Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Posts Tagged: Salvation Army

Stahl Toy Drive 2014

Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive Breaks Record

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For 8 years the staff, owners, and customers of Stahl Peterbilt have taken on the role of Christmas angels, collecting new toys for The Salvation Army’s Edmonton Community & Family Services to distribute to Edmonton families. This year they hit an all-time high, filling Santa’s Glider with 1,103 toys! Their showroom was packed and the Glider was overflowing – a true indication of the spirit of giving that embodies the team at Stahl Peterbilt. With the help of Kevin Fleury […]

Santa Shuffle

Fighting Poverty Together at the Santa Shuffle

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Elves and Santas and reindeer – oh my! The country banded together on Saturday December 6, 2014 to fight poverty and restore dignity in Canada at the 24th annual Santa Shuffle 5k Fun Run & 1k Elf Walk. 41 cities across the country took part, including Lethbridge, Red Deer, Calgary, and Edmonton, where over 1600 Shufflers came out to race. Crazy and elaborate costumes were everywhere, adding to the spirit of Christmas this event creates. Edmonton even had a Finish […]

2014 Christmas dinner

Edmonton Community Christmas Dinner Serves Hundreds

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The Christmas season is upon us and The Salvation Army Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton held their annual community Christmas dinner on Tuesday, hosting over 400 guests for a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Guests included many young families, those dealing with homelessness, and seniors, like 76 year-old Gladys. Gladys often attends the senior’s programs offered at The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services, but this was her first time attending the Christmas dinner, “…I truly […]

Friday breakfast

Special Guests Help Serve Free Breakfast

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The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services (CFS) in Edmonton offers a free breakfast every Friday morning for anyone in the community who needs one. Today, to highlight some of the programs your kettle donations fund, we’ve had some special guest servers help us out to bring awareness to these programs. Susan Read and Larry Severin from CTV, MLA David Eggen, and Councillor Scott McKeen joined us this morning as we served 161 men, women, and children a hot […]

Share the Warmth coat drive

Coat Drive Provides Coats to Vulnerable Calgarians

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The 12th annual Share the Warmth Coat Drive wrapped up last week with nearly 5,000 coats being collected for Calgary’s less fortunate! The Jeff and Sarah Show on Q107 encouraged Calgarians to give, which helped donations grow from 423 coats in 2012, to nearly 5,000 coats this year. The Calgary Stampeders invited fans to bring coats to the last home season game and also continued their challenge to local schools which received an outstanding response. From 2 schools last year, to […]

Installation of new Divisional Leaders

Alberta Division Installs New Leaders

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The Alberta and Northern Territories Division saw the  official Installation of its new Divisional Leaders, Majors Toni and Ron Cartmell on Saturday August 16, 2014 at the beautiful Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp. Major Toni will take on the appointment of Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, with Major Ron as Divisional Commander. Their previous appointment was in Kelowna, but they have served in Alberta prior to that as Area Commanders.

Officially installed by Colonels Mark & Sharon Tillsley at Gospel Arts camp, Majors Toni and Ron […]

130th Birthday

Thousands of Doughnuts Enjoyed as The Salvation Army Celebrates 130 Years in Canada!

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Major Roy Langer, and Randy Tronsgard in Calgary.

2012 marks the 130th year of The Salvation Army in Canada, and we’ve been celebrating!

In Calgary on July 2nd, over 2000 doughnuts were enjoyed as we celebrated at Heritage Park. Visitors shared how people working and serving in The Salvation Army, along with the many social programs offered, had positively impacted their loved ones over the years.On June 30th, at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, 1000 dougnuts were given out […]