The 2015 William Booth Society Luncheon was held at The Vancouver Club on October 15. The event focused on honouring our generous donors for their contribution to The Salvation Army in British Columbia; as well as hosting guests like Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Our guest speaker was past Kate Booth House client – Kamal Dhillon. Dhillon is a survivor of horrific domestic violence and her story, though difficult to hear, is inspirational. After finding safety at The Salvation Army Kate Booth House, Kamal was able to move forward with life, finding success and support. She wrote her first book, Black and Blue Sari shortly after and has also spoken at the World Bank and IMF in Washington DC, the BC Leadership Prayer Breakfast, 700 Club US , and has spoken for the Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander and the Department of Justice in Ottawa to help introduce Bill S7.
The Luncheon also focused on The Salvation Army’s 3 main programs for women in Vancouver: Kate Booth House, Esther’s Place, Deborah’s Gate and Women’s Detox at Harbour Light.
We would like to take a moment to thank our donors, staff and sponsors for helping us make William Booth Luncheon a success. Most of all thank you to all of our Ministry units across BC for serving so faithfully. Kamal’s testimony was evidence of the service that we provide to British Columbia.
“On behalf of all the victims, Thank you KBH for saving our lives and giving us our voice back.” – Kamal Dhillon, Kate Booth House client