The Value of Volunteers

Posted on 14th April 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
What would our communities look like without volunteers? Needs might go unmet. Programs might not thrive. Services wouldn’t expand. Every day, five days a week, Terry drives people to and from medical appointments such as dialysis treatments, blood labs, cancer clinics and mental health support. He says volunteering makes him feel productive and he’s made  […]

Booth University in Winnipeg Offers Great Educational Opportunity

Posted on 1st March 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Are you thinking of post-secondary education with strong moral fibers? Look no further than Booth University College! Booth University College is a Christian institution rooted in The Salvation Army’s 150-year history of meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in society. Deeply committed to social justice, we blend Christian faith and rigorous scholarship with a  […]
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The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

Posted on 15th January 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Toronto, ON January 7, 2016 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $22 million through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. With a growing demand for its services across the country, The Salvation Army will use the additional money to fund its much-needed programs in 400 communities. All  […]
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Webmaster Note: This article first appeared in Faith & Friends September 2015, written by Ken Ramstead Captain Tracy Savage was looking for inspiration. The co-pastor at The Salvation Army’s Westminster Park church in London, Ont., Captain Tracy wanted a way to reach out to the wider community beyond the church’s walls. “I know there are people  […]
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Saving Saskatchewan – A Tale of Two Waynes

Posted on 18th August 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
Saskatchewan Fire Relief – by Perron S. Goodyear By day, Wayne Mantyka is a reporter for CTV in Regina.  When a disaster happens in his home Province however, Mantyka becomes a volunteer with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.  He first started volunteering for The Salvation Army 6 years ago and sees it as a way of giving  […]
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Suncoast Citadel in Goderich Celebrates 130 Years

Posted on 27th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
On June 26th, 2015 The Salvation Army Suncoast Citadel kicked off a weekend of celebration with a Newfoundland-Style Jigg’s Dinner. Over 100 people were in attendance at the evening’s meal of turkey, salt beef, veggies galore and blueberry cake for dessert. In addition to the good meal, 10 people were “Screeched-In” as honourary Newfoundlanders. The  […]
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Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Ammonia Leak in Fort Erie

Posted on 14th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
First responders arrived at the scene of Rich Products in Fort Erie shortly after noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 due to an ammonia spill which resulted in the death of one contractor and non-life threatening injuries to two others.  Many in the surrounding area had to be evacuated while others were instructed to remain  […]

Local Salvation Army Personnel Deployed To Assist in Saskatchewan

Posted on 8th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army locally has received a request for assistance from the Army in Saskatchewan due to the ongoing wild fires situation.  The Ontario Great Lakes Division’s Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, is being deployed early on Wednesday, July 8 to assist with leadership of the relief efforts on behalf of the  […]

Salvation Army Day with the London Majors

Posted on 10th June 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
More than 250 Salvationists, friends and supporters joined with hundreds of other Londoners at Labatt Memorial Park in London for “Salvation Army Day” with the London Majors Baseball Club on Friday, June 5th.  A Salvation Army Band ensemble played the National Anthem prior to the start of the game and Public Relations & Development Representative,  […]

13th Annual Salvation Army Golf Day a Success.

Posted on 8th June 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Ontario Great Lakes 13th Annual Salvation Army Golf Day was held on May 28, at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.  144 golfers participated from the division’s business and philanthropic communities and raised over $26,000 toward The Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign.  Special guest for the tournament was NHL alumni, Rick Nattress who golfed a  […]