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Soup For The Soul

Soup For The Soul Event Warms Hearts On Cool Day


On Monday, June 9, 2014 crowds gathered by The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU), in downtown Calgary to enjoy free soup and to learn about the many programs and services offered in Calgary.

“I saw The Salvation Army truck and had to come over,” says Rob, a construction worker taking his lunch break on Stephen Avenue. “I love this organization. I stayed at the Centre of Hope a while back. And now on a chilly day, I’m greeted with a […]


Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle Visit Southern Alberta


On Thursday, April 17, 2014 Territorial Leaders, Commissioners Brian & Rosalie Peddle arrived in Calgary to celebrate Easter and tour southern Alberta.

The first stop on their journey was a meeting with the Calgary Advisory Board, followed by a tour of the Public Relations & Development Office, and the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre. Staff enjoyed a time of fellowship and refreshments.

On Good Friday, Salvationists and friends from around Calgary gathered at Glenmore Temple where the choir set the tone for the […]

Disaster Alley in Calgary

The Salvation Army Connects With Calgarians At Disaster Alley


The cold weather didn’t prevent Calgarians from showing up in large numbers to learn about the wide range of disaster services offered during the 2014 City of Calgary Disaster Alley. Over 1,800 people braved the cold temperatures at McMahon Stadium to experience Calgary’s largest preparedness event showcasing over 30 Agencies who assist in emergencies and disasters. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services was among the many organizations on hand to educate the public on the importance of being prepared.

The Salvation […]

Red Shield Appeal Gets Updated Call to Action


The Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal is taking on a new face this May, starting with Edmonton and Calgary, as we ask you to donate using your cell phone. As a new initiative, and to continue on with The Salvation Army’s tradition of fundraising in May, we’re campaigning with Text-to-Donate over the next 31 days! While our fundraising efforts are charging ahead from the traditional, what hasn’t changed – and never will – is that the funds raised will […]

Easter Event at the FRC in Calgary

Easter Event Brings Families Together in Calgary


The day started with snow on the ground and cool temperatures, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 225 people who attended the first annual Easter Event at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre on Saturday, April 19.

Families enjoyed egg painting, egg decorating, and cross making activities, as well as tasty BBQ with hamburgers, hot dogs and an ice cream treat. Each child also received a copy of the jelly bean prayer (complete with jelly beans) that […]

Family Day Dinner

Fellowship And Friendship At Family Day Dinner


On February 17, 2014, over 500 meals were served at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in downtown Calgary to families, seniors from the East Village, and individuals staying at the Centre.

“It’s always wonderful to see the happy, smiling faces of individuals, couples, and families as they gather around the table as a big family for dinner,” says Major Colleen Wells, Director of Spiritual and Religious Care for The Salvation Army in Calgary.

The Salvation Army Community Services Calgary has been […]


Calgary Toy Drive Raises Over 30,000 Toys


Over 30,000 toys were collected during the Toy Angels campaign between November 6 to December 20, 2013, and that means thousands of Calgary kids had something special waiting for them to open on Christmas morning. 

“It’s incredible, it takes your breath away, to look upon the mountain of toys piled high to the ceiling,” expresses Karen Livick, Executive Director for The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary). “Can you imagine the look […]

Conoco Donation

ConocoPhillips Canada Donation Offers Hope


On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Lloyd Visser, Vice-President Environment & Sustainable Development for ConocoPhillips Canada, presented a cheque to The Salvation Army for $10,000.

“We were very pleased when the senior leadership team at ConocoPhillips Canada contacted us about a donation,” explains Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “Monetary donations like this go a long way in helping us serve the community at Christmas and throughout the year.”

This is the second […]

Agat Laboratories

AGAT Laboratories Donates $100,000 To The Salvation Army


It is because of generous donors like AGAT Laboratories, that The Salvation Army can continue its work in restoring hope and dignity to Canada’s impoverished.

The Salvation Army wishes to thank the compassionate team at AGAT Laboratories for their ongoing support and for making it possible to care for our country’s less fortunate at Christmas and throughout the year!

Santa Shuffle Red Deer Rotary Park

Alberta’s Coldest Santa Shuffle Still Raises Over $75,000


The extremely cold temperatures, along with frozen eyebrows, eyelashes, and moustaches, didn’t keep any die-hard Shufflers away from the 23rd annual 5k Santa Shuffle on December 7, 2013. For many, it was a personal victory having run the coldest race ever, and as Edmonton Emcee Mark Sholz put it, “I’ve just had confirmation from Bud, who’s ran in all 23 races in Edmonton, that this is the coldest race he remembers, so pat yourselves on the back for being the […]