Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Harvest Brunch

Edmonton’s Harvest Brunch & Auction Celebrates 20 Years


October 26, 2013, wasn’t just another Saturday for The Salvation Army – it was a day full of strategy, fun, laughter, fellowship, and food all for a good cause. The 20th Annual Harvest Brunch & Auction raised just over $66,000 towards an industrial kitchen for Edmonton Community Crossroads. Crossroads operates outreach programs in an inner city area well known for homelessness, prostitution, and drug use.

To help Crossroads out, The Salvation Army Harvest Brunch & Auction Committee decided that funds raised […]

Coat Drive

Salvation Army Coat Drive Sees Record Numbers


The Calgary Stampeders and Calgary’s Classic Rock Q107 promised that this year’s coat drive would see record numbers, and they were right! Thanks to Jeff and Sarah, from the Jeff and Sarah morning show on Classic Rock Q107, and countless hours of hard work from the Calgary Stampeders marketing team, awareness of the event sky rocketed. Through donations from generous Q107 listeners and loyal Calgary Stampeders fans, the coat drive brought in 4088 coats! Calgary schools also participated in a […]

Grand Opening

Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Grand Opening in Calgary


The Grand Opening of The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre

The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and Eliza Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation were joined by Salvation Army staff to celebrate the opening and dedication. The building, formerly known as […]

Train Derailment

Salvation Army Serving First Responders At Calgary Train Derailment


The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is getting plenty of opportunity to be of service this year. On Wednesday, September 11, The Salvation Army in Calgary was called into action after a CP train carrying a flammable liquid used in oil pipelines derailed. Eight rail cars left the tracks and six flipped on their side. A natural gas line also ruptured during the incident.

“We started serving coffee and snacks yesterday and worked late into the night.” Says Lieut. Nyree Bond, […]

Telus Calgary

TELUS “Socks For SOX” Fundraising Campaign A Hit


(L to R) David Dickinson, The Salvation Army; Ron New and Jeff Allen, TELUS; Leslie Stuart, The Salvation Army – Edmonton.

There are some long roads in life – literally. For those in our community who are walking those roads every day, looking for the next place for food, clothing, shelter, or all of the above, the gift of new socks is immeasurable.

Thanks to an annual charitable initiative at TELUS called “Socks for SOX”, those in need of assistance throughout Alberta […]

Weston Foundation

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Helps With Alberta Flood Recovery


On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Mark Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, along with management from Extra Foods in High River, gathered at The Salvation Army Disaster Assistance Centre to witness first hand the extensive work The Salvation Army is doing to aid in the Alberta flood relief efforts. A generous donation of $75,000 from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation was presented to Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary of Public Relations & Development for The Salvation Army. The money […]


Disaster Assistance Centre Making Impact


“It’s amazing to see how much of an impact we are having here in High River,” says Garry Pearce, Re-Entry Coordinator with The Salvation Army. “One day a woman came to the Disaster Assistance Centre and noticed we were serving lunch. She told me she had been back in her house for two weeks with no power and was living off a diet of mainly granola bars. Many of the restaurants in town are still closed and residents don’t have […]


Community Ministries Coordinator Finds Strength Through Helping Others


Lynn Spencer is the coordinator for The Salvation Army’s family services, food bank and children’s programming. She has been living with her family in High River for a number of years, so it’s not the first time she’s experienced flooding in her town. “We lost our entire basement and our garage” Lynn says with a sigh, referring to the 2013 June floods that forced hundreds of High River residents from their homes. “It’s the […]


Continued Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta


Flood Relief Update – July 29, 2013:

It is now more than a month since The Salvation Army received the first call to assist those who were being evacuated in High River due to the rising flood waters. Since that first call to feed 100 evacuees on June 20, when two Emergency Disaster Services workers and the Calgary Community Response Unit (CRU) responded, we have had up to 8 CRU’s and hundreds of personnel & volunteers responding in Canmore, Morley, Exshaw, Drumheller, Medicine […]

Donut Day

The Salvation Army Marks 120 Years In Edmonton With Donut Day


1,000 donuts, 1,000 smiles, and a day of sunshine… that’s what we call a successful Donut Day! Situated in historic Fort Edmonton Park, The Salvation Army set up on the train platform and greeted visitors of the park with smiles and free donuts to celebrate 120 years in Edmonton. Serving donuts also commemorates a Salvation Army tradition dating back to 1917, during the First World War when Salvation Army volunteers made donuts to boost morale of troops on the front lines.

The backdrop had all the […]