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The Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk

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PRAIRIE DIVISION – The annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run & 1K Elf Walk is a fundraising event with the Salvation Army and the Running Room that brings families and friends together, while getting a little bit of chilly exercise. The event is held across North America and in 39 Canadian cities on December 7th, 2013 In the prairie division we have three participating cities.  100% of the registration fees and t-shirt sales will go to supporting programs with The Salvation Army.   Regina funds designated to Waterston Centre is a residence which

The Saskatchewan Roughriders supporting their community

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REGINA, SK - Well it was a great day at The Salvation Army – Haven of Hope Tuesday, August 29th.  Four of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Ricky Foley #95, Tristan Black #51, Eddie Russ #16 and Rey Williams #48 helped to fill and hand out backpacks to families that were supported through the Back-To-School Backpack program. As well as helping serve,  players, coaches and Rider staff provided a monetary donation towards the program which helped to contribute about 80 backpacks. The players visited Haven of Hope with the support of Athletes in Action,

Helping Children Cope with Anger

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Since The Salvation Army entered Regina in 1895 it has gained a reputation of feeding the hungry, clothing the less-fortunate and sheltering men, women and families. While helping the aforementioned remains a high priority for The Salvation Army, another priority is to lead our youth into a bright future free of harming themselves and others. Did you know that in Regina, steps are being taken to achieve that goal? For the second consecutive year The Salvation Army is offering an Anger Management program called “Red Cap”. Taking place at Coronation

Waterston Centre Cook Went From Oil Rigs to Feeding Regina’s Needy

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Story courtesy of the Regina Leader Post: The “lottery truck” pulls up to the Salvation Army’s Waterston Centre every Tuesday afternoon. After the wheels come to a stop, those in Kevin Hall’s mind begin churning with meal ideas as he surveys the weekly grocery haul. “I call it the lottery truck because you never know what’s going to come off of it,” Hall noted ahead of Monday night’s striploin steak dinner, a “home-run” meal that had been planned for weeks. The 53-year-old is one of three cooks at Waterston Centre

Mosaic Backpack Feeding Program: Helping Children When They Need It Most

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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Salvation Army welcomed special guests to their kitchen Friday, March 15th, 2013 to see first-hand an exciting new partnership with The Mosaic Company.  The Mosaic Backpack Feeding Program provides backpacks filled with nutritious food to at-risk elementary students, addressing the need for weekend nutrition programs in Regina schools. Mosaic announced it has contributed $50,000 to fund the program, covering the cost of backpacks, weekly food, transportation and dedicated staff. “This initiative provides children with food on weekends – a time when they ordinarily would be going

The Salvation Army in Partnership with United Way Regina Opens a Cold Weather Shelter

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Regina, SK – We all know how cold winter is in Saskatchewan, especially when temperatures dip to extreme conditions, but imagine having to deal with it when you have no roof over your head. That is what many less-fortunate men face in Regina every night, which is why The Salvation Army and United Way Regina have partnered to make sure no man is left out in the cold. The organizations have announced a Cold Weather Response Program. The project (at the Waterston Centre at 1845 Osler Street) will temporarily increase

Santa’s Anonymous – Giving Kids A Merry Christmas

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Story Courtesy of News Talk 980 CJME: The Regina Food Bank was a beehive of activity on Saturday morning as more than 48-hundred presents were wrapped in just over three hours at the 43rd annual Santa’s Anonymous. The annual toy drive is a partnership between CJME, The Salvation Army and the Regina and District Food Bank with a goal to make sure families who struggle to make ends meet can give their kids a real Christmas. Val Wiks with the Salvation Army says this year close to 1000 families came

2012 Santa Shuffle Sees Significant Increase in Support

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Winnipeg, MB – Preliminary results for the three Santa Shuffles held in the Prairie Division (Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina) has shown a significant increase in support.  Each year Running Room and All Weather Windows sponsor Santa Shuffle – a fun race with proceeds going to support The Salvation Army across Canada as it assists families and individuals in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. “This year saw a 37% increase of runners in the annual Santa Shuffle and over $39,000 raised in the three cities participating in

A NEW RESIDENCE FOR WOMEN ATTENDING DRUG TREATMENT COURT IN REGINA

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Regina, SK – The Salvation Army has officially opened the doors to a new supportive residence for women attending the Regina Drug Treatment Court. In March of 2012, The Salvation Army received over $500,000 in Homelessness Partnering Strategy Funding (Federal Program) and has also partnered with the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC), to launch a new supportive residence called “Kate’s Place”. The two-year test program will give women a place to go when completing court-mandated drug treatment. The intent is to provide 24 hour supervision, safe and stable housing, general counselling, support and

School Feeding Program Connects with Kids

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Regina, Saskatchewan – The Salvation Army is proud to announce an exciting new partnership with PotashCorp that will provide nutritious lunches to at-risk elementary students in Regina. PotashCorp is donating $45,000 to help cover the cost of the Food on the Move “School Feeding Program”- currently providing nutritious lunches to underprivileged students at Coronation Park Elementary School.  The program started as a pilot project last March; thanks to PotashCorp’s generous donation, the Salvation Army is now able to expand it for the entire 2012/2013 school year and potentially expand the