Fort McMurray: After The Fire

Posted on 21st July 2016, by Alberta
Fort mcMurray wildfire regrowth
“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta. As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will  […]

Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

Posted on 15th July 2016, by Alberta
The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band
Celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band made a visit to Alberta where they performed five concerts in just three days! The tour began with a stop at Banff’s Central Park surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Locals and tourists alike popped by and threw down blankets on the grass to take  […]

New Programs At Pine Lake Camp Bring Smiles

Posted on 9th July 2016, by Alberta
Pine Lake Camp
The craft area at The Salvation Army’s Pine Lake Camp is covered in partially constructed wooden birdhouses in various stages of gluing and nailing. Small, intent little faces are concentrating hard on making them just right. Josh, a first-time camper, just finished making his first birdhouse. "This is my birdhouse. I made it," he says  […]

Guitar JAMing In Medicine Hat

Posted on 29th June 2016, by Alberta
Southern Alberta
Music filled the air at the Medicine Hat Corps as students from the Guitar JAM program showed off their new and improved guitar playing skills for a crowd of over 300 people. The students ranged in age from grade schoolers to seniors but in all of them you could see their excitement to perform, their  […]
14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic
It was a picture perfect, hot summer day on June 7 as 156 golfers teed off at Highlands Golf Course in Edmonton for the 14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic. This year’s sold out tournament raised $234,000 toward the purchase of a new Community Response Unit (CRU) for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster  […]

Salvation Army Stationed At Info Centres In Fort McMurray

Posted on 6th June 2016, by Alberta
Fort McMurray Information Centre, Salvation Army volunteers
As residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have begun re-entering their city after the wildfire forced them to evacuate, The Salvation Army is there to help welcome them back. Sixty Salvation Army volunteers from across Alberta were on hand to help set up welcome stations at the seven re-entry Information Centres around the city. Volunteers offered  […]

Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

Posted on 25th May 2016, by Alberta
Settling in Calgary brought many new challenges for Gladys and her family. Originally from Nigeria, they had immigrated to the UK, but with high unemployment and uncertainty, they decided to move to Canada to raise their little girl. “Starting over again was hard,” says Gladys. “The high cost of shipping forced us to leave most  […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

Posted on 13th May 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Edmonton, May 13, 2016 – The Salvation Army has now raised $651,524 for the Alberta fire response efforts. While The Salvation Army is still serving food to some of the first responders, we are experiencing increased demand for our assistance from Fort McMurray evacuees across the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing  […]