A legacy gift that exceeded all expectations

A Legacy Gift that Exceeded all Expectations

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This is the story of a generous woman, bright lights and her legacy. 

Betty Bonnington (née Rogers) was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1927.  She moved to Toronto in 1952 to live near her future husband, Ken Bonnington.  Soon afterward, Betty and Ken married and in 1957 moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Ken’s job in international collections created a comfortable lifestyle for the couple.  Sadly, Ken passed away in 2002.    

Ken and Betty, who had no children of their own, shared […]

Wildfire support

Salvation Army Assists Evacuees of Saskatchewan Wildfires

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As of Wednesday, July 1, there are 110 active wildfires burning in Saskatchewan.

Smoky conditions continue to make fire suppression efforts difficult, forcing more than 4,000 people to evacuate several northern communities.

In response to the extreme and persisting wildfires, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Personnel are on hand providing:

  • food services to 570 evacuees at Saskatoon’s Reception Centre, which includes three meals a day and snacks.
  • sandwiches, snacks, drinks to hundreds of evacuees in Regina.  
  •  breakfast to 120 people in Prince Albert.
  •  clothing to […]

My Journey as a Newcomer to Canada

My Journey as a Newcomer to Canada

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On Canada Day, I celebrate freedom—peace. But adjusting to this new life was overwhelming. I’ll never forget the day my family and I landed as immigrants in Canada.

It was Christmas 2005 when my husband, three children and I got off a plane in Winnipeg. We left Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in search of a better life. The weather here was cold. We had some clothes, small household items and $100 to live on.  We couldn’t speak any English. We didn’t know […]

International Salvation Army Celebrates 150 years

International Salvation Army Celebrates 150 Years

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From July 1-5, 2015, more than 15,000 (1,000 from Canada) Salvation Army members and friends will unite in London, UK, at the Boundless Congress, to celebrate 150 years of bringing help and hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

The Salvation Army began its work in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, abandoned the conventional concept of a church and a pulpit and took his message of hope to the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.

By 1867 The Salvation […]