At the beginning of May, our local school district held the second annual Inquiry Fair at Lake Trail Middle School. Over 450 students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, representing 13 schools, participated in the one-day showcase. Students from different schools came and circulated the presentations, which were as varied as those who created them. Students saw virtual reality demonstrations, hands on demonstrations, and even an outdoor classroom designed by students. In addition to the 250 inquiry based presentations, students were treated to two performances. In the morning, GP Vanier’s Destination Imagination team lead by Lori Mazey and Dan Comeau, entertained the audience with their spontaneous creativity and wit. At the end of the month this team went on to finish 5th in the world at the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the afternoon, a drumming group from Queneesh Elementary School, led by Yolanda Lehton, entertained people with their energetic 'Drums Alive' performance. The Inquiry Fair features presentations of work students have done driven by a question of their choosing. Topics are of a personal interest, the students drive their own research and discovery, and then they present their process to a public audience. Students, parents, and teachers had a richly rewarding day. “This is a GREAT showcase of learning and wonderful dedication to what matters,” said District Curriculum Support Teacher Debbie Nelson of the event. Inquiry Fair coordinator and teacher, Andrew Ferneyhough commented, “The projects were diverse, and the energy was high, but the best part about these events is the one-on-one conversations that you have with individual students. They never cease to impress me with the astuteness of their observations and the passion with which they speak.” This event enriches the learning experience of all who participate and engage with it. Students are already talking about what they want to pursue next year based on their experiences from this year.