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  […]

Annual Backpack Drive July 23rd – Sept 6th

Posted on 20th July 2011, by British Columbia
The need: Can you remember arriving for the first day of the school year, sitting down at your desk with your brand new pencils, crayons, notepads and a fancy new backpack, and feeling proud to have entered the next grade fully equipped to succeed? Each September should present every child with a fresh start to  […]

Tournament of Hope

Posted on 19th July 2011, by British Columbia
July 13th, 2011 marked the 6th Annual Tournament of Hope taking place at Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, British Columbia.  The Salvation Army hosted event is set out to support The Gateway of Hope – established in 2009 – and their respective programs and services which work to serve those in the community of Langley.  […]

Fashion Hope Event

Posted on 19th July 2011, by British Columbia
Fashion Hope and Luvngrace Productions are pleased to join forces with The Salvation Army,  Compasio International and SexTrade 101, for the July 23 MAZZUCCO Photo /  Art Exhibit and fundraiser in working towards building awareness of human sexual trafficking and the fight against it.   Proceeds of the Sascha Mazzucco photo exhibit and silent auction of  […]

Salvation Army Camps

Posted on 18th July 2011, by British Columbia
Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, camp fires, roasted marshmallows, seeing old friends, making new ones. Expanding horizons and creating memories. Across Canada kids come alive at our summer camps. Last year close to 4,500 children from marginalized communities experienced life at its best and learned the values of friendship  […]

Much thanks & appreciation to CGA-BC!

Posted on 13th July 2011, by British Columbia
A BIG Thank you to CGA-BC who have long supported The Salvation Army in British Columbia.  The Salvation Army was proud and honoured to present a plaque commemorating CGA-BC’s annual involvement with The Hope in the City Breakfast; an event which exists to raise awareness as well as to celebrate The Salvation Army’s programs and  […]

Annual Strawberry Social Tea Party!

Posted on 11th July 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army in Kelowna hosted the longstanding and anticipated Annual Strawberry Social event, welcoming over 150 seniors from local retirement facilities along with The Salvation Army’s Seniors Program. Musical samplings were provided by The Accordian Band with decadent strawberry tarts created by the Okanagan College’s Culinary School.  Highlights also included Major Ron Cartmell sharing  […]