Prairie News

On November 25th, 2015, at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg, Major Ray Harris’ book Convictions Matter: The Function of Salvation Army Doctrines was launched.   Rev. Dr. James Christie, Director of the Ridd Institute of Religion and Global Policy, introduced Major Harris to the packed atrium by saying “It is his work within the Manitoba Multifaith  […]

Kenora’s 25th Annual Miracle Marathon

Posted on 30th November 2015, by
Kenora, ON  November 27-28, 2015  Hosted by the  Kenora radio station 89.5 The Lake FM, the community of Kenora has supported The Salvation Army's Annual Miracle Marathon for 25 years. Kenora Standard Insurance opened up their office space and with the help of the radio station invited: business men & women, city counsellors, Kenora Mayor  […]

Brandon kettles set to boil

Posted on 23rd November 2015, by
Major Rhonda kicks off kettles
BRANDON, MB – Christmas Kettles are set and ready to boil in Brandon!  Major Rhonda Smith, Commanding/Family Services Officer officially kicked-off the Kettle Campaign in Brandon on Friday, November 20th.  The 2015 goal for Brandon & Area is $60,000. Major Rhonda indicated "Money raised through the Kettles goes toward helping purchase items for the Christmas  […]
WINNIPEG, MB – Thirty-eight students from Claremont Secondary School in Victoria, British Columbia took a trip about Canadian Identity.  They stepped off a train in Winnipeg with the comforts of home they had brought with them – blankets, sleeping bags, pillows – and put in a call to The Salvation Army looking for a place  […]

Breakfast outlines journey From Uncertainty to Hope

Posted on 17th November 2015, by
WINNIPEG, MB – From Uncertainty to Hope.  This simple sentence describes the journey for many refugees and immigrants who come to Canada.  It was also the theme of this year's 11th Annual Salvation Army Hope in the City Breakfast.  Over four hundred guests were on hand at the RBC Convention Centre to hear the stories  […]
Winnipeg Foundation provides Community Venture members with Wheels of Dignity
WINNIPEG, MB – Members and staff welcomed Mr. Rick Lussier, Director of Community Grants with The Winnipeg Foundation, on Friday, November 6th to Community Venture.  Mr. Lussier presented keys for a new program van to Crystal Ryland, Day Program Coordinator.  The Winnipeg Foundation provided a grant for Community Venture to purchase and convert a 2015  […]
Major Roxanne Jennings and Florence Quan
WINNIPEG, MB – On Friday, October 18th, colleagues and friends gathered together for a surprise luncheon to commemorate 15 years of faithful service given by Florence Quan, Family Life Coordinator at Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, to the children, women, and men in the community of Alpine Place, Winnipeg.   Florence loves acronyms so, after  […]

Art is born of unlikely hands

Posted on 6th October 2015, by
Kathie CV Art Show
WINNIPEG, MB – The artist stands proudly beside her exhibit as a crowd gathers.  She turns to face them and shares insight into the inspiration for her creation.  She is Kathie.  She is a painter.  She is also a member of the Charleswood program of Community Venture, a Christian-based program administered by The Salvation Army devoted  […]

Weston Corps celebrates a century in Winnipeg

Posted on 18th September 2015, by
Weston Corps 100th Anniversary
WINNIPEG, MB – One hundred years ago, The Salvation Army erected a church in the Weston area of Winnipeg, adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway yards.  The nineteen-tens proved to be a tumultuous time for the rail industry as the workers of the CP yards, most of them residents of Weston, walked off the job  […]