Prairie Division


Updates: Saskatchewan Fire Evacuation


Updated July 19th, 2015 – As of Saturday, July 18, there are 103 active fires in the province. There have been 637 wildfires so far this season. 

In Saskatoon, as of Sunday afternoon, the Sasktel Soccer Centre will be closed and all the remaining people moved over to Henk Ruys.

Prince Albert, there are no plans at this point to close either Reception Centre as many people staying with family and friends and in hotels are using this as […]

STEP Graduation 2015

Improving Literacy, Improving Lives


WINNIPEG, MB – STEP (STages Education Program) is a community-based literacy program operated by The Salvation Army consisting of two stages.  Steven Kay is 34 years old.  He entered STEP with the equivalent of a grade three reading and writing level (Stage 2). 

Steven struggled during his first days in program to balance his school workload with some emotional issues that he was facing and actually left the program several weeks after he started as he was not able to find […]

Farewell to Majors Darlene and James Anderson

Prairie Division Officer Welcomes and Farewells


WINNIPEG, MB – Within the structure of The Salvation Army, much like the military, Officers receive orders and postings to different locations where they will serve.  Every year, changes to these postings are made in the annual "Officer Move."

This year among those leaving the Prairie Division are Majors Darlene and James Anderson.  Majors Anderson have upheld appointments in the Division for three years.  Arriving in Winnipeg, from appointments in Toronto, they have been an integral part of Divisional Headquarters with […]

Cam Marsland prepares the doughnuts while Mandy Marsland and Spencer Marsland (3) thank military members of the 17 Wing Administration Branch during the Salvation Army's Doughnut Day  at 17 Wing Winnipeg.
Doughnut Day is a tradition for the Salvation Army that began during the First World War when two female Ensigns began cooking doughnuts for the men on the front lines to bring them a little piece of home.  On 12 June 2015, the Winnipeg branch brought the tradition to 17 Wing.

Photo: Sgt Bill McLeod, 17 Wing Photojournalist

Military, first responders thanked


WINNIPEG, MB – On Friday, June 12, staff and volunteers from The Salvation Army in Winnipeg continued a nearly century old tradition of serving doughnuts to those who keep us safe and free from harm.

In 1917, during World War I, Ensigns Helen Purviance and Margaret Sheldon were among the 250 Salvation Army volunteers providing assistance in France.  The duo were on the front lines working with the American First Division when they had the idea to use their limited resources […]