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Iron Chef Competition in Support of The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army in northeastern Nova Scotia recently held its annual Red Shield fundraiser in Pictou, raising over $5,000 to help people in need in the region.

Held at Pictou Lodge, the event featured Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef, who emceed the live competition. Competitors Chefs Gilles Godin, Paul Heighton, Rob Vinton and Thomas Carey faced off in an Iron Chef style competition, to see who reigned supreme. The participants had to create a delicious meal using local mystery […]


Top 10 things you can do today to leave a legacy


1. Prepare a will.
2. Leave a gift in your will for The Salvation Army to make a difference in the lives of others.
3. Leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets to The Salvation Army
4. Consider using assets for your legacy gift.
5. Name The Salvation Army as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension plan.
6. Name The Salvation Army as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
7. Purchase a new life insurance policy naming The […]


Leaving a Legacy – Why Give?


Enrich People’s Lives
Every day, people are helped and lives are enriched by the work of The Salvation Army in our communities. Meals for the hungry, toys for children at Christmastime, an overnight stay in a shelter, or a summer camp experience for a child, are just some of the ways that The Salvation Army strives to give hope to others.

Canadians give for many different reasons: for some it is a way to ensure their memory lives on, […]

Dr. Nutt

Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child Canada celebrates Hope in the City in Halifax


Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada, visited Halifax today to support The Salvation Army at its fourth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew over 300 business people to the Westin Nova Scotian’s Commonwealth Ballroom, for a morning of networking, entertainment and education about the work The Salvation Army is doing in Halifax.

Dr. Nutt is a medical doctor and founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada. Committed to peace, human […]


Live In-store Auctions Appeal to Deal Hunters


Those who shop at Thrift Stores know that it’s all about the find. With new items arriving daily, and the massive turnover of product, sometimes scoring that perfect piece of clothing or household item is down to timing.

On one particular day, this is even more true: auction day. Many Salvation Army Thrift Stores around the country hold live, in-store auctions as a way of bringing people into the stores, and getting maximum value from some high quality donations.

By […]


Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast just three weeks away


The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power, is now just three weeks away and tickets are going fast.

On Friday, May 8, humanitarian Dr. Samantha Nutt will be in Halifax in May to serve as keynote speaker for the fourth annual breakfast at the Westin Nova Scotian. It will bring together approximately 400 business people and community leaders for a morning of networking, education and entertainment in support of the work The Salvation Army is […]

Five-year-old Trae and three-year-old Tia Sampson of Kentville found all sorts of Easter eggs and other treats as part of the first community Easter egg hunt at the Kentville Community Church.  Photo Credit: Kirk Starrett

Kentville Welcomes Spring with a Community Easter Egg Hunt – Guest Post by Lt. Joyce Downer


This is a guest post by Lieutenant Joyce Downer–passionately serving the community of Kentville alongside her husband Lieutenant Josh Downer. They are also the proud parents of two young children.

More than 150 people showed up on April 4, for the Easter egg hunt at the Kentville Community Church (KCC). Families came out to enjoy food, games, crafts, and a colouring contest. Though the event didn’t start until 10:00 a.m. families lined up in anticipation […]


Salvation Army tax clinics aim to take the stress out of the season for those in need


Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those battling poverty, tax season can be not just another headache, but a roadblock to securing critical funds.

For that reason, Salvation Army locations in all three Maritime provinces offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

Most clinics are a result of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), a partnership between Revenue Canada and various community groups. Often The Salvation Army provides staff, space and […]

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Providing a hot meal during freezing temperatures


The temperature reads -26 C with the wind chill on a Wednesday evening in downtown Halifax. The bitter wind bites through mittens and coats as men and women line up outside The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU) for a steaming bowl of home-made Beefaroni.

Jim lives up the street from where the CRU is parked, with his roommates, most of whom are physically unable to make the journey from their apartment. Jim arrives every week to pick up […]


Moms and tots given a chance to learn and grow together


Moms and tots trudged through the snow on a dreary Tuesday to spend the morning connecting with those gathered at the Precious Moments playgroup in Dartmouth, N.S. The Salvation Army Dartmouth Community and Family Resources recently moved into their new space at 171 Main Street. The facility is set up with play mats and toys with large windows overlooking Main Street. The tables are laden with snacks and craft supplies for that day’s craft: sun […]