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Community partners help send kids to camp

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This summer over four-hundred children from the Maritimes will make their way to Scotian Glen Summer Camp in Thorburn, Nova Scotia for a week of fun in the sun.

Scotian Glen Summer Camp serves as a safe and caring environment where children from families in need can indulge in sports, arts and other activities that may be otherwise inaccessible.

The Salvation Army is grateful to our many community partners who come alongside to make Scotian Glen a memorable experience for children age […]

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Keenagers: Young at heart, big in spirit

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In Moncton, a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are partaking in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing, and entertainment.

After retirement, many seniors find themselves with an empty nest, and often experience loneliness or withdrawal from the community. Financial barriers or mobility and transportation issues further isolate seniors from actively seeking or participating in community activities.

Director of […]

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The Salvation Army flies high at City Hall

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Salvation Army Week (Dec. 12-18) officially kicked off with a flag raising at City Hall in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax.

Through the overcast skies and the snowfall, The Salvation Army flag could be seen flying high at City Hall. In a show of support for the work of The Salvation Army, a number of city officials were on hand for the event, including Mayor Mike O'Brien (Fredericton), Mayor Dawn Arnold (Moncton), Mayor Ann Seamans (Riverview), Councillor Jean-Marc Brideau (Dieppe), Mayor Mike Savage (HRM), Deputy Mayor Steve Craig […]

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Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause

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"Everyday I'm shufflin'…"

On December 3, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the chilly Maritime weather to hit the trails for a great cause.

The Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk was in full swing in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown, with participants coming dressed as Rudolph, Santa, the elves, and even a slice of Christmas-morning bacon.

The funds raised through the Santa Shuffle will go towards local community initiatives and provide support to those most in need throughout the […]

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Small Blessings on a big bus

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Children attending The Salvation Army’s Small Blessing Day Care in Moncton will now be taking bus trips in style. Small Blessings recently acquired its very first bus to pick up children from the Moncton and Riverview areas, making transportation a little easier on families.

Small Blessings Director, Lorraine Veysey says, “The bus is a welcome new addition to the Small Blessings program. With the Small Blessing expansion, we doubled our after-school spaces. The purpose of the bus is to enable us […]

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Released and restored

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When the prison doors open and the offender is conditionally released, what happens next? There are several challenges faced by offenders at the time of their release and The Salvation Army in Moncton, N.B., is helping them successfully transition back into the community.

“The Salvation Army’s Greenfield House is a residential facility that offers a reintegration program for conditionally released male and female offenders,” says Alex Greening, Executive Director. “Then, when they are released back into the community, we provide after-care […]

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Beary Merry Christmas Concerts kick off the holiday season

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It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas, especially after hosting two Beary Merry Christmas Concerts in the Maritime Division. This week in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohn just under 1,000 people packed the auditorium to listen to festive music and kick off this year’s Christmas season.

 

With Mistress of Ceremonies and soloist Liz Rigney, soloist Michelle Durling, The Stadacona Band of The Royal Canadian Navy and the Cantatrice Ensemble Girl’s Honour Choir, […]

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The Salvation Army in Moncton celebrates 130 years

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This weekend marks the 130th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Moncton. The Salvation Army provides community services such as: emergency food banks, Christmas and back-to-school assistance, budget counselling and more. 

For the anniversary weekend there will be a dinner Friday night, ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly expanded Small Blessings Early Childhood Development Centre (20 Centennial Drive, Moncton) on Saturday at 10 a.m, followed by a Family Fun Day that will feature face painting, pizza, colouring, crafts and more!

Please join us […]

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Hunger Knows No Season

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Shelves are running low at local food banks in the Maritimes. Summer is when the food bank sees the least amount of donations, although the need remains strong. Families are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of whether to buy food, or other necessities but together we can ensure that no one goes hungry.

Nicole MacLean, Community Ministries Coordinator for Sydney Family Services says, “Normally the highest need for food is in January, but this year is an exception as […]

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

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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 […]