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Flin Flon Students are Part of a Heritage Fair.

 

Eleven grade 5 to 9 students from Flin Flon schools are traveling to Winnipeg next week to participate in the Red River Heritage Fair.  The main organizer James Dykstra says they want students to learn more about our nations past under the theme Canadian Heritage and that suggests something that shaped Canada so there’s an idea there that it’s historical but it can be pretty wide open as it can be music, art or politics.  He says a lot of people will tell you Canadian history is boring and what they are trying to do is to encourage the kids to find a part of Canada that they say that’s cool I’m excited to be Canadian.

            

  Some of the themes our students researched are the Flin Flon smoke stack, former NHL goalie Jacques Plante and the quest for the Northwest Passage.

             

The fair takes place at the University of Winnipeg on Thursday.  There are over 200 students taking part with Flin Flon students the only ones from outside Winnipeg.

 

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