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Toy Mountain 2016 Raises 19,000 Toys


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 […]

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Giving back: Author will donate book proceeds to The Salvation Army


After moving to Canada from Nigeria for a fresh start 13 years ago, a Winnipeg businessman and author is giving back to the city after establishing a life for himself and his family.

Ré Peters will launch his book, titled Your House, Your Choice, on October 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. at McNally Robinson. All proceeds from the first half million copies sold will go directly to The Salvation Army.

Re Peters will be donating all proceeds from the first […]


2013 Toy Mountain Campaign Raises $327,593.29


Winnipeg, MB – CTV, The Salvation Army and Scotiabank want to say a heartfelt Thank You Winnipeg!

This year’s Toy Mountain campaign raised a total of $327,593.29 in toy and cash donations. This translated into more than 16,000 toys for children in need here in Winnipeg.

“For many families helped by The Salvation Army here in Winnipeg, they face a difficult decision between keeping the lights on and giving their child a Christmas gift,” says Jonathan Hamel, The Salvation Army […]


Toy Mountain brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s less fortunate


Winnipeg, MB – Julieen Keeley lives in Winnipeg’s Logan-C.P.R neighbourhood with her 8-year-old daughter Jessica. Just a block away from The Salvation Army’s Weetamah corps where Jessica attends Kids Club events every Thursday evening. Like most girls her age, Jessica loves reading and doing crafts. She’s excited for Christmas and hopes to get a Monster High doll from Santa Claus. Unfortunately, Julieen cannot afford what most of us take for granted. However, The Salvation Army is working to make sure every […]

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9th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast – Making a Difference One Life at a Time


Winnipeg, MB – Each year, The Salvation Army works diligently to make a difference in our community, one life at a time. Through programs and services that reach out to individuals and families going through tough times, The Salvation Army understands the toll income loss, emergencies and disaster take on people. During the 9th Annual Hope in the City Breakfast, guests were introduced to some of the programs of The Salvation Army that help individuals overcome life and soul destroying […]


Taking the Bite Out


Winnipeg, MB – Just the mention of bed bugs and people reflexively begin to scratch imagined itches.  Having to deal with the pesky critters is worse.  No one wants to share their home and beds with a blood sucking pest.  Getting rid of them can be an expensive nightmare.  In recent years Winnipeg has had to deal with its fair share of bed bugs showing up in public places, housing complexes and apartment buildings.  The Salvation Army Booth Centre has […]

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Turning the Wheels of Dignity


Winnipeg, MB – The Salvation Army Community Venture program has been providing day programs and outreach in Winnipeg since 1986 to women and men living with mental and physical disabilities.  Community Venture is devoted to supporting adults living with disabilities by providing them opportunities to work and participate in the community.  Travel is required to incorporate vocational and volunteer placements as well as participating in various recreational activities throughout the city.

“Transportation is a critical element in providing […]


Heritage Park Temple Youth receive Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program Grant


Winnipeg, MB – Recently The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple was awarded a $1,514 grant from the Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program for replacements and upgrades to sporting equipment for its youth programs.

“With this funding,” said Major Sandra Budden, Corps Officer for Heritage Park Temple, “participants in our Kids Club and 825 Drop-in Centre will have access to sporting equipment designed to combine fun, fitness and team work.”

At its location on 825 School Road, Heritage Park Temple offers a number of […]


They’re just flowers


Winnipeg, MB – When the idea came up to take flowers to The Golden West Centennial Lodge and Grace Hospital, the intention was to put a smile on 116 seniors’ faces and thank a group of volunteers who spend countless hours helping the vulnerable in our community.

The impact was much bigger than anyone could have imagined. To the groups that put the bouquets together, they were just flowers. To the seniors who received them, they were a powerful gesture showing […]

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A question of dignity


Winnipeg, MB – What does dignity mean to you?  This was the question presented at our recent Dignity Mannequin exhibits at Winnipeg Square and Polo Park Shopping Centre.  During the May 17 and 18 exhibit, 10 mannequins provided a visual story of dignity while prompting passersby to consider the question “What does dignity mean?”

“Initial reaction to the exhibit was that of curiosity. This reaction turned to quiet surprise and a new understanding as people learned what it represented,” said Tsungai […]