Alberta & Northern Territories Division


New Paved Walking Path Gives More Freedom To Grace Manor Residents


It’s been an exciting August at The Salvation Army Grace Manor senior’s home in Edmonton. The residents now have a brand new, paved walking path that stretches 400 metres around the outside of their building. Now any resident, regardless of mobility level, will have access to fresh air and exercise on a safe, solid surface.

On opening day, Erna Zigash and some friends took their walkers out for a spin on the new path and had a great time. “This is […]

Mom Sofia with her son at our Moms & Tots camp at Pine Lake.

Soul Food at Moms & Tots Camp


Fifteen Alberta mothers and their combined 28 children were at The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp last week for this year's edition of Moms & Tots Camp, themed Soul Food: nutrition for the body, mind, and spirit. "This week gives families, who may not otherwise get a vacation, time to step away from the rigors of everyday life to spend some quality time together and try new things," stated Karen Livick, Executive Director of Community Services Calgary and leader of […]

Pine Lake Camp, wall climbers

A Day at Pine Lake Camp


It's 7:45 am, rise and shine campers! Okay, so those of us on the PR team were not at Pine Lake Camp that early but we did arrive just as bible study was finishing up and “options” was starting. Options happens twice a day as the kids are divided into groups to participate in climbing, low ropes, arts and crafts, mini golf, or canoeing. So that is where we joined in.

We got to talk to a number of kids. […]


Merry Christmas to All in Fort McMurray


Santa hats, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations in July? The Salvation Army of Fort McMurray kicked off a unique week of fundraising and public awareness with Melissa Blake, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, officially proclaiming July 13-19, 2015 “Christmas in July.” Events throughout the week included barbecues, a lunch and bake sale, a volunteer appreciation evening, Christmas Kettle collections at retail locations, and a traditional Christmas dinner with silent and live auction. The celebrations raised $41,575 for […]