Summer Camp Forges Bonds For Counsellors Too

Posted on 8th August 2016, by Alberta
When we write about The Salvation Army’s Pine Lake Camp, we usually talk about the campers. They are the kids who come from all over the Division to experience nature, outdoor activities, and God in a new way and whose lives are often impacted in immeasurable ways through the adventure. This year is no different,  […]

Fort McMurray: After The Fire

Posted on 21st July 2016, by Alberta
Fort mcMurray wildfire regrowth
“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta. As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will  […]

Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta

Posted on 15th July 2016, by Alberta
The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band
Celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band made a visit to Alberta where they performed five concerts in just three days! The tour began with a stop at Banff’s Central Park surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Locals and tourists alike popped by and threw down blankets on the grass to take  […]
14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic
It was a picture perfect, hot summer day on June 7 as 156 golfers teed off at Highlands Golf Course in Edmonton for the 14th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic. This year’s sold out tournament raised $234,000 toward the purchase of a new Community Response Unit (CRU) for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster  […]

Hope And Help During The Hard Times

Posted on 27th April 2016, by Alberta
"Things can get so much worse than you ever believe," says Colette as she describe the time when her spouse lost his job and they lost their home. Colette and her family turned to The Salvation Army during that tough time in their lives and were given hope and help.

Giving The Gift Of Time

Posted on 15th April 2016, by Alberta
“Being a volunteer makes me feel like I can contribute to the community and help people,” says Brenda. “There is always somebody out there that needs help.” Brenda started her volunteer journey with The Salvation Army six years ago and has become a regular. You will often find her volunteering at the Centre of Hope  […]

Helping Oil Field Families Through the Downturn

Posted on 8th April 2016, by Alberta
Southern Alberta
The area around Brooks, Alberta has been hit hard by the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Many oil field workers are unemployed or have had their hours cut back significantly. Employment Insurance benefits have run out for many or they didn’t qualify to begin with because they were self-employed contractors. Families are running  […]

Canon Ridge Launches New Community Programs

Posted on 24th March 2016, by Alberta
The Salvation Army's Canon Ridge in Edmonton
Over a hundred people came out to celebrate The Salvation Army Canon Ridge location’s grand re-opening this past Saturday. Blessed with great weather, everyone was able to enjoy a free barbecue while kids had the opportunity to take photos with Sally Ann, get their faces painted, make crafts, and take part in an Easter egg  […]

From Rock Bottom To Rebuilding

Posted on 10th March 2016, by Alberta
“The Salvation Army has meant all the difference between being homeless and possibly dead because I was very suicidal,” states Shelley, a recovering alcoholic and women’s residential services client. Shelley was a successful administrative assistant but she was drinking too much. First she lost her job then she was evicted from her apartment when she  […]