Flag, Maple Leaf



Freestyle skiing and snowboarding

Fur Trade   New Dec. 4, 2015

Gaming, video games

Gordie Howe


Grey Cup

Group of 7

Halifax Explosion

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Heather Moyse – Bobsleigh

Highway of Heroes

Hockey – Canadian Men’s Team

Hockey – General History

Hockey – early ice hockey history just before the NHL started

Hockey – Stanley Cup Lord Stanley

Hockey – Women’s Hockey

Howie Mandel

Huronia Regional Centre – mental health

Hurricanes   (so far just Juan 2003)

Ian Millar

In Flanders Fields … see John McCrae

Inuksuk   >>>  Inuit and Canadian governments prefer us to spell Inuksuk without the ‘h’

Jacques Plante

Johnny Bower

Jenny Trout

John McCrae    In Flanders Fields

John Tonelli

Kaillie Humphries

Karen Kain

L.M. Montgomery  Anne of Green Gables

Lake Louise

Laura Secord

Maple Syrup

Michael Wade

Micmac — Use … Aboriginals in Ontario    Chippewas of Rama, near Orillia

Miss Dance Canada    >> See Mr. Harris if you need more information. I don’t know enough about this to help much.

Montreal Canadiens >>> Ardagh library has very good non-fiction books and picture books

Montreal Massacre >>> This is sensitive information.

Moose >>>> go to Canadian Wildlife

National Ballet of Canada 

Niagara Falls

Pace maker inventor Dr. Bigelow

Peanut butter



Quebec –  Carnaval   now open Jan. 9, 2016

Railway (CPR)


Rick Mercer

Rights – Childrens’ Rights

Rights – Womens’ Rights     Famous 5

Rights – Womens’ Voting Rights in Canada

Roberta Bondar – 1st female Canadian astronaut

Robert Bateman

Robert Munsch

Rosie MacLennan

Samuel de Champlain

Sarah Burke

Shannon Szabados


Sick Kids Hospital

Simcoe Hotel   >>> Google search is all I can come up with.

Simon Whitfield

Sir John A. Macdonald   Now open Jan. 10, 2016

Sled dog   >>> Canadian Inuit Dog

Softball & Baseball

Spanish flu 1918

Stem cells

Steve Nash  now open Jan. 10, 2016

Ted Harrison

Terry Fox

Tim Hortons – store and the man and the hockey player

Toronto Maple Leafs


Underground Railroad

Vancouver Canucks

Vimy Ridge

Wayne Gretzky

Willie O’Ree

Winnipeg Jets     Up to date now  Jan. 10, 2016

World War 1 and 2  > are too big to be a topic > you need to pick a specific focus > e.g., Vimy Ridge, Dieppe, Women in WW2 …

World War 1

World War 2



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