Prairie News

Community outreach brings relief from Winnipeg heat wave

Posted on 18th August 2015, by Prairie Division
Arthur Heathcote hands water to a thirsty cyclist
WINNIPEG, MB – Last week, Winnipeggers found themselves in the grip of a heatwave with humidity indexes reaching 40, well into the danger zone.  During these dog days of summer, it becomes even more important to stay hydrated.  For many of us, water is only a turn of a tap away, but this isn't always  […]

“Send a Kid to Camp” funds create special memories

Posted on 11th August 2015, by Prairie Division
Dodgeball Salvation Army Kids Camp
WINNIPEG, MB – Colourful balls whiz through the air in every direction until the sound of a low thump signals that another dodgeball player has been retired from the game and must sit and join her friends who have also been eliminated.  These are the sights and sounds of childhood being transformed into memories for  […]

Letters from my Journey

Posted on 4th August 2015, by Prairie Division
Letters From My Journey Cover
WINNIPEG MB – On Wednesday, July 29th the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre (Winnipeg) launched a new book entitled "Letters from my Journey."  The book is composed of letters written by immigrant moms to their children.  Lindsay Feuer, a Social Work practicum student from Booth University College, who gathered the information says "The project was  […]

Updates: Saskatchewan Fire Evacuation

Posted on 19th July 2015, by Prairie Division
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  […]

Improving Literacy, Improving Lives

Posted on 13th July 2015, by Prairie Division
STEP Graduation 2015
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  […]

Prairie Division Officer Welcomes and Farewells

Posted on 25th June 2015, by Prairie Division
Farewell to Majors Darlene and James Anderson
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  […]

Military, first responders thanked

Posted on 18th June 2015, by Prairie Division
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  […]

“Restore Our Core” success for inner city neighbourhood

Posted on 8th June 2015, by Prairie Division
WINNIPEG, MB – When Winnipeg Police Service Chief Devon Clunis speaks, people listen. And when he put out a call to action to the citizens of Winnipeg, asking them to come together and clean up the core area, the response was monumental.   "This spring, the Winnipeg Police Service is inviting the entire community to  […]

Salvation Army celebrates community greenspace in St. Vital

Posted on 4th June 2015, by Prairie Division
WINNIPEG, MB – A young girl squeals as she runs barefoot with her pigtails trailing behind her.  Her sister, a few feet away, turns cartwheels in the lush green grass.  This is a wonderful, warm Sunday afternoon at the new greenspace adjacent to The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre (BMFRC) in the neighbourhood  […]

This “Idol” isn’t ending

Posted on 28th May 2015, by Prairie Division
Winnipeg, MB – As the last strains of music fade out, the crowd at 17th Wing Theatre erupts with thunderous applause. The ovation is for Kailey, and her rendition of “Birthday” as originally performed by Katy Perry. After acknowledging the crowd, she is lead off stage by Hannah, the host of this year’s festivities. On  […]