Without further ado, I would like to announce the 2016/2017 Alumni Team!
- Julia – Kamloops-Thompson Rivers
- Lucas – Rivers to Sea
- Siobhan (S2S) – Sea to Sky
- Anisha – Delta-Surrey
- Sage – North Island
- Heather – North Island
- Matthew – Vancouver
- Abrielle – Vancouver
- Benjamin – South Island
- Jaia – Richmond
- Gita – Richmond
- Vedanshi – Richmond
- Veronica – Richmond
Last year, the alumni tackled the theme of the “Internet”. They investigated questions related to how the society could grow their online presence. As a result, the BC Heritage Fair Society saw an increased number of blogs and video posts created by the Alumni team. Also, thanks to suggestions from the Alumni Team, The Society has their very own Instagram account. We’re on Youtube, too! (Check it out : https://www.youtube.com/user/BCHeritageFairs )
In the coming year, there are no plans to stop these exciting initiatives! The Alumni will continue to work on maintaining a strong online presence. They will update this site with monthly blog posts, and they will also help create content for our Facebook Page. Participation in these online communities will be instrumental in helping the society reach new audiences.
Speaking of communities… This is precisely the focus of this year’s theme. This year, the Alumni Council will explore the relationship between history and community. For example, we will discuss questions such as: Why is it important for communities (local, provincial, or national) to pay tribute to important historical events, people, and places? How do communities benefit from celebrating the past? Moreover, how can organizations such as BCHFS and the Alumni Team help communities connect to their past?
It is sure to be a very exciting year. Stay tuned for Alumni bios!