On This Day In History: April 26

In 1905, the first immigrant ship chartered by The Salvation Army, the SS Vancouver, set sail from Liverpool, England for Canada with more than 1,000 newcomers on board. Over the next two years, The Salvation Army was able to bring 20,000 newcomers to Canada including farm boys The Salvation Army trained so they could find work farming when they arrived. Over time with the help of The Salvation Army, more than 250,000 immigrants came to make a new life in Canada.

Boy Farmers