2018 Community Christmas Dinner

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The Salvation Army and the Valhalla Inn hosted its annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday December 16th to more than 400 people.

The dinner was held in the Valhalla Inn Ballroom and Major Lori Mitchell, executive director at Salvation Army community and residential services, said for the past 25 years anyone looking for a good meal and some good company has been welcomed.

The annual dinner also includes a gift room for families to pick out a present for children and youth.
This year the toy room was nearly bursting with toys donated through various campaigns this year, including Thunder Bay Wellness Centre toy mountain, the Bargain Shop, the Lakehead University Thunderwolves teddy bear toss, and the Toys for Tots motorcycle ride.

But the highlight of the day of course was the traditional holiday meal, which included turkey, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, and desert. Valhalla Inn staff also volunteered their time to serve and clean up after the meal. And whether it was a server, someone just finishing up a delicious meal, or a child getting that special toy, everyone left with a smile.

Groundbreaking and
Capital Campaign Launch

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Wednesday, May 16

Today is an exciting day at The Salvation Army. We officially launched
our Journey to Life Centre Capital Campaign during our ground breaking
ceremony. The new building will be located on the same property as our
current building. The new facility will offer innovative and expanded
programs to help participants break free from the cycle of homelessness
and poverty.

The 30,000 sq. ft. three story building doubles thesize of the old buildin g. Construction is planned to begin in August with completion expected by the fall of 2019. The design and construction team consists of Manshield NWO Construction Inc., i4 Architecture, TBT Engineering, Lisa Sandham Interior Designs and Werner Schwar Landscape Architect. 

We are so excited to move into our new home and to continue our work improving the lives of the most vulnerable in Thunder Bay.

Winner - Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
Not-for-Profit Excellence
We are very proud to have received the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Not-for-Profit Excellence Award at the Business Awards Gala on April 14, 2018.  Thank you to whomever nominated us and thank you to the Chamber for this honour.
The Journey to Life
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William Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army, had figured out the idea of the journey to life back in 1890! 

Check out our Residential Services page to find out more!
Volunteering - It Just Feels Good!!
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Do you have a few hours on your hands that you don't know what to do with?  Want to make a difference in Thunder Bay?  Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page, or call 345-6492  to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.
Many hands make light work!