Alberta & Northern Territories Division

14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic

Edmonton’s Annual Golf Classic Raises $234,000 For New EDS Truck

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It was a picture perfect, hot summer day on June 7 as 156 golfers teed off at Highlands Golf Course in Edmonton for the 14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic. This year’s sold out tournament raised $234,000 toward the purchase of a new Community Response Unit (CRU) for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Edmonton.

“This tournament is a lot of fun,” said Bob Gallimore, chair of the tournament committee. “We see old friends and […]

Fort McMurray Information Centre, Salvation Army volunteers

Salvation Army Stationed At Info Centres In Fort McMurray

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As residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have begun re-entering their city after the wildfire forced them to evacuate, The Salvation Army is there to help welcome them back. Sixty Salvation Army volunteers from across Alberta were on hand to help set up welcome stations at the seven re-entry Information Centres around the city. Volunteers offered fresh coffee, snacks, and fruit for anyone who came by. They were greeted with a smile, a friendly “welcome back!” and an opportunity to chat […]

Gladys

Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

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Settling in Calgary brought many new challenges for Gladys and her family. Originally from Nigeria, they had immigrated to the UK, but with high unemployment and uncertainty, they decided to move to Canada to raise their little girl.

“Starting over again was hard,” says Gladys. “The high cost of shipping forced us to leave most of our belongings behind. We had no family or friends in Calgary and had to learn how to embrace a new culture. I had a lot […]