British Columbia Division

photo Lt Col Bev Slous and volunteer in Port Alberni

Emergency Coastal Response Exercise Leaves Province Better Prepared

06
.13

Emergency Management BC Exercise Specialist Rob Dodds has said that "this exercise will leave our region much more prepared to deal with a natural disaster." The location for the mock disaster was chosen because of the history of the tsunami of 1964 that had devastating affect on Port Alberni and because they have a tsunami warning system.
More than 60 federal, provincial and local agencies gathered to carry out this emergency response exercise. Amid the myriad of volunteers were more than […]

PicMonkey Collage

Bringing Camp Sunrise to You

06
.03

'I just got back from a weekend in Victoria where we put on Camp Sunrise Comes To You! This year the program was Under The Big Top and we had an opportunity to bring down a crew of "circus performers" including a "strongman" and a couple of "clowns" who played games with the kids, sang songs, performed amazing feats, and most importantly spoke about some of the amazing feats performed in the Bible. Our crew may not have been as […]

EDS THQ

The Force Within

05
.04

We know that Hope is an amazing, powerful force! Hope is the promise that something more is possible; that the potential for greater things is before us. 

At The Salvation Army we are all about hope because we know it has the power to transform lives.Our desire is to awaken hope in the lives of the people we serve by coming alongside them and surrounding them with a community of caring, advocacy and practical support.

Together… we can make a difference in […]

Mental Health___May_2016

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week

05
.04

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Mental Health Week:

“This week is Mental Health Week, an occasion for all Canadians to have a candid discussion about mental health and wellness and help put an end to the stigma around mental illness once and for all.

“In Canada and around the world, many suffer in silence with an illness that is invisible to others. One in five Canadians will struggle with mental illness […]