Prairie Division

Tam Nguyen, owner and operator of Tam's Pho restaurant, will be donating all of the restaurant's proceeds on May 4 to The Salvation Army in Winnipeg.

Cuisine For A Cause: Winnipeg Restaurateur giving back

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May 4 is a date that will always be significant for Tam Nguyen, and this year, it’s the date he’s going to give back to the community that took him in nearly 37 years ago.

After fleeing from Vietnam in 1980, May 4 was the date he arrived in Malaysia and knew he was going to survive. Now the owner of Tam’s Pho restaurant on Portage Avenue, Nguyen will be donating all of the proceeds from sales on May 4 to […]

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Unsettled: The Salvation Army & Canada’s refugee claimants

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Mohamed Sharif and Yong Qi ‘Richard’ Zhang have been staying at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre since February. With nowhere else to go to seek food and shelter from the cold, the men are two of more than 100 who have turned to The Salvation Army after fleeing the United States and crossing the border illegally, into Emerson, Manitoba.

Some fear deportation under the new Trump presidency, some have had their request to renew their work permit refused, and others, like […]

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Kenora Store Celebrates Re-Opening After Extensive Renovations

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The Salvation Army Lake of the Woods Thrift Store and Community Family Services in Kenora, Ontario re-opened its doors to the community on Wednesday, February 15, after being closed for almost a month while various renovations were completed, including a complete replacement of the store’s floor and a new paint job. 

Staff celebrated alongside Kenora residents with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. – with help from Mayor David Canfield – followed by coffee and cake and some shopping, […]

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Fort Frances celebrates new chapter with location move

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The Salvation Army has had a presence in Fort Frances since 1914, the entire time in the same building that has served them well for more than 100 years.  On January 29, a new chapter for the Fort Frances corps began as they moved around the corner to a new location on the main street of town.

“I was so impressed when I pulled up in front of the building. It was already dark outside but the building looked […]