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  […]

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  […]

CIR Realty Helps Kids in Need Have a Merry Christmas

Posted on 9th December 2016, by Alberta
CIR Realty helps out at the Salvation Army's toy warehouse on December 6
On Tuesday, December 6, The Salvation Army's toy warehouse was filled with laughter and good cheer from 60 volunteers from CIR Realty to help sort and pack toys donated to the Toy Angels campaign. The toys will be given to families in need to make sure there’s a toy under the tree on Christmas morning. CIR Realty is a  […]

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  […]

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  […]

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  […]