Advisory - Media Briefing - 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

    NATIONAL CONTACT:  Andrew Burditt
                       Territorial Public Relations Director
                       The Salvation Army

    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

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

    The Salvation Army
    125 Elmore Drive, Fort McMurray
    CONTACT: Joan Noble

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

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

    Vancouver Harbour Light
    119 E Cordova Street, Vancouver
    CONTACT: Major Brian Venables

    Victoria Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre
    525 Johnson Street, Victoria
    CONTACT: Carol Barton

    Winnipeg Booth Centre
    180 Henry Avenue, Winnipeg
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    CONTACT: Major Al Hoeft
    CONTACT: Captain Tiffany Marshall

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

    Kingston Harbour Light
    562 Princess Street, Kingston
    CONTACT: Major Gary Brown

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

    Oakville Lighthouse Shelter
    750 Redwood Square, Oakville
    CONTACT: Rachel Sawatzky

    Ottawa Booth Centre
    171 George Street, Ottawa
    CONTACT: Michael Maidment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Saskatoon Community Centre
    339 Avenue C S, Saskatoon
    CONTACT: Captain Rhonda Smith

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: NATIONAL CONTACT: Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations Director, The Salvation Army, (416) 845-8231,

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