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Jul3ThuWeek-long tour includes many stops throughout the region. July 3, 2014
Salvationists and friends in southern Alberta welcomed Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle, territorial leaders, in April for a week-long tour.
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They began their tour in Calgary where they celebrated Easter at Glenmore Temple. After a Good Friday service in the morning, Commissioners Peddle spent Friday evening with youth from around the city. Following a time of food, fellowship and worship, Commissioner Brian Peddle engaged in an open forum with youth to talk about issues of concern for them. The commissioners also conducted a “town hall” meeting with Salvationists from across Calgary the next day.
On Easter Sunday, Commissioner Brian Peddle shared with the congregation at Glenmore Temple and enrolled two senior soldiers and one adherent. That afternoon, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle spoke at the Centre of Hope.
Commissioners Peddle went south to High River on Tuesday, where they visited the Army's family services and thrift store, and met the staff who served their community tirelessly after severe flooding hit High River last summer. Commissioners Peddle continued to Lethbridge where they toured the Army's family services, thrift store and furniture bank. That evening, they joined youth at the corps for KidzOwn, a program for children aged six to 11, and attended a worship service.
In Medicine Hat the following day, the commissioners visited the Army's daycare centre where they enjoyed story time with the children. Afterward, they went on to the thrift store, family services, Centre of Hope shelter and the Medicine Hat Remand Centre where The Salvation Army provides chaplaincy. The final stop on the commissioners' tour was a visit to Agape Hospice in Calgary, a 20-bed facility that provides support for people at the end of life and their families.