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Grand Opening Held for New Centre of Hope in Whitehorse

Posted on 13th October 2017, by Alberta
Grand Opening Held for New Centre of Hope in Whitehorse
Sitting in a picturesque valley quietly surrounded by forest and wildlife, the city of Whitehorse, Yukon, was buzzing with excitement on October 6 as The Salvation Army held their official grand opening for the new Centre of Hope. The event began with a prayer, noting we should all “work for good” from Elder Ann Smith,  […]

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  […]

Canon Ridge Garden Program Creates Community

Posted on 28th September 2017, by Alberta
Canon Ridge Garden Program Creates Community
When the Canon Ridge garden was started in May, it was initially to show children attending the After School  Zone Program how to grow and care for plants. In the months since, it has grown into a major food source and rallying point for the local community. “To be honest, when we first started it  […]
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  […]

Pine Lake Camp Welcomes Kids from All Walks of Life

Posted on 24th August 2017, by Alberta
Pine Lake Camp Welcomes Kids from All Walks of Life
The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp is a special place. Aside from the abundant natural beauty, there is a feeling of community that draws campers back year after year. Kids aged 7-16 come from all over the province to spend a week at camp to visit old friends and make new ones, choose and enjoy activities that  […]

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  […]

Berkshire’s Young at Heart Seniors Build Community

Posted on 26th June 2017, by Alberta
Berkshire’s Young at Heart Seniors Build Community
When Margaret McPherson came to her first tai chi class at The Salvation Army’s Berkshire’s Citadel, she wasn’t sure what to expect. In the midst of recovering from a serious health issue, Margaret felt the need to get her body moving. At the class’s break time, she was invited to attend that Sunday’s special Thanksgiving  […]

Edmonton’s Grace Manor Creates a Home for Seniors

Posted on 19th June 2017, by Alberta
Grace Manor Edmonton
When Bob* (a nickname bestowed upon her by her grandchildren) first came to Edmonton’s Grace Manor over 15 years ago, she wasn’t sure what to expect. The facility was transitioning into a new building and shifting from women’s only programming to an assisted living facility that would accommodate both men and women aged 65 or  […]

15th Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $233,000 for Camp

Posted on 12th June 2017, by Alberta
15th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic
It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the first Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic was held in Edmonton. Those first few event years were lean, but with hard work and our very dedicated sponsors and committee members, the tournament regularly brings in over $200,000 a year. In total, the golf tournament has  […]