Prairie Division

Refugees

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 […]

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Toy Mountain 2016 Raises 19,000 Toys

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The Salvation Army in Winnipeg is proud to officially announce another successful Toy Mountain campaign, as the organization exceeded their goal in 2016 by roughly 2,000 toys.

The campaign officially kicked off on October 29 with a toy drive at Investors Group Field during the final Winnipeg Blue Bombers home game of the season. After that, donations of new and unwrapped toys were being accepted all across the city at any Scotiabank location, various Salvation Army locations, and all […]