Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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Fort McMurray: After The Fire

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“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta.

As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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  • The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band

    Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

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    Celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band made a visit to Alberta where they performed five concerts in just three days!

    The tour began with a stop at Banff’s Central Park surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Locals and tourists alike popped by and threw down blankets on the grass to take in the performance.

    The next stop was Calgary’s Heritage Park where the band performed as part of The Salvation Army’s annual Donut Day festivities. The sun was […]

    Pine Lake Camp

    New Programs At Pine Lake Camp Bring Smiles

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    The craft area at The Salvation Army’s Pine Lake Camp is covered in partially constructed wooden birdhouses in various stages of gluing and nailing. Small, intent little faces are concentrating hard on making them just right. Josh, a first-time camper, just finished making his first birdhouse. "This is my birdhouse. I made it," he says proudly with a big smile. "I've never made one before!"

    Making bird houses is just one of many new options available to campers this summer at […]

    Guitar JAMing In Medicine Hat

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    Music filled the air at the Medicine Hat Corps as students from the Guitar JAM program showed off their new and improved guitar playing skills for a crowd of over 300 people. The students ranged in age from grade schoolers to seniors but in all of them you could see their excitement to perform, their determined focus while playing and their smiles upon hearing the applause. Some even showed off their vocal skills as well.

    “Music is a gift, it brings […]