There will be a presentation entitled “Scottish Home Children”, to be given by Lorraine & Gordon Reoch - who are both BIFHSGO and St Andrew's Society members, from Vernon, Ontario - on Sunday 20th February at 2.30pm, at The Olde Forge Community Centre, 2730 Carling at Richmond in Ottawa. Details are shown below.
A Scots tea will be provided afterwards. No charge for the presentation; a $5 voluntary donation for the 4 pm tea is suggested. Reservations appreciated - Hugh or Frances Reekie - 613-728-5343 - h.reekie at ieee.org
Scottish Home Children
The story of William Quarrier, his determination to help others, and the story of four home children that he sent to Osgoode Township, Ontario. The four children - three boys and a girl - were orphaned at an early age and sent to Quarrier homes in Glasgow, Scotland. Their next journey was to Canada - with over a hundred other boys and girls. Some placements were great - but some left a lot to be desired.