Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Posts Tagged: Salvation Army

Pine Lake Camp, wall climbers

A Day at Pine Lake Camp


It's 7:45 am, rise and shine campers! Okay, so those of us on the PR team were not at Pine Lake Camp that early but we did arrive just as bible study was finishing up and “options” was starting. Options happens twice a day as the kids are divided into groups to participate in climbing, low ropes, arts and crafts, mini golf, or canoeing. So that is where we joined in.

We got to talk to a number of kids. […]

Sally Ann enjoying some games at our annual Stampede Pancake Breakfast at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary.

Good Times at our 3rd Annual Stampede Breakfast


Yahoo! Live music, line dancing, kids games, plenty of pancakes and a beautiful sunny day made for good times for all at the 3rd Annual Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Stampede Breakfast. Sally Ann donned her cowgirl hat and joined in on the fun – playing twister with the kids and learning how to line dance! It was great to see so many families out enjoying the event and getting into the Stampede spirit!

Celebrating 150 years of The Salvation Army at Donut Day!

Free Donuts at 150th Anniversary Celebration


On Saturday, June 20, Salvation Army staff in Calgary hosted an event to celebrate the Army's 150 years of international service. A large group of youth from Glenmore Temple came out to hand out free mini donuts to guests entering Heritage Park and give Shield tattoos and buttons to the kids. Over a dozen members of the Glenmore Temple Band treated the crowd to an outstanding musical performance. And Sally Ann was on hand making new friends everywhere she went! […]


Edmonton Golf Classic Surpasses $1M Goal for New Addictions & Residential Centre


Raising $1M might seem like an impossible goal for a golf tournament, but our annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic was up for the challenge. In 2010, a committee of community-minded people, led by John and Sally Leder of Edmonton-based Supreme Group LP, set a multi-year goal to raise $1M toward a much needed new Addictions & Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton. The funds raised at this year’s tournament on June 2 resulted in that $1M goal being reached […]

Get Ready in the Park is Edmonton's Emergency Preparedness event in Hawrelak Park.

EDS on Display at Edmonton Emergency Preparedness Event


The sun was shining at this year’s ‘Get Ready in the Park’ Emergency Preparedness event in Edmonton on May 9th, as thousands of people visited displays, booths, and presentations put on by various emergency agencies, including The Salvation Army.

Sally Ann gave out hugs and high-fives to the kids, and their parents picked up information about how we respond to emergencies locally, and around the world. Cute mini piggy banks designed to teach kids about donating to charity were given out […]

Disaster Alley event in Calgary, 2015

Disaster Alley Day Draws Thousands Of Calgarians


On May 9, 2015 thousands of families arrived at McMahon Stadium in Calgary to meet first responders and disaster heroes. The Salvation Army was one of many booths set up with the intention of educating the public on how to respond to various emergencies.

Young and old stopped by to dance with Sally Ann, take a peek inside the Community Response Unit and take away a Piggy Bank with the caption “Help Change a Life”. The Community Response Unit (CRU) is […]

Soup for the Soul day in Edmonton

Soup For The Soul Day Brings Awareness To Food Insecurity


Every May, The Salvation Army in Edmonton holds Soup For The Soul day, an annual hunger awareness event that takes place in Churchill Square during the busy lunch hour. On Friday, May 8th, over 150 people joined us for a hot bowl of soup – free for everyone!

In Edmonton, The Salvation Army offers numerous programs to help eradicate food insecurity, such as emergency food hampers, hot breakfasts on Fridays at Community & Family Services, soup lunches on Wednesdays at the […]

Home Depot's OWN team donated renos to Edmonton's Family Services

Home Depot Team Donates Renos to Family Services


On April 29th, an enthusiastic team of women in orange T-shirts appeared at The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services (CFS) in Edmonton and, on that one day, demonstrated the true spirit of community involvement and corporate partnership.

Our story starts a few weeks ago when Major Carolyn Hale, Executive Director of CFS, was contacted by Home Depot. In a conversation that was almost too good to be true, they asked if there were any renovations needed that they might be […]

Commissioner Susan McMillan's visit to Alberta.

Commissioner Makes First Visit to Alberta


Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada & Bermuda Territory, made her first official visit to the Alberta & Northern Territories Division last week. A site visit was made to several of the facilities in Calgary on Friday, January 22, 2015, including Agape Hospice, Centre of Hope, and the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre where a Messy Church event was held.

To complete her trip, the Commissioner travelled to Edmonton, and on Sunday, January 25th, a special service was held […]

Community & Family Services Gift Room

Easing Burdens at Christmas a Priority


What do parents do when they aren’t able to put food on the table, or provide presents at Christmas? Hundreds of Edmontonians faced this burden over the Christmas season, but our Community & Family Services were able to help, thanks to your generosity. Through services such as our Gift Room, where parents can choose gifts for their children, and struggling seniors and individuals can pick up necessities like mitts, scarves, or a coat, you helped us provide hope and dignity […]