Summer Camp Forges Bonds For Counsellors Too

Posted on 8th August 2016, by Alberta
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,  […]

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  […]

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  […]

Salvation Army Responds To Fort McMurray Fire

Posted on 4th May 2016, by Alberta
Community Response Vehicle
The Salvation Army is deploying two Community Response Units to assist with feeding 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units are preparing to arrive in the area in the next 24 hours. All Salvation Army Officers and staff in Fort McMurray were safely evacuated to several different  […]

Salvation Army Celebrates Volunteers

Posted on 12th April 2016, by Alberta
Every Monday night, Candace Neumann serves up food to some of society’s most vulnerable people at The Salvation Army’s hot meal program in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Candace is just one of 140,000 volunteers who help The Salvation Army. During National Volunteer Week, from April 10 to 16, we want to take time to celebrate their  […]