New road sign commemorating British Home Children to be erected September 30

 Looking to visit the local British Home Child exhibit? Take British Home Child Lane just off County Road 2 east of Morrisburg at Crysler Marina.

Formerly known as Heritage Highway, the road is being officially renamed in honour of the roughly 130,000 children who were sent or brought to Canada between 1869 and the 1940’s. The ceremony is set for Friday, September 30 at 4 p.m.

British Home Child descendant Carol Thompson Goddard, with support from fellow BHC descendant Judy Neville, members of the Ontario East British Home Child Family, and working with the St. Lawrence Parks Commission and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, played an integral role in the road’s renaming.

Also located near the marina, at Aultsville Station is the British Home Child exhibit and the British Home Child Memorial Tree, both established in their current location in 2011 for the first Ontario British Home Child Day, September 28.

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