100 Years Ago Today

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

Benefit Concert in Canada

Since the beginning of the war in Europe, the International Committee of the Red Cross based in Switzerland has called upon the national Red Cross societies across the world to support it in its new tasks to assist the millions of people who were falling victim to the conflict.


Many volunteers flock to join the ICRC and many benefits are organized to raise money. The Canadian Red Cross was established in the fall of 1896 as an affiliate of the British Red Cross Society. The Canadian Red Cross Society Act (1909) legally established the Red Cross as the corporate body in Canada responsible for providing volunteer aid in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

On February 5, 1915 a Patriotic Concert was held in Toronto, Canada at Auditorium Hall to benefit the Canadian Red Cross Society.



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