Canada Day - July 1

Canada Day is an opportunity to gather in our communities, from coast to coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, which were born in the audacious vision and shared values of our ancestors, and which are voiced in nearly all of the languages of the world through the contribution of new Canadians.

Canada Day is a time to celebrate the heritage passed down to us through the works of our authors, poets, artists and performers. It is a time to rejoice in the discoveries of our scientific researchers, in the success of our entrepreneurs, and to commemorate our history — a history in which each new chapter reveals itself to be more touching, more fascinating than the last.
As we look ahead, we have every reason to face the future with confidence and enthusiasm.

Let's celebrate Canada!


The Salvation Army in St Albert has just grown again with the arrival of a new born baby!

Congratulations to Len & Katherine on the arrival of their baby girl. Her name is Grace and was born early Sunday morning and she weighed 7lbs 4oz's.

Mom, Dad, the boys and the baby are all doing well, in fact Dad is already sending pictures and video clips to all in cyberspace - stay tuned.

Mayors Walk/Run for Charity

Yes - today was the annual 3/5 K walk or 8 K run through St Albert.

I sit here writing this note only 2 hrs after completing the race in one piece. This year, Capt Les, Beth, Adam and Justin participated in the run and Capt Tiffany & Linda volunteered to help put the race on.

Once again, we thank this years sponsor Roy Financial and all of the volunteers and participants that made the walk/race a tremendous success. Last year 26 local charities recieved a total of $56000 and this year we hope to top that total.

Many thanks to those who sponsored our participants. Together we raised over $700.00 in pledges which will go toward purchasing new chairs for the Church sanctuary.

That's all for now - now its time to soak those sore and aching muscles.

See you tomorrow at Church - 11AM!

The previous 36 hrs - musings by Capt Les

Sunday afternoon flew to Toronto ON, drove to Jackson's Point and attended the funeral of his best friends step son Daryl Harney on Monday. Daryl was killed in a car accident while working in Northern BC.

WOW - what a funeral - huge attendance - lovely yet very emotional service. Daryl obviously touched the lives of many!

Tuesday morning left the Salvation Army's Jackson's Point Camp and stopped at Nobleton Lakes Golf & Country club to visit Capt Les' brother who is the golf pro.

From there headed to Hamilton ON to visit with family and friends.

Wednesday morning went trailer shopping with his Mom, had lunch with his grandfather Capt Fred Marshall (R) and then Capt Les' dad drove him back to the airport in Toronto.

Arrived at the airport to discover that the 7pm flight had been cancelled. Now departing on a 9pm flight.

Capt Les had the privelage to sit around the airport and surf the net and update the blog.

Really looking forward to getting home. Capt Les misses Capt Tiffany, Adam, Courtney and shelby.

What a trip - see you all soon!

Thanks Mom & Dad for everything - Bless you both!

Fathers Day

Don't forget everyone, this Sunday is Fathers day! Take some time and tell your Dad how much you appreciate him and make sure you bring him to Church.

Remember that after the service we will be having our annual Church picnic BBQ so that way you don't even have to take Dad out for lunch - simply stay for the BBQ - its for everyone!

See you there!

Church Picnic

This coming Sunday we will having our annual Church picnic/BBQ immediately following the morning service.

Feel free to bring deserts & salads & your favorite lawn chair, the Church will provide the Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and some games for the kids.

See you all there!

The Pursuit of Happyness

A two week mini sermon series!

Chris Gardner's life is falling apart. After a business deal goes bad, he feels that the only way he can make a good life for his family is if he changes careers. So despite all the odds, Gardner enters the chase for a lucrative job as a stockbroker at Dean-Whitter. The only problem is that the competitive internship required doesn't pay anything, and there is no guarantee of employment at its end. Evicted, abandoned, and nearly penniless, Gardner refuses to let go of his dream. The Pursuit of Happyness stands as a modern-day parable about perseverance and the value of family.

Be sure to come learn how this modern day parable can apply to us all!

See you Sunday at 11:am!

Its hard to believe that the Alpha course is quickly coming to a close once again. After today there is only one more class then followed by the final dinner on June 2oth.

If you missed out this time look forward to enrolling in the next course in October.