Starbucks Served Here

Posted on 2nd May 2011, by British Columbia
On Saturday April 9th and Friday April 29th, 2011, The Salvation Army welcomed volunteers from Starbucks Coffee Canada into two of our facilities to clean up and revitalize areas that needed some TLC. First up was the grounds at Matson Sequoia; low income housing run by The Salvation Army in Victoria. The second was the  […]

We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do!

Posted on 2nd May 2011, by British Columbia
The BMO MasterCard Cheer Challenge welcomed The Salvation Army’s Vocal Adrenaline team comprised of members from Vancouver’s Belkin House and Divisional Head Office.  Cheer teams were located throughout the course and were there to cheer on participants of the Marathon, Half Marathon and Competitive Walk!  Groups were judged on creativity, spirit and enthusiasm with all  […]

The Salvation Army responds to Tornados in Alabama

Posted on 2nd May 2011, by British Columbia
Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are responding to the destruction left by an outbreak of tornadoes that tore through the South Eastern parts of the United States.According to news reports, more than 190 people have lost their lives, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama has suffered a great deal of damage. More storms are tracking through N.  […]

Hoops for Hospice

Posted on 21st April 2011, by British Columbia
Kelvin Leung of Richmond, British Columbia organized the first, Hoops for Hospice Basketball Tournament.  This event was inspired by Kelvin’s Grandparents whom both spent time at The Salvation Army Rotary Richmond Hospice.  Kelvin shared, “The two patients who went through the hospice meant the world to me and that was enough motivation in itself. My  […]

Remembering Vimy Ridge on 94th Anniversary

Posted on 21st April 2011, by British Columbia
94 years ago, the courage of Canadian soldiers during the Battle of Vimy Ridge were remembered at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. A Canadian force of 40,000 strong, moved in on German forces on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. The historical victory came at a heavy cost with than 3,600 Canadians killed and approximately  […]

Big Crowds … A beautiful Day … & Lots of Clothes!

Posted on 18th April 2011, by British Columbia
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….  With almost fifty thousand people filling Georgia Street, dancing to live music and with spirits running high, everyone was ready to head off to run the largest 10km race in Canada. For the 5th straight year, The Salvation Army was found at the start line for the annual Vancouver Sun Run on April 17th, collecting  […]

Japan Update

Posted on 12th April 2011, by British Columbia
Commissioner Makoto Yoshida of The Salvation Army Japan provided us with an updated report on relief work taking place in the country. General recovery efforts are progressing well – super markets are gradually reopening, 80-90% of gas stations in northern Japan have resumed business, and about 70% of roads are accessible. The Japanese government is  […]

Ready for the 2011 Camping Season!

Posted on 12th April 2011, by British Columbia
Camp Sunrise has been fully accredited by the BC Camping Association for 2011. Visit our website for more information or by contacting Captain Carson Decker at (604) 296-3813  or by email carson_decker@can.salvationarmy.org

Kelowna Fire

Posted on 11th April 2011, by British Columbia
Residents of the Laurentian Heights 3 condominium building at 1405 Kelglen in Kelowna were evacuated early yesterday morning after a fire swept through part of the complex. The Kelowna Fire Department’s immediate response included 21 firefighters, four fire engine trucks, two ladder trucks, a Rescue truck as well as one command unit.  Another 45 career  […]

Dignity Speaks

Posted on 11th April 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army has declared May as Dignity Month. “Dignity Speaks” is a national event that will be held at The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light on Sunday, May 15th.  The evening is intended to entertain, educate and inspire people about the importance of respecting the rights of the addicted, the homeless and those who  […]