Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Calgary's backpack program for back-to-school

Calgary’s Long-Standing Backpack Program Offers a Twist This Year

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With the end of summer break on the horizon, many families may be looking at budgets already stretched and wondering how they’ll be able to pay for school supplies for the upcoming year.

The Salvation Army has a long-standing backpack program that supplies kids from elementary school up to high school with much-needed school supplies. With the average cost of a filled backpack ranging from $30 in elementary up to $180 for students in high school, the program helps relieve much of the […]

Pine Lake Camp, archery

Pine Lake Camp Welcomes Kids from All Walks of Life

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The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp is a special place. Aside from the abundant natural beauty, there is a feeling of community that draws campers back year after year. Kids aged 7-16 come from all over the province to spend a week at camp to visit old friends and make new ones, choose and enjoy activities that peak their interests, and connect with the outdoors.

Every summer Pine Lake Camp hosts 450 kids from all over the province. The camp welcomes kids from […]

Capt. Isobel Lippers, Lethbridge Corps Officer

Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services Team

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The first time that the team of Salvation Army volunteers from Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program took their brand new community response vehicle out, it was so new that the city’s health inspector had to certify the truck while the team was serving food for the very first time. A grass fire had erupted along the edge of the city and the team had mobilized to provide food for the city’s first responders. Since then, the EDS program in […]

Calgary Citadel Band in 1892

Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music

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This year is a pretty big one for the Glenmore Temple Band as they are celebrating their 125th anniversary. Formed in 1892, the band has been providing Calgary with music at community events, seniors’ residences, worship services, the Stampede Parade, and at Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.

In fact, Glenmore Temple Band is the longest participating band in the Calgary Stampede Parade, having only been absent from three parades in 105 years. Today the band is made up of 37 volunteer musicians ranging in age […]