/R E P E A T -- Salvation Army Youth Band Departs for Southern California to March in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade/

TORONTO, Dec. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, December 27, 2012, 35 Salvation Army young people from the Greater Toronto Area will depart Toronto for Pasadena, California as The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Divisional Youth Band will be this year's guest band for the organization's Tournament of Roses Parade, set for January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California.

For more than 80 years, The Salvation Army has marched in the Rose Parade in Pasadena. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band is made up of more than 150 musicians. The Salvation Army Ontario Central East Divisional Youth Band is a group of dedicated young musicians who are keen to volunteer and share about the work of our organization in the community through music.  In recent years the band has toured Alberta, Newfoundland and Ontario and recently completed a tour of Clearwater - St. Petersburg, Florida.

The band will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport, Terminal #1, via Air Canada #799 at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Editor's Note:    Major John Murray spokesperson for the organization and who will be travelling with the band to Pasadena, will be at the airport at 9:45 a.m. for interviews. The musicians will also be available for interviews.
  Major John Murray - 416-998-0117

About the Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.  News releases, articles and updated information can be found at SalvationArmy.ca

SOURCE: The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information:

Major John P. Murray, APR - Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development

Neil W. Leduke - Director of Communications, The Salvation Army GTA

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