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A Barnardo’s Christmas in Canada: Part 2

The text of this special 1901 Christmas event for ‘Barnardo boys’ is somewhat confusing as to its location. Written by Edmund Struthers, manager of Barnardo’s Russell, Manitoba Farm Home, it first appears to have been held at the Winnipeg home … Continue reading

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A Barnardo’s Christmas in Canada: Part 1

Ah, Christmas—that celebration of light and greenery in the midst of short, cold, often grey days. We take it for granted these days but even a brief perusal of the history of Christmas reveals that the shape and character of … Continue reading

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The Christmas Tree Hunt

A Selection from Personal Mythologies It seems strange that of all my childhood memories of Christmas, only one seems to spring readily to mind—the annual Christmas tree hunt I enjoyed as a boy. But as a writer, I have to … Continue reading

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