True Grit Award Winner a Voice for the Marginalized

Posted on 15th December 2017, by Alberta
True Grit Award Winner a Voice for the Marginalized
AB HOME This fall, The Salvation Army’s own Pamela Spurvey was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for True Grit. The award honours successful efforts to reduce stigma, encourage recovery, and strengthen programs and services in the area of mental health and addiction. Pamela Spurvey is a devoted mother of five and grandmother of three. She  […]

A Letter of Thanksgiving

Posted on 5th October 2017, by Alberta
A Letter of Thanksgiving
My name is Darren and I have been through a lot in my life, but this past year has been overly stressful. I’ve been struggling with many aspects of my life, from medical to financial to losing my job… I was always trying to find ways to make ends meet. Being a father of 3  […]
Calgary's Long-Standing Backpack Program Offers a Twist This Year
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  […]

Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services Team

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Alberta
Lethbridge's Emergency Disaster Services Team
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  […]

Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music

Posted on 5th July 2017, by Alberta
Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music
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  […]