/R E P E A T -- 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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