This year, the Honourable Jocelyne Roy Vienneau, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, and His Honour, Mr. Ronald Vienneau were present to view the heritage projects and then participate in the Awards Ceremony, making this an extraordinary experience for all in attendance.
But, the day included much more than the judging. The students learned about the operation of the museum's unique outdoor cob oven, how to make their own small pizza and bake it in the cob oven. Eating their delicious wood-fired pizzas definitely made this activity a hit! Then, during a slide presentation and a short drama about Heinrich and Regina Stief, the students learned about the history of the Steeves family who immigrated to Albert County 250 years ago. A tour of the museum concluded the enrichment activities.
The grand finale of the day was the Awards Ceremony in the Courthouse. The Lieutenant-Governor, who is the Honourary Patron of the Provincial Heritage Fair program, delivered encouraging words of praise and congratulations to all the students for their impressive projects. What a memorable experience it was for each student to have their commemorative Regional Heritage Fair medallion presented by the Lt. Governor!
During the Awards Ceremony every student was presented with either a juried award trophy, an award plaque or a special prize.
This was definitely an historical day at the Albert County Museum.
Story submitted by Dawne McLean, RHF Coordinator, ASD-E; images by Richard Daley