Prairie News

PHOTOS: Red Shield Golf Classic 2017

Posted on 1st September 2017, by Prairie Division
PHOTOS: Red Shield Golf Classic 2017
[slideshow_deploy id=’4336′]     The Salvation Army’s Prairie Division would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our 12th annual Red Shield Golf Classic tournament on August 24! The weather was great, food — courtesy of Bridges Golf Course — was delicious, and a number of donations and auction bids  […]

Winnipeg man finds hope at Booth Centre

Posted on 10th August 2017, by Prairie Division
Winnipeg man finds hope at Booth Centre
When Jamie Dollings walked into the Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in June, he had no job, no home, and no hope. Suicidal and struggling with mental illness, he came to the Winnipeg facility in search of a miracle. “I felt I was lost,” said Dollings, 58. “I was suicidal to the point I didn’t want  […]

Cuisine For A Cause: Winnipeg Restaurateur giving back

Posted on 28th April 2017, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Unsettled: The Salvation Army & Canada’s refugee claimants

Posted on 28th March 2017, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Kenora Store Celebrates Re-Opening After Extensive Renovations

Posted on 21st February 2017, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Fort Frances celebrates new chapter with location move

Posted on 9th February 2017, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Toy Mountain 2016 Raises 19,000 Toys

Posted on 21st December 2016, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Salvation Army Neepawa is on the move!

Posted on 16th November 2016, by Prairie Division
Members of the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. presented Amanda Naughton-Gale, community services representative at the Neepawa Salvation Army, and Susan Phillips, Chair of the Board of Directors Neepawa Salvation Army, a cheque in the amount of $15,000.00 to go towards Thrift Store relocation in Neepawa. "The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. has been so supportive in our expansion  […]

Winnipeg Foundation Gets Kids Cooking!

Posted on 25th October 2016, by Prairie Division
Thanks to The Winnipeg Foundation, children ages seven to 12 are learning how to plan, prepare and cook healthy food at The Salvation Army's Barbara Mitchell Family Centre (BMFRC) in the Alpine Place neighbourhood of Winnipeg. T.A.S.K. (Together After School for Kids) is a no-cost healthy food program offered to girls and boys, with a focus on having fun while learning the importance  […]