Happy Birthday, Canada!

Posted on 30th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Happy Birthday, Canada!
We are very excited and proud to display our Canada 150 banner for all of London to see! The team at London’s Centre of Hope installed the artwork on 261 Wellington (right by the Community Garden) earlier this week. If you look closely, you are able to see lovely pictures and birthday wishes to commemorate  […]

Kindness Meters Land in London

Posted on 12th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Charlie Pinkerton, The London Free Press A new set of parking meters is up and running in downtown London, but they’re there to give your money instead of take it. They’re called Kindness Meters and after nearly two years of lobbying by London’s Lincoln McCardle, they’ve finally arrived. “I’m relieved, happy, delighted and tickled  […]

Donut Day a Delicious Celebration

Posted on 5th June 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
National Donut Day was a hit across the Ontario Great Lakes Division! Almost 700 donuts were given out to celebrate National Donut Day in London. We would like to thank Rundle's No Frills for their generous donation in order to make this event a tremendous success. http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1138479 Also, over 4,000 timbits were handed out in Owen Sound & Port Elgin.  […]
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Are You Prepared?

Posted on 11th May 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Did you know 2 in 5 Canadians have experienced a major emergency in their lifetime? Are YOU prepared? May 7-13 is Emergency Preparedness Week. It's meant to encourage important conversations to have with loved ones to develop a plan in the event of an emergency situation. These three steps are critical. Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.  […]

National Hero Bringing Hope to London

Posted on 25th April 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
London, Ontario – We are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker for our 6th annual ‘Hope in the City’ breakfast. You’ll recognize him as the face of the monstrous Alberta wildfires–former Fire Chief Darby Allen. Allen was Regional Fire Chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (now retired), an area that encompasses the community  […]

Salvation Army Camp Builds Confidence

Posted on 3rd April 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Healthy, hearty meals, bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what over 2,500 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, Captain Rick Zelinsky attended Salvation Army camp as a child. "It’s a friendship that moves beyond the borders of our camp property.” If kids are looking  […]

Making Life Better For Those With Alzheimer’s

Posted on 14th February 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Shannon Wise An intelligent Bookkeeper, a talented bowler and a bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave Yule remembers how his mother used to be. Now at age 82, Agnes Yule suffers from Alzheimer’s. Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army's London Village five days a week. Brothers Dave & Brian Yule share  […]
Categories: London

Former Divisional Commanders now Territorial Chief Secretaries

Posted on 30th January 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Jennifer Bieman, St. Thomas Times-Journal Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:39:21 EST PM It’s safe to call Salvation Army Colonels Deborah and Lee Graves a power couple. After all, the pair now hold two top leadership spots in the international Christian organization’s Canada and Bermuda operations. Col. Lee Graves, a St. Thomas native, is settling  […]
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London’s Kettle Campaign Sets New Record

Posted on 10th January 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign final numbers are in, and several records have been broken. A total of $648,173 was raised in London, surpassing its goal of $500,000. There was also a record set for online donations, $10,815, made to the city of London through FillTheKettle.com “We are blown away by the generosity of Londoners,”  […]

Churchill Family Donation Benefits London Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 29th December 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Thursday December 22, Carl Churchill visited the Ontario Great Lakes Divisional Headquarters to present a generous gift of money towards the London Christmas Kettle Campaign. In 2014, the Churchill Family became aware of the shortfall in revenue towards the campaign that year and decided to match the amount taken in on the last full  […]