Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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Feed My Lambs breakfast program in St. Albert, Alberta

Feed My Lambs Breakfast Program Gives Students a Good Start

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One breakfast at a time, The Salvation Army is making sure elementary students are getting the best possible start to their day. "Feed My Lambs" is a new school breakfast program in St. Albert, a small city northwest of Edmonton, for any children who missed out on breakfast. The breakfast bags are delivered to 14 elementary schools from both school boards, and they include a fruit cup and juice, with either a granola bar, oatmeal, or cold cereal options. The schools are also […]

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Salvation Army Yellowknife Shelter Prepares for Winter

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With the chill of winter now in the air, Salvation Army shelters across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division are preparing for increased demand for their beds.

“As the outdoor temperatures go down, the need and demand for shelter beds goes up,” says Captain Mark Stanley, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “In the summer many homeless individuals will stay outdoors, but this just isn’t feasible during Canadian winters.”

Nowhere is this more apparent than at The Salvation Army’s Bailey House […]

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Grande Prairie Food Drive Brings in 46 Tons of Food For Salvation Army

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Often when times are tough, we see the best come out in our communities and Grande Prairie, Alberta is no exception. This September marked the 20th anniversary of local Rotary clubs holding a large-scale food drive for The Salvation Army, and the community support was tremendous.

The official kick-off on September 8 saw 32 local business and individual sponsors, assisted by students from four school districts, raise $9,600 for the food drive! That total is up from last year's […]

Medicine Hat Community Resource Centre

Medicine Hat Salvation Army Expands Community Resource Centre

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On August 25, The Salvation Army in Medicine Hat celebrated the Community Resource Centre’s (CRC) move into a new and expanded space located at 476 – 4 Street SE. The new space will allow more room for programs and extended operating hours.

“People can drop by for a cup of coffee, access our Family Services, and stay for a hot supper if they need one,” says Ian Scott, Director of the CRC. “There’s lots of community interest in what […]

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Gospel Arts Camp Allows Kids To Learn New Skills

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Lively music can be heard from all around The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp as the sound of horns, strumming of guitars, and sweet voices of a choir carry through the air. It is Gospel Arts Camp, and campers aged 9 to 18 are spending the week learning how to play an instrument, sing in a choir, or perform drama. For many, this will be their first experience participating in the arts. Members of Salvation Army bands and leaders from around the Division […]

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Summer Camp Forges Bonds For Counsellors Too

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When we write about The Salvation Army’s Pine Lake Camp, we usually talk about the campers. They are the kids who come from all over the Division to experience nature, outdoor activities, and God in a new way and whose lives are often impacted in immeasurable ways through the adventure. This year is no different, as there are certainly plenty of camper stories that we could share. But there is another story that happens at camp that we often overlook. It’s […]

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Fort McMurray: After The Fire

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“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 be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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    Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

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    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 in the performance.

    The next stop was Calgary’s Heritage Park where the band performed as part of The Salvation Army’s annual Donut Day festivities. The sun was […]

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    New Programs At Pine Lake Camp Bring Smiles

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    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 proudly with a big smile. "I've never made one before!"

    Making bird houses is just one of many new options available to campers this summer at […]