5 Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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Every year, Public Safety Canada encourages us to build awareness to ensure everyone is prepared for an emergency. While governments at all levels work hard to keep Canada safe, everyone has a role to play and these are a just a few first steps! Purchase enough emergency food and water for at least 3 days  […]

A Legacy Gift from the Heart

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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This is the story of bright lights, a generous woman and her legacy. Betty Bonnington 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  […]
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5 Ways to Leave a Legacy

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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Support the people and causes that are important to you There isn’t a more wonderful feeling than making the choice to join alongside friends, family, and causes dear to your heart. Spending your life attributing meaning to everything you do is in itself a worthwhile experience and one that is sure to leave a lasting  […]

My Solace

Posted on 11th April 2018, by British Columbia
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Maya has been volunteering all her life. She finds peace and calmness through the acts of helping others. Originally from Lebanon, Maya first came to Canada five years ago to make a better life for her and her children. Recently separated from her husband, she is able to provide for her children with the help  […]
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Top 5 Benefits of Volunteering!

Posted on 11th April 2018, by British Columbia
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Meet Vijay! Vijay has volunteered with The Salvation Army for the past 6 years and continues to give back to his community every weekend. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Vijay about the things he loved most about volunteering and what he gained from the experience. Opportunity to help others This is the main  […]
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Celebrating 15 Years of Sobriety!

Posted on 9th April 2018, by British Columbia
Harbour Light Salvation Army Recovery Worker Sucess Story
After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 15th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life. Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either physically abused or neglected entirely. “When I was growing up she made  […]
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Road to Recovery

Posted on 9th April 2018, by British Columbia
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It was my alcoholism that brought me to The Salvation Army Belkin House and its here that I’ve rediscovered myself and become healthy. For a long time, Miranda’s addiction impacted her life. Married for over 30 years, Miranda slowly began to see her marriage fall apart as a result of her drinking. Despite her repeated  […]
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The Salvation Army Serves Hope on Easter

Posted on 2nd April 2018, by British Columbia
This past weekend saw The Salvation Army Harbour Light celebrate Easter with the community. Sunday April 1st marked a wonderful feast as Harbour Light’s community kitchen prepared a wonderful honey Dijon baked ham with all the nutritious trimmings to celebrate Easter. On average, The Salvation Army Harbour Light serves up to 350 meals per day,  […]

The Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16th March 2018, by British Columbia
The Feast day of St Patrick is a day of great celebration here in Canada and across the world. The figure of St Patrick continues to enliven and capture the imagination of many people. In order to ensure that this great Saint may not get lost amidst all the festivities we may ask, ‘what is  […]

Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]