Prairie Division

Capt. Rod Bungay offers a bowl of soup to a man in need

Salvation Army takes soup to the streets


WINNIPEG, MB - With average daily low temperatures dipping to -30 degrees Celsius in the city over the past week, consequences of being outside for any length of time in Winnipeg during this February’s cold snap could range from uncomfortable to fatal.

The Salvation Army’s Winnipeg Booth Centre ministers year-round by offering residential services: a warm, secure and safe place to sleep and a hot meal for men, women and families who need them.

In times of extreme cold, the directors and [...]

Alla Liubov Jacob at English Cafe

English Café offers support to New Canadians


WINNIPEG, MB - For new Canadians, the prospect of adapting to life in an unfamiliar country is a daunting one. Even the most fundamental issues in life can seem insurmountable when language is a factor.

This community need prompted the formation of English Café.

Tuesday evenings between six and eight o’clock, volunteers meet with newcomers to Canada at this connecting point on Morrow Avenue, just off the main thoroughfares of Ste. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue, at The Salvation [...]

U of W Wesmen vs BU Bobcats

Wesmen fundraiser a slam dunk


WINNIPEG, MB - On Saturday, January 24, the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women’s and Men’s basketball teams both won hard-fought victories over the Brandon University Bobcats, 67-58 and 80-63 respectively.

For men and women living with disabilities in Winnipeg, the bigger win came in the form of fundraising support from the Wesmen and their fans.

Ticket revenues, funds from the 50/50 draws, and proceeds from head-to-head hoops battles between Chris Greaves and Brett Carter of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were generously donated [...]

Golden West Centennial Lodge receives water

Sally Ann responds to Winnipeg boil water advisory


Featured image: Golden West Centennial Lodge Support Services Manager Barry Doran receives a bottled water delivery from Debbie Clarke, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Director, Prairie Division East

WINNIPEG, MB – On Tuesday, January 27th, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority issued a boil water advisory for all of the city’s nearly 700,000 residents.

A press release from the WRHA listed the reason for the advisory as “a precautionary measure as a result of two clusters of positive results involving the presence [...]