Saturday, January 17, 2009

2009 is Year of the British Home Child in New Brunswick, Canada

New Brunswick in Canada leads the way in declaring 2009 the Year of the British Home Child.

Descendants of Home Children, children sent to Canada from 1869 to 1948 as child immigrants by British organizations like Barnardo's, are still working to have 2009 named as the Year of the British Home Child across Canada.

2009 is the 140th anniversary of the arrival of the first group of these child emigrants.

"A special year for home children's descendants", published Saturday January 17th, 2009. "History Province the first in Canada to recognize contribution of the British boys and girls brought to Canada a century ago" by Tammy Scott-Wallace. Telegraph-Journal, from Belleisle Creek:

For more about British Home Children, see the British Home Children Descendants website:

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