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Richmond students showcase their roots at regional heritage fair

Posted on: May 11, 2023

Students from all over Richmond are coming together at the Richmond Regional Heritage Fair to showcase and learn more about Canadian history and their own roots.

The fair, which is being held at the Richmond Cultural Centre, features projects shortlisted from creations by more than 300 local students. 

One of these students is Hailey Wong, a grade five student from Homma elementary, whose project tells the tale of her experience of moving from Hong Kong to Richmond nine months ago.

“I feel like it’s important for people to know about my background, and (I want) to make people feel like they’re not the only ones who moved from somewhere to Richmond,” Wong explained.

As she stood beside her display of photographs and diary-like entries detailing her move, Wong beamed with excitement.

“I feel like I’m proud of my heritage,” she said.

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