/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - The Salvation Army opens doors to public
during National Red Shield Campaign/

Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide

TORONTO, May 18 /CNW/ -

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

    WHAT:              On Wednesday, May 19th 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 each year.

    BACKGROUND:        The National Open House is The Salvation Army's
                       largest one-day event, culminating a month-long
                       fundraising campaign - the National Red Shield
                       Campaign that seeks to educate the public about the
                       cycle of poverty in Canada and raise funds to help
                       combat the problem.

                       The open house events follow the release of a new
                       Salvation Army report detailing the public's
                       perception on homelessness and poverty. More
                       information about both the May Red Shield report and
                       open house events can be found online at
                       www.SalvationArmy.ca.

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

    WHEN/WHERE:        Wednesday, May 19th at Salvation Army Centres and
                       Shelters located across the country.
    

National Open House Locations

    
    ALBERTA and Northern Territories
    --------------------------------
    Centre of Hope
    420 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
    CONTACT: Captain Pam Goodyear
    403-874-9413

    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
    125 Elmore Drive, Fort McMurray
    CONTACT: Joan Noble
    780-791-3234

    The Salvation Army Community Services
    164 Stratton Way SE, Medicine Hat
    CONTACT: Major James Hagglund
    403-529-6883

    The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services
    4925 45th Street, Yellowknife
    CONTACT: Major Dale Sobool
    867-920-4673

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

    Victoria Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre
    525 Johnson Street, Victoria
    CONTACT: Carol Barton
    250-858-0808

    MANITOBA:
    ---------
    Winnipeg Booth Centre
    180 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Al Hoeft
    204-946-9459
    CONTACT: Captain Tiffany Marshall
    204-781-9053

    ONTARIO:
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    Barrie Bayside Mission Centre
    16 Bayfield Street, Barrie
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    CONTACT: Major Roy Randell
    705-728-3737

    Kingston Harbour Light
    562 Princess Street, Kingston
    CONTACT: Major Gary Brown
    613-572-4325

    London Centre of Hope
    281 Wellington Street, London
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    CONTACT: Nancy Powers
    519-661-1359

    Oakville Lighthouse Shelter
    750 Redwood Square, Oakville
    CONTACT: Rachel Sawatzky
    905-339-2918

    Ottawa Booth Centre
    171 George Street, Ottawa
    CONTACT: Michael Maidment
    613-795-8898

    St. Catharines Community Resource Centre/Booth Centre
    184 Church Street, St. Catharines
    CONTACT: Major Michael Hennessy
    905-684-7813

    Toronto - The Gateway
    107 Jarvis Street, Toronto
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    CONTACT: Pamela Loveless
    416-545-7569
    CONTACT: Captain John Murray
    416-998-0117

    Thunder Bay Community & Residential Services
    545 Cumberland Street N, Thunder Bay
    CONTACT: Major Merv Halvorsen
    807-345-7319

    QUEBEC:
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    L'Abri d'espoir
    2000, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    CONTACT: Amelia Desjacques
    514-554-5607

    Montreal Booth Centre
    880, rue Guy, Montréal
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    CONTACT: Michel Tasse
    514-349-2848

    Hôtellerie pour hommes & Maison Charlotte
    14, Côte du Palais, Québec City
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    CONTACT: Melissa Chasse
    418-806-9900

    SASKATCHEWAN:
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    Regina Waterston Centre
    1845 Osler St, Regina
    11:00 am presentations with guided tours to follow
    CONTACT: Pamela Snider
    306-551-2230

    Saskatoon Community Centre
    339 Avenue C S, Saskatoon
    CONTACT: Captain Rhonda Smith
    306-242-6833
    

SOURCE The Salvation Army

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


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