Edmonton’s Grace Manor Creates a Home for Seniors

Posted on 19th June 2017, by Alberta
Grace Manor Edmonton
When Bob* (a nickname bestowed upon her by her grandchildren) first came to Edmonton’s Grace Manor over 15 years ago, she wasn’t sure what to expect. The facility was transitioning into a new building and shifting from women’s only programming to an assisted living facility that would accommodate both men and women aged 65 or  […]

Creating Community Through Music

Posted on 23rd May 2017, by Alberta
“It is the most welcoming choir you will ever find, and there is literally everybody there from people who have studied music to people that occasionally sing along to the radio,” says Castledowns Community Choir member Laura Doyle. “Everybody is there helping and supporting and cheering everyone else on. You find companionship, fellowship, and a  […]
It’s 3:45 p.m. on a cold Tuesday afternoon at The Salvation Army’s Canon Ridge centre, and kids of all ages are streaming in the door for the After-school Zone program. Shaking off their boots and winter coats, they eagerly look around to see what they’ll get to do that day. Tuesdays are special here because  […]

Stahl Peterbilt Celebrates 10th Toy Drive and 8,000 Toys

Posted on 12th December 2016, by Alberta
Stahl Peterbilt celebrates their 10th Toy Drive for The Salvation Army
There is something extra special about helping make Christmas happen for someone you don’t even know. This year, Stahl Peterbilt, a heavy duty truck dealership in Edmonton, celebrates 10 years of doing just that with their annual toy drive, collecting 895 toys this year alone for The Salvation Army’s Christmas program. They’ve collected 8,000 toys  […]
Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen was the guest speaker at the Edmonton Hope in the City lunch on November 25.
“Just a guy doing his job…" is how Fire Chief Darby Allen from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo described himself during the Fort McMurray wildfire this past spring. But as the world watched in awe at the incredible destruction, they got to know Chief Allen as the human face of the wildfire crisis, and witnessed his great courage  […]
Bruce Bowie wins teh AFP National Philanthropy Award in Edmonton for his years of service at The Salvation Army
Always a voice of compassion and advocacy for the marginalized, well-known Edmonton radio personality Bruce Bowie has been on The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board for 18 years. He’s a dedicated volunteer and an always engaging host at the many events he has emceed for the Army over the years. This year, The Salvation Army was  […]

Salvation Army Employment Centre Opens in Edmonton

Posted on 7th November 2016, by Alberta
Edmontonians who struggle with chronic unemployment have a new service to help them find work. The Salvation Army FUTURES Employment Centre, located at 9611 102 Avenue NW, officially opened its doors on November 3. The space includes two stations with “well-seasoned” computers, work spaces, job boards, and stations for more computers as the funds become  […]

Harvest Brunch & Auction Raises Over $75,000 For New Program

Posted on 21st October 2016, by Alberta
2016 HArvest Brunch and Auction
Edmonton’s 2016 Harvest Brunch & Auction had it all: the concert debut of a pianist with only a few weeks of lessons, a choir performance, a painting produced in real time, as well as the unique and distinctly unusual items for auction. It was all to support a new program for The Salvation Army’s Castledowns Corps,  […]

Huge Increase In Edmonton Backpack Program Registrations

Posted on 30th August 2016, by Alberta
Going back to school is an exciting and sometimes stressful time for kids, especially if they don’t have the right tools to hit the ground running. The Salvation Army in Edmonton ensures every child has the school supplies he or she needs for the first day of school. This year, the backpack program saw registrations  […]