Stories from a Kettle Volunteer

Posted on 12th January 2018, by Ontario Great Lakes
One of our wonderful Kettle Volunteers documented several interesting and inspiring stories that were shared with her during the 2017 Kettle Campaign. Londoner, Ann Marie Allen volunteered her time to work 17 kettle shifts. This is what she learned. 2017 Kettle Campaign Stories One of the gifts of being a Kettle Campaign volunteer is the wonderful stories I  […]

London’s Kettle Campaign Smashes Goal

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Jennifer Bieman, The London Free Press Monday, December 25, 2017 6:00:21 EST PM Their red Christmas kettles are full, and so are their hearts. Salvation Army kettle-campaign organizers are beaming after the annual drive handily beat its $550,000 goal – the largest target ever set by the London-area non-profit. “We’re speechless. It just speaks  […]

Annual Santa Shuffle Brings Together Spirited Bunch

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army, in partnership with The Running Room, held it’s annual Santa Shuffle at John Paul II Secondary School in London on December 2. The annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run brings families and friends together, and even four-legged fur babies! Funds raised from this event help The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals  […]

Festival of Carols a Community Favourite

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
It’s a performance hundreds look forward to every year. The Salvation Army held it’s annual Festival of Carols at Centennial Hall on December 4. Christmas classics and Christmas variations were played by London Citadel Band with Band Master John Lam, First St. Andrews United Church Choir, London Citadel Timbrels and Special Guests Steven Holowitz & Paul  […]
“The absence of a disorder isn’t healthy mental health.” – Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Eric Hipple. Hipple was the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual Hope in the City Luncheon, held at the Caboto Club in Windsor. Hipple has battled through destructive thoughts caused by depression after losing his 15-year-old son Jeff to suicide. The  […]

Hope & Perseverance Take Centre Stage at London’s Hope in the City

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Hope and perseverance – that was the message at The Salvation Army’s 6th annual Hope in the City Breakfast, held on November 15, 2017, at London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn. In a room full of government, corporate and community leaders, the breakfast provided an opportunity to discover ways to collaborate with the Army, to bring  […]

London Leaves Lasting Impression on National Advisory Board

Posted on 18th October 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
London Leaves Lasting Impression on National Advisory Board
By Shannon Wise Each year in the fall, the National Advisory Board visits a different city in Canada to see first-hand the work of The Salvation Army. This year’s visit was to London, Ontario. Ministry Unit tours included the London Village, Correctional & Justice Services and the Centre of Hope. “Such opportunities have proven to  […]

Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army
Over 500 people filled the parking lot of The Salvation Army's Suncoast Citadel Friday morning, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a stop in Goderich on August 25, just in time to help with the 'Huron County Backpacks for Kids' program. "Canadians are there for each other at  […]

Happy Birthday, Canada!

Posted on 30th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Happy Birthday, Canada!
We are very excited and proud to display our Canada 150 banner for all of London to see! The team at London’s Centre of Hope installed the artwork on 261 Wellington (right by the Community Garden) earlier this week. If you look closely, you are able to see lovely pictures and birthday wishes to commemorate  […]

Kindness Meters Land in London

Posted on 12th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Charlie Pinkerton, The London Free Press A new set of parking meters is up and running in downtown London, but they’re there to give your money instead of take it. They’re called Kindness Meters and after nearly two years of lobbying by London’s Lincoln McCardle, they’ve finally arrived. “I’m relieved, happy, delighted and tickled  […]