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Heritage Day

St. Norbert – 150 Years Ago! A Chain, a Step, Hundreds of Stories

Discover the rebellion, the families, the streets, the sights. Become familiar with St. Norbert’s unique and historically significant events. Help write another chapter together a special community that embraces diversity.

For several years, the St. Norbert Community Club has hosted a Heritage Day in early February to celebrate Riel Day. As part of this event, Heritage Saint-Norbert contributed a display plus a Heritage Day Poster Contest for local school children which filled the walls with their art. The subject of the posters reflected all aspects of the local heritage.

Date: Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
Location: St. Norbert Community Club

Kids Poster Contest

Create a poster describing historical people, families, cultures, buildings, streets, artifacts or events that are rooted in history. All posters will be displayed at the St Norbert Community Centre, Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020. Finalists from each category will be featured online. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each category. Keep in mind that posters come in different varieties – drawings, collages, sketches, paintings, scrapbooking, etc. are all accepted formats.


Kid-friendly sources of information are available online at In addition, a PDF file of the book “Revisiting St. Norbert” highlights families after which many of our streets are named (available upon request). Do you, or a family you know, have roots in St. Norbert? Maybe take a walk see the buildings, murals, parks (Place St. Norbert and St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park) steeped in history. Other examples:

  • Métis settlement
  • La Barrière Park
  • Chapel of our Lady of Good Help
  • Guillaume Charette
  • Floodway
  • Sister Theresa McDonell
  • Joseph Dubuc
  • Trappist Monastery
  • Behavioral Health Foundation
  • André Nault
  • Farmers Market
  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Sister Mary J. McDougall
  • Monsieur Joseph Lemay
  • Métis provisional government
  • Pierre Delorme
  • Schools
  • Fr. Jean-Marie Le Stanc
  • Fr. Charles Mestre
  • Oblate Fathers
  • Ambroise-Dydime Lépine
  • Bishop Taché
  • Churches
  • Louis “David” Riel
  • Père Noël-Ritchot
  • Jeanne Perreault
  • Bishop Joseph-Norbert Provencher
  • Bishop Grandin
  • Community Center
  • Place St. Norbert

Posters will be judged on visual appeal, creativity, use of all the page, legibility, and good overall historical accuracy of the information (use credible sources of information). Posters not following the criteria will be displayed, but not eligible for judging.

  • Grades 1 & 2:
    • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
    • No description necessary
  • Grades 3 & 4
    • 8.5″ x 14″ paper
    • Description two sentence minimum.
  • Grades 5 & 6:
    • 8.5″ x 11″ paper
    • Description five sentence minimum
  • All Categories must include:
    • a TITLE at the top of the page, and
    • the FIRST NAME in the bottom right corner.

Friday, January 24th, 2019. Projects can be dropped off at École Noël-Ritchot c/o Michelle Lavergne. Pick-up of projects can also be arranged at each school. Any inquiries or questions can be directed to

A big thanks to everyone who entered previous years’ poster contests, here are the results!

2018 | 2019 | 2020

Another big thank you to Michelle Lavergne for organizing the event. It would not have been possible without her.