The Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward) formed the nucleus of a 75-piece band as the Salvation Army participated in the Toronto Santa Claus Parade for the first time in over 30 years.
2005 marks the centenary of the the Salvation Army’s Tri-Town Corps, located in the northern Ontario town of New Liskeard. On the weekend of 4 – 5 June 2005, the Canadian Staff Band, under the direction of Bandmaster Kevin Hayward, journeyed to this scenic area to participate in the celebrations.
The Salvation Army’s Whitby Community Church, Whitby, Ontario, hosted a major musical weekend in early November. The featured artist was gospel singer Lynda Randle of the Gaither Homecoming Tour, with support by the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster Kevin Hayward).