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Bruce Bowie wins teh AFP National Philanthropy Award in Edmonton for his years of service at The Salvation Army
Always a voice of compassion and advocacy for the marginalized, well-known Edmonton radio personality Bruce Bowie has been on The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board for 18 years. He’s a dedicated volunteer and an always engaging host at the many events he has emceed for the Army over the years. This year, The Salvation Army was  […]

Rex Murphy and $200,000 Kick-Off Calgary Kettle Campaign

Posted on 22nd November 2016, by Alberta
Photo courtesy Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia
Political commentator and media personality Rex Murphy captivated the audience of 600 people at the Hope in the City Luncheon in Calgary. The event kicked off the 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which aims to raise one million dollars. Murphy’s address spoke to The Salvation Army’s persistent, though often quiet, response to need in society. “Spirit  […]

Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

Posted on 21st November 2016, by Alberta
By her own admission, Jacci Bibeau is one fussy volunteer. “I do a lot of research before I do anything. I have to know it’s making a difference and that the money goes where it’s supposed to go." The Salvation Army passed Bibeau’s scrutiny with flying colours, but that’s not the only factor that keeps  […]

Volunteer at a Kettle and Help Bring Hope This Christmas

Posted on 14th November 2016, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer
Can you spare a few hours to ring the bells at a Kettle this Christmas season? Our Kettles are open for donations only if we have a volunteer available, and thousands of Kettle volunteer hours are needed to help reach our goals. The money raised stays local and supports our year-round programs and services, such as food hampers, toys,  […]

Calgary Stampeders Help Distribute Donated Coats

Posted on 9th November 2016, by Alberta
Calgary coat distribution day
Calgary Stampeders fan favourites Brandon Smith and Drew Tate were kept busy at The Salvation Army Coat Drive Distribution Day on November 8. The two acted as personal shoppers by helping families pick out coats and other necessities to get them through the cold winter. Mittens, scarves, hats, and even pajamas were also available for  […]

Salvation Army Employment Centre Opens in Edmonton

Posted on 7th November 2016, by Alberta
Edmontonians who struggle with chronic unemployment have a new service to help them find work. The Salvation Army FUTURES Employment Centre, located at 9611 102 Avenue NW, officially opened its doors on November 3. The space includes two stations with “well-seasoned” computers, work spaces, job boards, and stations for more computers as the funds become  […]

Harvest Brunch & Auction Raises Over $75,000 For New Program

Posted on 21st October 2016, by Alberta
2016 HArvest Brunch and Auction
Edmonton’s 2016 Harvest Brunch & Auction had it all: the concert debut of a pianist with only a few weeks of lessons, a choir performance, a painting produced in real time, as well as the unique and distinctly unusual items for auction. It was all to support a new program for The Salvation Army’s Castledowns Corps,  […]