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A day at Scotian Glen Camp


Scotian Glen Camp hosted children from the Halifax area last week, as 94 children aged 7-12 were busy having fun in the sun. Though the weather was warm, that didn’t seem to slow the campers down one bit. During pool time, they lined up to grab noodles and pool toys, or take a ride down the slide. Scotian Glen’s new pool was built last year, and you can hear the laughter and fun coming from the pool throughout half of the camp. When asked what their favorite part of camp


Video: Children’s singing company thriving in Kentville


The children have something to sing about in Kentville, N.S. The Salvation Army’s Kentville Community Church has a thriving children’s singing program, comprised of children from the Corps as well as the community. Around 20 children participate in the singing company called Kids ROCK (Kids Reaching Out for Christ’s Kingdom). They sing at the Corps every second week, and reach out to the community through public events as well. “We have a wonderful music program here at our Corps,” says Roxanne Seaman, Youth Music Coordinator. “We have a number of

Capt. Lisa Hillier, left, Assistant Divisional Youth Secretary, accepts a cheque for over $15,000 from Barb Warren, district manager for Thrift Stores in Nova Scotia.

Maritime Salvation Army Thrift Stores raise funds to send kids to camp


Camping season is in full swing at Scotian Glen, The Salvation Army’s summer camp in the Maritimes. Children are once again enjoying a week away from home with all of the traditional camping staples, like swimming, crafts and campfires. On Wednesday, representatives from The Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the Maritimes visited Scotian Glen to present a cheque for over $15,000 to help continue to send children to camp. Barb Warren, district manager for Thrift Stores, presented the cheque to Captain Lisa Hillier, Assistant Divisional Youth Secretary, at the facility’s


New Officer Roundup – Lieutenants Dennis and Mary Maybury, Glace Bay


Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is our second instalment in a five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? Mary: We are originally from Bermuda. We were at our last posting in Fort Frances, Ont., for two years, which was also our first posting. Tell me about your previous


New Officer Roundup – Lieutenants Daniel and Bhreagh Rowe, Truro


Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is our first instalment in a five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a bit about your history? Bhreagh: A few years ago, I started attending The Salvation Army with my dad in Yarmouth, N.S., but before that I never really knew it existed. Through the corps, I connected


Farewell to the Maritimes: Annual change sees eight officers say goodbye to the region


The end of June always brings the promise of summer and warmer weather ahead, but for those in The Salvation Army, it also brings farewells. This is the time of year when The Salvation Army executes its annual change of appointments, transferring officers across the country to new postings. Typically appointments of three to five years, moving about the country has a familiar feeling for officers, now tasked with bringing their experience and skill set to different regions. Of the 900 officers serving in the country, dozens will be on


Making a difference for over 60 years: Scotian Glen camping season ready to kick off


It has happened every summer for the past 60 years. School doors slam shut, and the doors at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp swing open, hosting nearly 500 children from all over the Maritimes for a summer camp experience they will never forget. Throughout July, children aged 7-12 attend holiday camp, a week-long experience that is available to low-income households for no charge. While at camp, days are filled with activities ranging from canoeing and horseshoes to volleyball and hiking, and kids are given the opportunity to just be

Support from the top


Dave Jackson was quite taken aback when he was told that he had received the international Hussman award, “Live It Like Hussman” on April 21, 2014. The Hussman Corporation provides food refrigeration services around the world. The award was given to recognize Dave’s outstanding efforts within his community. “The work that you continue to do within The Salvation Army family, most specifically, the Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU) in Halifax, is commendable, and what we as an organization aspire to reflect in our communities,” writes Jay Welu, VP of

Spring Ladies Night Out

What’s Happening: Sydney Community and Family Services


As summer heats up, most organizations are slowing down, but not The Salvation Army’s Sydney Community and Family Services. Sydney has been touching lives as they continue to create new programs and initiatives within their community. The first Spring Into Summer Ladies Night Out event was held on June 4, with an overwhelming turnout of 120 ladies. “We printed off 100 tickets and two weeks before the event we were completely sold out,” says Major Dena Hepditch, Corps Officer in Sydney. “We figured out that we had room for 20


The Salvation Army participates in disaster response training exercise


Over 100 people spent a day practicing skills they hope to never use, recently, at the CRESTEX 14 emergency disaster response exercise in Halifax. Numerous organizations, including The Salvation Army, The Canadian Red Cross, and St. John’s Ambulance, participated in the exercise for second responders – those tasked with assisting the population and supporting first responders in times of crises. The day was spent working through the complex scenario for the event, which involved a mass evacuation of roughly 50,000 people from peninsular Halifax, forcing the agencies to adapt to