Maritime Division

Posts Tagged: Moncton


Hunger Knows No Season


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 […]


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 […]


TRIM 2015 Emergency Disaster Services conference to take place in Moncton this April


The 2015 TRIM (Trained Responders in the Maritimes) Conference will take place April 9-11 in Moncton at the Delta Beausejour. TRIM 2015 is an opportunity for Salvation Army officers, employees, volunteers and congregations to acquire knowledge that will allow them to be part of an emergency response operation.

When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is mobilized throughout the region, to provide support to first responders and victims. This conference will allow our personnel, as well as our partners, […]


Christmas Kettle Campaign sets record with over $1.8 million raised in the Maritimes


Maritimers answered the bell again for those in need in their community, contributing a record total of $1.84 million to The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle campaign in 2014.

Kettles appeared at 200 locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, collecting funds from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2013, Maritimers donated $1.71 million to the campaign.

Kettle funds support our Christmas hamper program, which provides Christmas dinner and gifts for all children in the home for thousands of families […]


Shuffling around the Maritimes: Santa Shuffle a success around the region


Underway in Moncton

In some locations snow was falling, in others the sun was shining, but in all cases the Santa Shuffle was a smashing success around the Maritimes this year.

One site that saw tremendous growth was Moncton, NB. Over 500 participants came out this year, a new record for the event in that city, marking an increase of 150 over last year. The records kept breaking with respect to fundraising as well. Hazel Furlong won the top fundraiser […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Santa Shuffle Fun Run

Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk just six weeks away


This weekend marks six weeks to go until the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Join us for a five-kilometre run or one-kilometre walk in five different locations around the Maritimes and help The Salvation Army raise critical funds for those in need.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., in Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown.

Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the five Maritime Santa Shuffles. […]


Santa Shuffle fun run registration open now, race three months away


It’s time once again to lace up the sneakers and start training – the Santa Shuffle fun run is just three months away.

An annual tradition to ring in the Christmas season, the event offers a five-kilometre run, or a one-kilometre walk, all taking place on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

This year’s event will take place in five locations around the Maritimes, including Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown.

Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the […]