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Calgary coat distribution day

Calgary Stampeders Help Distribute Donated Coats

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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 anyone needing some extra warmth this winter.

Hundreds of Calgarians attended the family coat distribution to receive one of the 5000 winter and summer […]

2016 HArvest Brunch and Auction

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

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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, a Community Music Program. When the results were tallied, there was $75,000 raised to buy equipment, instruments, music, and other materials needed by the students and […]

Medicine Hat Community Resource Centre

Medicine Hat Salvation Army Expands Community Resource Centre

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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, and stay for a hot supper if they need one,” says Ian Scott, Director of the CRC. “There’s lots of community interest in what […]

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Huge Increase In Edmonton Backpack Program Registrations

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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 increase from three hundred students to nearly a thousand students.

“These backpacks are an equalizer,” says Cadet Connie Cristall, Corps Officer at The Salvation […]

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Gospel Arts Camp Allows Kids To Learn New Skills

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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 a choir, or perform drama. For many, this will be their first experience participating in the arts. Members of Salvation Army bands and leaders from around the Division […]

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Summer Camp Forges Bonds For Counsellors Too

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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, as there are certainly plenty of camper stories that we could share. But there is another story that happens at camp that we often overlook. It’s […]

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Fort McMurray: After The Fire

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“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 be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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  • The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band

    Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

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    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 in the performance.

    The next stop was Calgary’s Heritage Park where the band performed as part of The Salvation Army’s annual Donut Day festivities. The sun was […]

    14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic

    Edmonton’s Annual Golf Classic Raises $234,000 For New EDS Truck

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    It was a picture perfect, hot summer day on June 7 as 156 golfers teed off at Highlands Golf Course in Edmonton for the 14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic. This year’s sold out tournament raised $234,000 toward the purchase of a new Community Response Unit (CRU) for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in Edmonton.

    “This tournament is a lot of fun,” said Bob Gallimore, chair of the tournament committee. “We see old friends and […]