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Back to School Backpack Registration

August 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - August 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

This event is now FULL. Please email events@salvationarmycalgary.org to be put on the waiting list.

Are you low income and need a backpack with some school supplies for your child or children? This program provides a limited number of supplies with the backpack – unfortunately with the various school supply lists, we are not able to provide everything on your child’s school supply list. This program is for  children entering Kindergarten (child must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2021 to be eligible for a kindergarten backpack) to Post Secondary School (college, university, trade school).

Please note the following:

  • We will be distributing in parking lots, using the drive-thru method. If you don’t have a vehicle or using public transport, we will have a small walk up area.
  • You must bring photo identification for yourself (parent/guardian) and identification for each child (must have their name & birthdate on the identification)
  • If you do not bring identification on the day of your scheduled pick up, your reserved backpack(s), will be given to someone on the waiting list.
  • If you have reserved a post-secondary backpack, you must bring proof that you are attending school for the 2021/2022 year.
  • If you miss your pick up date, the backpack(s) you reserved will go to someone on the waiting list.
  • You may have someone pick up your backpack(s) for you. They must have a signed letter from the parent/guardian who registered plus copies of the parent/guardian’s photo identification and the child(ren)’s  as well. The person picking up the backpacks will also need to bring their own photo identification.
  • You may choose the location that you would like to pick up the back to school supplies & backpack (remember you must register to receive a backpack)
    • Thursday August 19, 2021 at the Ernie Starr Arena parking lot
    • Tuesday August 24, 2021 at the Glenmore Temple parking lot
    • Wednesday August 25, 2021 at the Berkshire Citadel parking lot
    • Thursday September 2, 2021 at the Genesis Centre parking lot

We will do our best to choose a backpack your child will enjoy. Unfortunately, there will be no choice in backpacks and supplies this year, no substitutions and no returns. We pray that next year we will be able to return to our “shopping experience” format where children will be able to choose all their own supplies and preferred backpacks.


August 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am
August 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Community Services (Calgary)