Our October Toronto Branch meeting took place on Monday, October 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).
Local historian Emma Kent joined us online from Ottawa to explore the history of British Home Children through the memories of one. Emma Kent’s grandfather Jack came to Canada in 1927 as a Home Child, one of more than 100,000 children sent from Britain between 1869 and 1932 to be placed with rural families. In 2006, he recorded his recollections on tape. Emma will share his story in Grandpa Jack: The British Home Children.
We began the evening with a short presentation by Beth Adams titled Sometimes “home” is a cottage instead of a house.
This was a “hybrid” meeting. Some attendees watched the presentation live online. Others joined us in person at Lansing United Church at 49 Bogert Avenue in north Toronto, near the Sheppard subway station (masks were encouraged).
The presentations were recorded and are now available to view until about November 29. Click here to find the recordings.
Watch our Calendar for information about events coming up in the months ahead.