Operation North Pole

Posted on 24th December 2021, by mariasilva
For over 30 years, The Salvation Army in Yellowknife has provided a food hamper program over the Christmas season called: Operation North Pole. This program helps bring the holidays to remote communities all over the Northwest Territories, including some only accessible by plane or by a 7+ hour drive from Yellowknife. This year, Operation North  […]

Kids at the Kettle

Posted on 23rd December 2021, by mariasilva
On December 17, 2021, The Salvation Army in Calgary launched its first annual Kids at the Kettle event. The goal for this one-day event was to invite kids and families to get involved by volunteering at a Kettle. The event was a success as 65 kids signed up to ring bells at Kettle at locations  […]
Every year, The Salvation Army launches its annual Christmas Kettle campaign that helps raise money to fund programs all year round. This campaign is made possible by the volunteers who dedicate their time at over 2,000 locations, including grocery stores and shopping malls across Canada. Gerri Whiteford is a registered nurse and has been volunteering  […]
It’s the 1950’s, and the Christmas season is here. A crowded shopping mall in Toronto has a  young boy and his father wandering the corridors when they spot a man in uniform standing beside a red bucket. The ringing of a bell leads the father and son towards the man. The boy’s father reaches for  […]

Generational leadership helps move The Salvation Army forward

Posted on 8th December 2021, by mariasilva
Jack Thrasher, a husband, father of two, and now a retired lawyer from Calgary sat on the Calgary Advisory Board since August 1993 and during his time became Chair of the Board from 2007 to 2011, and again from 2015-2018. Recently, Jack received a Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to  […]
Larry Dewey is retired; he keeps busy volunteering for various organizations and sits on multiple executive boards. A few years ago, a friend of his, Windsor, invited him to attend a fellowship breakfast at The Salvation Army’s Fort McMurray community church. That was when his relationship with The Salvation Army began. “They’re an awesome group  […]

Ryan’s journey

Posted on 8th June 2021, by Alberta
Ryan's story, Ryan, Chaplain Doug, Sarah.
At 28 years old, Ryan is an upgrading student with a bright future ahead of him. However, the classroom hasn’t always been an environment that’s brought out the best in him. As a child, Ryan dealt with bullying at school. Compounded with the toll his parent’s divorce had on him, he often felt depressed. Growing  […]
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Drumhelelr Salvation Army new domestic violence shelter
On March 1, The Salvation Army Drumheller held a ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand opening of the new temporary domestic violence shelter, Colton’s Place. It has been a project in the works since 2019, and with the support of Big Country Anti-Violence, Drumheller RCMP, the Town of Drumheller, Drumheller Housing Administration, and the Drumheller Rotary  […]