Alberta & Northern Territories Division


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 […]

L to R: Capt. Ian Gillingham, Assistant Program Director Katelyn Bladen, Program Director Jason Wombold, Trudy Neveu, Leduc Thrift Store Manager, and Lorelei Gettle, District Manager.

Thrift Store Customers Donate $11K to Pine Lake Camp


During the month of May, Thrift Store customers across Alberta donated over $11K to help send kids to The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp. For families struggling to make ends meet, the cost of summer camps is something they just can’t afford. Donations like this make camp a reality for many children who would not otherwise get to go.

 “We would like to thank all of the Thrift Store customers who contributed to this donation,” said Captain Ian Gillingham, Divisional Youth Secretary. […]

Stampede Parade 2015

Participating in the Stampede Parade is a Summer Tradition


On a beautiful, sunny Friday in July, the Glenmore Temple Band marched in its 101st Calgary Stampede Parade!  New Glenmore Temple Corps Officers, Majors Guy and Donna Simms, had arrived in Calgary just days earlier to learn that their first Stampede experience would have them in the parade – not just watching it! “This is so exciting,” mused Major Donna, “We get to see over 200,000 people today in the streets of downtown Calgary.” Both Majors were also taking the ‘welcome […]

Sally Ann enjoying some games at our annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary.

Good Times at our 3rd Annual Stampede Breakfast


Yahoo! Live music, line dancing, kids games, plenty of pancakes and a beautiful sunny day made for good times for all at the 3rd Annual Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Stampede Breakfast. Sally Ann donned her cowgirl hat and joined in on the fun – playing twister with the kids and learning how to line dance! It was great to see so many families out enjoying the event and getting into the Stampede spirit!