Commissioner Makes First Visit to Alberta

Posted on 30th January 2015, by Alberta
Commissioner Susan McMillan's 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  […]

Easing Burdens at Christmas a Priority

Posted on 31st December 2014, by Alberta
Community & Family Services Gift Room
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  […]

Stahl Peterbilt Toy Drive Breaks Record

Posted on 16th December 2014, by Alberta
Stahl Toy Drive 2014
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  […]

Fighting Poverty Together at the Santa Shuffle

Posted on 12th December 2014, by Alberta
Santa Shuffle
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  […]

Edmonton Community Christmas Dinner Serves Hundreds

Posted on 5th December 2014, by Alberta
2014 Christmas dinner
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  […]

Special Guests Help Serve Free Breakfast

Posted on 21st November 2014, by Alberta
Friday breakfast
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  […]

Coat Drive Provides Coats to Vulnerable Calgarians

Posted on 20th November 2014, by Alberta
Share the Warmth coat drive
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  […]

Alberta Division Installs New Leaders

Posted on 3rd September 2014, by Alberta
Installation of new Divisional Leaders
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  […]
130th Birthday
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  […]