The Salvation Army 1958

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The Salvation Army 1958

May 12, 1958

Commissioner W. Wycliffe Booth, Salvation Army leader In Canada and Bermuda, and Mr. Booth officiated at the formal opening of the new $20,000 Salvation Army Citadel on Bridge Street here Saturday afternoon. Thanking the public for its support, Commissioner Booth stated that the Carleton Place citadel is one of 28 citadels now under way in Canada.

“The Salvation Army Is enjoying a period of considerable expansion in Canada at present,” Commissioner Booth stated. The new citadel is of cement block with brick facing. It has a seating capacity for 135 persons. It has a five-room apartment at the rear for second Lieutenant and Mrs. Edwin Gurney, commanding officers of the Army here. It has a basement as a centre for young peoples activities.

The Ottawa Citadel Band, under Bandmaster Ron Dymond, participated in the opening ceremony and gave a festival program at the citadel in the evening as well. The Carleton Place Salvation Army Band, mainly composed of young people, with old instruments, made a hit at the afternoon ceremony. The band is instructed by second Lieutenant Gurney. Spontaneous Collection Commissioner Booth, holding up one of the old instrument used by the band, made a $50 contribution toward buying new instruments. Sr. Major William Ross. Montreal, divisional commander, added a $50 contribution from divisional headquarters.

A spontaneous collection was taken up, which with these two gifts, realized $230, for the purpose. Major G. W. Comba of Carleton Place and Rev. H. Griffin of Memorial Park United Church brought town and fraternal greetings at the opening ceremony. A message was read also from George H. Doucett, MP for Lanark. Officials Present Salvation Army officials participating in the opening ceremony along with Commissioner and Mrs. Booth were: Brigadier Frank Moulton, Toronto, national young peoples work secretary; Sr. Major and Mrs. Ross, Montreal; Sr. Major Herbert Honey-church of the Ottawa Citadel; Brigadier N. B. Bell, Army public relations officer, Ottawa; and the local commanding officers. About 200 attended the afternoon ceremony and the evening band festival, many having to stand to participate in the two services. Commissioner Booth preached at the Citadel service on Sunday evening, again to a capacity attendance. 

All photos –Nigel Klemencic-Puglisevich
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March 16, 2020  · 

Ladies of the Carleton Place Salvation Army with their Harvest Display. Thanks to Nigel Klemencic-Puglisevich for this and other photos of Rose Poynter, Army member.
I am honoured to feature a photo in this story about the 1958 Salvation Army from from Nigel Klemencic-Puglisevich– This was also on Facebook Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Nigel said is family in Carleton Place ( Poynter) were very active in the Salvation Army, particularly his great-grandmother’s sister, Rose Poynter in the photo. The Salvation Army was her whole life! She never married, she spent most of her time doing work for them.



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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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