Ruth’s Story

Ruth Barrow illustration


When you ran alone through the night all those years ago, you were sure you were going to a better place. The moment you stepped over the border, you trembled.

Here in Canada, you have managed to do a lot. You never would have imagined having so many bright, eager young faces peering up at you.

But it’s clear that there is still a lot of work to do. Maybe you won’t be able to help everyone — not in your lifetime — but you can help these children. Your voice is not silenced; you use it so that they can find theirs.

You celebrate the news of Confederation. For you, it’s another step closer to the country you imagine. With your friends, you attend a celebratory party in Black Creek, your voice ringing clear and proud.


What’s next? Find out what happened to Ruth after Confederation.