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Cineplex Toy Drive brings out the Christmas spirit in young and old


Arms were full of Christmas toys as individuals, families and company personnel brought in toys that had been purchased for the C100 Cineplex Cinema’s Toy Drive. Santa’s sleigh, which was set-up to accept toys, was quickly filled and overflowing as toys were then carried out to the waiting PODS storage units. On Dec. 11 and 12, C100 was broadcasting live all day, as people told their stories of why they were giving this Christmas season.

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What’s Happening: Salvation Army in Moncton


December is a busy time around The Salvation Army, but even by those standards, The Salvation Army in Moncton had a full (and awesome) day on Saturday.

On that day, the fifth annual Stuff-a-Bus Toy Drive took place, with partners Codiac Transpo and Sobeys along with radio stations XL96 and C103. The drive, which as the name implies encourages donors to stuff a transport bus full of toys, collected approximately $25,000 worth of toys along with $1,300 in gift cards [...]


The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle fun run attracts 800 people in Dartmouth


Around 800 runners came out to the trails of Shubie Park on Saturday for the Santa Shuffle fun run in support of The Salvation Army.

The event raised nearly $30,000 for The Salvation Army.

The five-kilometre course began at the Fairbanks Centre and took participants along one of the Shubenacadie Canal’s historic locks and through the trail systems, before returning again. There was also a one-kilometre course available for those looking for a smaller challenge.

The funds raised go to Salvation [...]

2011 WestJet grand prize winner Melissa Hartlen.

Two tickets anywhere WestJet flies on offer next week at Santa Shuffle in Halifax, Moncton


Christmas will come early to two Santa Shufflers in the Maritimes next week. WestJet has partnered with two races in the Maritimes this year, offering the fantastic prize of two tickets anywhere the airline flies to one fortunate Santa Shuffler in Halifax and in Moncton.

The hardest part might be deciding where to go. Currently, WestJet flies to over 100 destinations in North America, including coast-to-coast in Canada, the United States including California, Florida and Hawaii, Mexico and Caribbean locales such [...]

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Build-A-Bear partners with The Salvation Army to collect toys for children this Christmas


Build-A-Bear is enlisting the help of their customers, and their furry friends to help venerable children this Christmas season. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 14, they are asking people to bring in a new, unwrapped toy, or to pick up one of their “furbulous” stuffed animals to donate. Another way to give is to buy a purple satin heart for $1, to help the work that is done by The Salvation Army at Christmastime.

“It’s important [...]


The Salvation Army wishes you a Beary Merry Christmas


Christmas is fast approaching and the sounds of the season are in the air. An annual tradition, the Beary Merry Christmas Concert series is once again in full swing.

In Halifax, the 19th annual concert featuring the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy took place at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Monday. Joining the Standacona Band was The Cantatrice Ensemble girls’ choir, to entertain the crowd of nearly 1,000 spectators with a variety of holiday tunes. A first in [...]

Halifax Mooseheads (from right) Brandon Vuic, Jesse Lussier and Ryan Falkenham receive the trophy from Lt. Elizabeth Knight and Rhonda Harrington.

The Salvation Army launches annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with Kickoff Competition


The Salvation Army launched its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign today with the Kettle Kickoff Competition at the Grand Parade in Downtown Halifax.

For the event, five kettles were manned by representatives from the Halifax Mooseheads, Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Fire & Emergency, C100 and CTV competed against each other today to see who could raise the most funds over the lunch hour. The Halifax Mooseheads won the inaugural competition, besting Halifax Regional Police for the title. All told, over a [...]


Piracy survivor Captain Richard Phillips speaks at Saint John Hope in the City Breakfast


Captain Richard Phillips, who famously survived a pirate hijacking off the coast of Somalia, spoke in Saint John today to support The Salvation Army’s third annual Hope in the City Fundraising Breakfast. The event drew a crowd of approximately 900 to the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre for a morning of networking, entertainment and education. The event raises funds for The Salvation Army’s Community Response Unit (CRU) based in the Port City.

A native of Winchester, Mass., Captain Phillips [...]


Helping guard against the cold: Sleep Country Canada and 101.3 The Bounce partner for coat drive


Together with Sleep Country Canada, Halifax radio station 101.3 The Bounce collected coats for The Salvation Army through its “24 Hours Under The Covers” campaign this week. Radio personality Amateur Alex spent 24 hours in a bed at the Bayers Lake location of Sleep Country Canada collecting coats, helping to ensure everyone in our community is warm this winter.

Major Velma Preston, director of Halifax Community and Family Services, says that that she regularly gets requests for jackets of all [...]


The Salvation Army seeks donations to support children impacted by Ebola


More than 10 months have passed since Ebola was first identified in West Africa, but the scale of the crisis continues to grow. The deadliest outbreak on record, Ebola is claiming the lives of 70 per cent of people infected. The Salvation Army is responding to the crisis and asking for Canadians to support its relief efforts in Liberia.

“Orphaned children sit alone in their homes and no one is willing to claim them,” says Major Samuel Amponsah, The Salvation Army’s [...]