Disaster Alley in Calgary
The cold weather didn’t prevent Calgarians from showing up in large numbers to learn about the wide range of disaster services offered during the 2014 City of Calgary Disaster Alley. Over 1,800 people braved the cold temperatures at McMahon Stadium to experience Calgary’s largest preparedness event showcasing over 30 Agencies who assist in emergencies and  […]

Red Shield Appeal Gets Updated Call to Action

Posted on 2nd May 2014, by Alberta
The Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal is taking on a new face this May, starting with Edmonton and Calgary, as we ask you to donate using your cell phone. As a new initiative, and to continue on with The Salvation Army’s tradition of fundraising in May, we’re campaigning with Text-to-Donate over the next 31  […]

Easter Event Brings Families Together in Calgary

Posted on 25th April 2014, by Alberta
Easter Event at the FRC in Calgary
The day started with snow on the ground and cool temperatures, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 225 people who attended the first annual Easter Event at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre on Saturday, April 19. Families enjoyed egg painting, egg decorating, and cross making activities, as well as tasty  […]

Students Win Calgary Coat Drive Challenge

Posted on 31st March 2014, by Alberta
On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, teachers, parents and a group of students from Samuel W. Shaw School enjoyed a comprehensive tour of The Calgary Stampeders home turf at McMahon Stadium after winning our annual Coat Drive Challenge last fall. “It’s encouraging to see the younger generation take an active role in helping the impoverished in  […]

Husky Energy Donations Give Hope To Albertans

Posted on 11th March 2014, by Alberta
Bread Program
2013 was a difficult and challenging year for Albertans. In June and July, the great Alberta floods devastated and ravished communities across Southern Alberta. Thousands were displaced and the monumental task of rebuilding their lives seemed insurmountable. In the midst of the flood disaster, The Salvation Army gathered it’s forces and provided food, hydration, clothing,  […]

Fellowship And Friendship At Family Day Dinner

Posted on 26th February 2014, by Alberta
Family Day Dinner
On February 17, 2014, over 500 meals were served at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in downtown Calgary to families, seniors from the East Village, and individuals staying at the Centre. “It’s always wonderful to see the happy, smiling faces of individuals, couples, and families as they gather around the table as a big  […]

Rodeo Burgers’ Tasty Round-Up For Charity!

Posted on 10th February 2014, by Alberta
Rodeo Burgers
Despite frigid temperatures and extreme wind chill (cold enough to shock even the most hardy Albertan!), Edmontonians braved it all to support a worthy cause, and warm up with a free and delicious burger from Rodeo Burgers! The great folks at Rodeo Burgers hosted a fundraiser for The Salvation Army, whereby food donations were being accepted for  […]

Calgary Toy Drive Raises Over 30,000 Toys

Posted on 7th January 2014, by Alberta
Over 30,000 toys were collected during the Toy Angels campaign between November 6 to December 20, 2013, and that means thousands of Calgary kids had something special waiting for them to open on Christmas morning.  “It’s incredible, it takes your breath away, to look upon the mountain of toys piled high to the ceiling,” expresses Karen  […]

Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive Collects Over 800 Toys

Posted on 20th December 2013, by Alberta
Stahl Toy Drive
Wednesday December 11th, was a joy-filled day here at The Salvation Army in Edmonton. For the seventh year, the staff and customers from Stahl Peterbilt collected toys to donate to our Community & Family Services (CFS) Christmas program. This year, over 800 toys were donated! The toys are distributed from our CFS warehouse where parents  […]