January 21, 2015

Our Grade 8 assembly presentation this morning! They all seemed very engaged and had LOTS and LOTS of questions after! Thank You Susan Hall for recommending us!








January 20, 2015

Upcoming BHCARA Events & Presentations!

Joint meeting with SCHA, BHA & The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 147
When: Tues. Mar. 24, 2015 -7:30 p.m.
Where: Royal Canadian Legion- Dr. W.C. (Bill) Little Branch 147
410 St. Vincent St. (off Ferris Lane), Barrie


April 8th- the...

January 17, 2015



The Tide of Immigration, part of the Canadian National Pictorial Series
About 6:30 mins into this clip is vintage footage of girls at Hazelbrae, including this little girl, nameless, who heading is "Future Canadian Bride"


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January 12, 2015

The Registry Angels have arrived and we are getting lots of help now with getting the entries up to date - I've been behind by something like 150!! So if you've been waiting, you should start receiving confirmation e-mails soon! As well, we are making headway with gett...

January 11, 2015

Our Manitoba page has been officially launched this morning. We've been loading it up with information and have more to add. We are looking for administrators from Manitoba who are able to run the page for us. Let us know if you can help!


Check it out here

January 8, 2015



New for our BHCARA collection! A Fegan Roll of Honour Medal WITH the scroll which would have been presented with it!! We have several Good Conduct Medals from Barnardo's (some in our display at Black Creek Pioneer Village, one now with the Canadian Museum of History...

January 4, 2015

A new format for the BHCARA, on trial are new associate pages. British Home Children were sent all over Canada, but Ontario seems to have it's fair share of attention. To help focus the attention on our different provinces we have launched our first Provincial Associat...

January 4, 2015


Just purchased at auction...this amazing little collection of original registers and information regarding the National Children's Home. These should be arriving soon!!! All this NAC home talk this morning got me searching...found and purchased!

January 1, 2015


One of the things the BHCARA like to do is to keep in touch with our community members. This past April we travelled to London, Ontario to help celebrate the surviving BHC Walter Goulding's 106th birthday. In this photo with us is also surviving BHC George Beardshaw....

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