Advisory - Media Briefing - The Salvation Army Opens Its Doors Nationwide During Red Shield Campaign



    
    Largest Nongovernmental Direct Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts
    Open Houses at Centres in Cities Nationwide
    

    TORONTO, May 20 /CNW/ -

    
    WHO:         Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including
                 local politicians, civic groups and community leaders

    WHAT:        On May 22nd The Salvation Army will host a national open
                 house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour
                 facilities and see, first-hand, the services provided to
                 more than 1.5 million Canadians in need each year. The Army
                 also will hold a special ribbon-cutting ceremony for the
                 grand opening of its newest facility, the Toronto
                 Harbourlight Ministries -- a multi-service facility that
                 includes an 85-bed residential substance abuse treatment
                 program, 98 transitional housing apartments and immigration
                 and refugee services.

    BACKGROUND:  The national open house is The Salvation Army's largest
                 one-day event culminating a month-long fundraising campaign
                 -- the May Red Shield Campaign -- which raises money and
                 awareness for Canada's marginalized and homeless. For more
                 information on the campaign please visit
                 www.SalvationArmy.ca.

    NATIONAL     Andrew Burditt
     CONTACT:    Territorial Public Relations Director
                 The Salvation Army
                 416-845-8231
                 andrew_burditt@can.salvationarmy.org


    WHEN/WHERE:  Friday, May 22nd at Salvation Army Centres and Shelters
                 located across the country.

    TORONTO:
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    The Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Grand Opening
    160 Jarvis Street, Toronto
    10:30 AM
    CONTACT: Captain John Murray - 416-998-0117 and
    Neil Leduke - 416-578-7998
    (xx)Minister George Smitherman, Deputy Premier, and City Councillor
    Kyle Rae will be attendance

    -- REGIONAL OPEN HOUSE LOCATIONS --

    ALBERTA:
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    The Salvation Army Addictions & Residential Centre
    9611 102 Avenue, Edmonton
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    CONTACT: Karen Diaper
    780-920-8818

    The Salvation Army Community & Family Services Centre
    9620 101A Avenue, Edmonton
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    CONTACT: Karen Diaper
    780-920-8818

    Grace Manor Seniors Residence
    12510 140 Avenue, Edmonton
    11:00 - 2:00 PM
    CONTACT: Karen Diaper
    780-920-8818

    BRITISH COLUMBIA:
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    Vancouver Harbour Light
    119 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
    11:30 AM
    CONTACT: Major Brian Venables
    778-227-7291

    MANITOBA:
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    Winnipeg Booth Centre
    180 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Karen Hoeft
    204-223-5588

    MARITIMES:
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    Halifax Booth Centre
    2044 Gottingen Street, Halifax
    1:00 - 4:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Ross Bungay
    or Robert Lundrigan
    902-422-2363

    Booth Residential Services
    36 Saint James Street, Saint John
    1:00 - 3:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Carson Durdle
    or David Hood
    506-634-7021

    NEWFOUNDLAND:
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    The Wiseman Centre
    714 Water Street, St. John's
    1:00 - 3:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Wade Budgell
    709-727-9356

    ONTARIO:
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    Hamilton Booth Centre
    94 York Boulevard, Hamilton
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    CONTACT: Jennifer Kellner
    905-521-1660

    London Centre of Hope
    281 Wellington Street, London
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    CONTACT: Major Neil Lewis
    519-661-1359

    Windsor Community Recreation Center
    355 Church Street, Windsor
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    CONTACT: Major Pat Phinney
    519-521-2351

    Brantford Booth Centre
    187 Dalhousie Street, Brantford
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    CONTACT: Captain Pam Goodyear
    519-778-0177

    Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
    16 Bayfield Street, Barrie
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Roy Randell
    705-728-3737

    QUEBEC:
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    Booth Centre
    880, rue Guy, Montréal
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    CONTACT: Audrey Houde-Forget
    514-755-8561

    Hôtellerie pour hommes &  Maison Charlotte
    14, Côte du Palais, Québec City
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    CONTACT: Melissa Chasse
    418-806-9900

    SASKATCHEWAN:
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    Waterston Centre
    1845 Osler St, Regina, SK
    2:00 - 4:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Wayne McDonough
    306-569-6088

    Saskatoon Community Centre
    339 Avenue C S, SK
    1:30 - 4:00 PM
    CONTACT: Captain Rhonda Smith
    306-242-6833
    




For further information:

For further information: NATIONAL CONTACT: Andrew Burditt, Territorial
Public Relations Director, The Salvation Army, (416) 845-8231,
andrew_burditt@can.salvationarmy.org


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