Car Wash in support of The Backpack Drive

Posted on 25th August 2011, by British Columbia
This Saturday, August 27th from 10 am – 5pm at the IGA on 177th Street and Highway 10 in Surrey. Thank you to Victoria who is hosting the car wash in order to raise resources for The Salvation Army on her own initiative!

500 backpacks, packed!

Posted on 24th August 2011, by British Columbia
Thanks to our partners from FitnessTown, Starbucks and Staples who came out to help pack 500 backpacks for our Annual Backpack Drive! Every September, single-parent and low-income families struggle to equip their children for a new school year. The Salvation Army supports these families by distributing donated backpacks full of all the necessary supplies to  […]

Apricot season is here!

Posted on 23rd August 2011, by British Columbia
Take a look at the efforts taking place during apricot season in Penticton as this ministry has been asked to be a feature program during local events happening in partnership with Food Banks Canada, Organics Week and bake sales.  Organic Orchardist, Ted Abbott, of Abbott Acres in Keremeos, gave his time and resources as they  […]

2011 BC Senior Games: 3 Cities 1 Goal.

Posted on 23rd August 2011, by British Columbia
The 2011 West Kootenay BC Senior Games were a tremendous success as hosted by Castlegar, Nelson and Trail.  The event begun with the lighting of the ceremonial torch in front of a gathering of athletes, community volunteers, municipal leaders, citizens and supporters. The games are made up of 20 plus events from slopitch to golf and  […]

Mascot Olympics

Posted on 23rd August 2011, by British Columbia
A job well done by The Salvation Army’s very own, Sally Ann, who competed in this year’s Mascot Olympics held at Empire Stadium during a BC Lions game.  Competing against other local mascots such as Return It Man, Leo the Lion and Coquitlam Express’ Spike!! 

West Kootenay 2011 Seniors Games

Posted on 9th August 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army is proud to be part of the West Kootenay 2011 Seniors Games this year as we recognize the efforts of all those participating in contributing to the successes found in the great province of British Columbia. The BC Seniors Games encourages all residents of BC aged 55+ to gather in the West Kootenays  […]

Blessings of the Harvest Season

Posted on 4th August 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Penticton recently received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan to create a child care centre at our new Community Kitchen. The Community Kitchen, which operates out of The Salvation Army Church at 2469 South Main in Penticton, is a place for volunteer mentors and participants to come  […]

Telus’ Socks for SOX

Posted on 27th July 2011, by British Columbia
Every Spring, TELUS’ financial team initiates a “Socks for SOX” campaign during the annual SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) certification process. Their goal is to raise enough funds to be able to contribute at least one pair of socks for every team member in the Finance Department so that while becoming “Socks compliant” they also  […]

With open arms, BC welcomes the Martins!

Posted on 25th July 2011, by British Columbia
British Columbia is excited to welcome new Divisional Commander, Major Larry Martin, and his wife Major Velma Martin, coming on after serving in the Maritimes for the past four years. Prior, they have made stops in Parry Sound, Ont., London, England, Hamilton, Calgary, Corner Brook, N.L., Regina and a previous stop in Halifax, building the  […]

Fashion Hope: awareness in style

Posted on 25th July 2011, by British Columbia
Fashion Hope – an evening of awareness and fundraising in the fight again human sexual trafficking – was held on Saturday, July 23rd at Sugar Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Full of stories, inspiration and awareness building, the evening was shared by local fashion designers, photographers, artists, activists as well as member of parliament, Joy Smith  […]