100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

New School In Canada

The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882. The first open-air ‘meetings’ or worship services were held in 1882 by British immigrants who had known the Army in their homeland. The Salvation Army in Canada adopted founder William Booth’s philosophy of “soup and salvation” and developed comprehensive social service programs to aid to poor and needy. In 1908 the first Salvation Army “thrift store” opened in Toronto. In 1911 the first Juvenile Detention Centre was established in Manitoba and turned over to the Army to operate. That same year a farm colony was established in the town of Coombs, British Columbia.

On August 26, 1912 the French Creek school opened in Coombs, Canada.

French Creek School
1912

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