Annual Festival Of Carols Concert Spreads Across Division

Posted on 9th December 2013, by Alberta
November 29, 2013 was the 16th Festival of Carols concert in Edmonton, but this year was extra special as the annual event happened for the first time in Calgary on December 1st! The Festival of Carols is a free event to thank donors, supporters, volunteers, and friends of The Salvation Army. Close to 1500 people  […]

Amanda Lindhout Helps Kick-off Calgary’s Kettle Campaign

Posted on 25th November 2013, by Alberta
A crowd of almost 700 supporters listened carefully as Amanda Lindhout shared her powerful and inspirational story of forgiveness, courage and hope. A fitting message, since it’s what The Salvation Army brings to millions of Canadians every year – hope, courage and dignity to Canada’s impoverished. It’s an exciting time of year for The Salvation  […]
Grand Opening
The Grand Opening of The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi,  […]
Train Derailment
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team is getting plenty of opportunity to be of service this year. On Wednesday, September 11, The Salvation Army in Calgary was called into action after a CP train carrying a flammable liquid used in oil pipelines derailed. Eight rail cars left the tracks and six flipped on their  […]

TELUS “Socks For SOX” Fundraising Campaign A Hit

Posted on 10th September 2013, by Alberta
Telus Calgary
There are some long roads in life – literally. For those in our community who are walking those roads every day, looking for the next place for food, clothing, shelter, or all of the above, the gift of new socks is immeasurable. Thanks to an annual charitable initiative at TELUS called “Socks for SOX”, those in need of  […]
Tillsley HIgh River
On Thursday, July 4th, Colonels Mark and Sharon Tillsley arrived in Calgary, Alberta to tour some of the areas that were hit by the flood waters. The city of Calgary evacuated over 100,000 people due to flooding and suffered significant damage to the downtown core, there was growing concern that the 101st Calgary Stampede would not happen. However, countless  […]

Calgary’s Less Fortunate Share Family Day Together

Posted on 22nd February 2013, by Alberta
COH - Family Day at the Centre of Hope in Calgary
As families all across Alberta celebrated Family Day on Monday, February 18, over 500 hundred of Calgary’s homeless and less fortunate came together as a family and enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope. It was the hard work and countless volunteer hours that made the eighth annual Family Day  […]

Nike Donates $10,000 for Christmas Toys in Calgary

Posted on 20th December 2012, by Alberta
The TOYS “R” US store in Calgary’s northwest was buzzing with excitement as the players of Canada’s National Junior Hockey Team hit the floor running to collect toys for The Salvation Army Christmas Program. A big-hearted donation from NIKE, totaling $10,000, made it possible to for the young hockey stars to fill many shopping carts  […]

Special Delivery from Canada Post

Posted on 20th December 2012, by Alberta
CP Group
Hundreds of Calgary children will have a special gift to open on Christmas morning due to the generous donations made by Canada Post employees from depots across the city. Canada Post has participated in The Salvation Army’s Angel Giving Tree Tag Program for a number of years. The program helps families who are struggling to  […]