Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Easter Event at the FRC in Calgary

Easter Event Brings Families Together in Calgary

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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 BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs and an ice cream treat. Each child also received a copy of the jelly bean prayer (complete with jelly beans) that […]

Students

Students Win Calgary Coat Drive Challenge

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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 Calgary,” says Randy Tronsgard, Charitable Gift Advisor (Major Gifts) for The Salvation Army. “Far too many Calgarians don’t have the proper clothing to stay warm, but […]

Flood Donation

Support From Community Crucial To Flood Relief Efforts

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When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is often the first on the scene – and it was no different when the waters rose in June 2013 and flooded much of Southern Alberta. The Salvation Army provided assistance to over 50,000 people in the early weeks after the flood, and continues to support those in need today. We could not provide the assistance we do without the tremendous support of our community, and one such community partner was Mark’s.

Immediately after the floods hit, they arrived with […]

Bread Program

Husky Energy Donations Give Hope To Albertans

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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, and spiritual care to those in need.

“The effects of the floods are long-term,” explains Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary of Public Relations & Development for […]

Family Day Dinner

Fellowship And Friendship At Family Day Dinner

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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 family for dinner,” says Major Colleen Wells, Director of Spiritual and Religious Care for The Salvation Army in Calgary.

The Salvation Army Community Services Calgary has been […]

Rodeo Burgers

Rodeo Burgers’ Tasty Round-Up For Charity!

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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 Edmonton Community and Family Services. “This is an important fundraiser for The Salvation Army, as the need for food continues beyond the Christmas season.” says David Dickinson, […]

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Calgary Toy Drive Raises Over 30,000 Toys

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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 Livick, Executive Director for The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary). “Can you imagine the look […]

Stahl Toy Drive

Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive Collects Over 800 Toys

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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 can come in and choose the toys for their kids, are provided wrapping paper and ribbon to wrap them, and put them under the […]

Conoco Donation

ConocoPhillips Canada Donation Offers Hope

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On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Lloyd Visser, Vice-President Environment & Sustainable Development for ConocoPhillips Canada, presented a cheque to The Salvation Army for $10,000.

“We were very pleased when the senior leadership team at ConocoPhillips Canada contacted us about a donation,” explains Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “Monetary donations like this go a long way in helping us serve the community at Christmas and throughout the year.”

This is the second […]

Agat Laboratories

AGAT Laboratories Donates $100,000 To The Salvation Army

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It is because of generous donors like AGAT Laboratories, that The Salvation Army can continue its work in restoring hope and dignity to Canada’s impoverished.

The Salvation Army wishes to thank the compassionate team at AGAT Laboratories for their ongoing support and for making it possible to care for our country’s less fortunate at Christmas and throughout the year!