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  […]

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,  […]

Medicine Hat Salvation Army Expands Community Resource Centre

Posted on 6th September 2016, by Alberta
Medicine Hat Community Resource Centre
On August 25, The Salvation Army in Medicine Hat celebrated the Community Resource Centre’s (CRC) move into a new and expanded space located at 476 – 4 Street SE. The new space will allow more room for programs and extended operating hours. “People can drop by for a cup of coffee, access our Family Services,  […]

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  […]

Gospel Arts Camp Allows Kids To Learn New Skills

Posted on 23rd August 2016, by Alberta
Gospel Arts Camp breakout group 2016
Lively music can be heard from all around The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp as the sound of horns, strumming of guitars, and sweet voices of a choir carry through the air. It is Gospel Arts Camp, and campers aged 9 to 18 are spending the week learning how to play an instrument, sing in  […]

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  […]