Helping Canada’s Young People

With nine children of their own, Garfield and wife Reta strongly believed that young men and women could make Canada greater by broadening their horizons with education and travel. A series of exchanges were organized for British and Canadian teenagers. In 1953, 50 Canadian girls traveled to London to join 50 British girls for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Garfield said that “the days of adventure are not over, their outward appearance has only changed. There is still a challenge in this world for young Canadians to go out and bring honour to their homeland.”