Celebrating Young Scientists
Do you love science and have questions about how processes around us work? Do you have an idea on how you could help improve a problem in the world? We call all students from Grades K-12 in the Fraser Valley region (Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope, Mission, and Maple Ridge) to design a science fair project and positively affect our world through scientific discovery!
Each year the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair invites students from the public, private and home schools in the region to present. Students can participate as a class, group or individually. At the regional level students compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes including the chance to join Team BC and represent the Fraser Valley at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (all expenses paid).
The Canada-Wide Science Fair will be returning to Western Canada in 2020! The City of Edmonton will be hosting the week-long event where students from all across the country will be competing for close to $1 million dollars in cash, prizes and scholarships.
March 16, 2020: Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns
UFV is very mindful of the Provincial Health Officer’s recommendations regarding preventive personal hygiene measures, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, and travel recommendations. The health and safety of our science fair participants, visitors and volunteers is always our highest priority. We support the decision of UFV to cancel all large events, which includes the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair April 1-2 and the Science Open House and Awards Ceremony on April 4.
Over the next few days we will take the time to communicate with students, teachers, parents and sponsors regarding any commitments that have been made for the 2020 FVRSF. We ask that our participants and stakeholders be patient and provide our committee with time to formulate a process to deal with this cancellation.
The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair is organized entirely by volunteers, whose tireless efforts have made the FVRSF a great addition to our community. It saddens us to make this decision, but we will regroup and look forward to the 2021 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.
Dr. Lucy Lee (Chair), Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair