Long Time Volunteer Honoured!

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Grace Bryant (front, centre) was selected as Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Chilliwack Salvation Army.— Image Credit: Sam Bates
The Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) recently celebrated their 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration at Chartwell Lynnwood Retirement Residence in Chilliwack. The celebration honours local women who are dedicated to making the community a better place through volunteering. Local non-profit agencies were invited to nominate a volunteer to be celebrated at the event. Ten  […]
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A Community Coming Together

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
Belkin House Cooking Event
The Salvation Army has a long history of assisting refugees in the resettlement process. Currently at Belkin House in Vancouver we have a number of new friends staying with us. Each day they gather together and support one another as they begin to get settled in their new environment. What a blessing it is to  […]
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The Vancouver Sun Run Supports The Salvation Army

Posted on 11th April 2016, by British Columbia
Vancouver Sun Run 2015
The Vancouver Sun Run is Canada’s biggest start line with more than 50,000 participants expected at the event on April 17th. This Run which promotes health, fitness and community spirit invites everyone to join in the fun and ‘share your layers’ with The Salvation Army. Participants are encouraged to layer up the clothing items that  […]
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Pet Day at The Salvation Army

Posted on 10th March 2016, by British Columbia
It has been said that ‘dogs are a man’s best friend’ and certainly when you are isolated or living on the streets, they can provide vital companionship, a measure of protection, and even warmth when shelter is scarce, and the weather turns cold and miserable. But how does one who is impoverished have the means  […]
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Woman’s Inspiration

Posted on 8th March 2016, by British Columbia
Working at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox unit has given Buffy Donovan the opportunity to get to know the clients and listen to them. “The women inspire me, teach me about self-respect and patience. I have learned that change is possible through the support of people who have empathy and understanding.”          […]
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Story Credit: Larissa Cahute, The Province
Vancouver’s Suhaila Hamed has been volunteering at The Salvation Army so much that her seven-year-old daughter thinks she’s “working for Santa.” “She thinks I’m an elf,” Hamed said with a laugh.The 41-year-old mother of three is a regular volunteer at the charity’s Vancouver Community and Family Services — one of 27 community organizations sponsored by  […]

The Art Affair supports families and children in need

Posted on 10th February 2016, by British Columbia
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Annie Frind, a local Vancouver fine artist & entrepreneur, injected new meaning into those words last November and organized a fun and fabulous art-infused event at the Vancouver Club, focused on giving back to the children  […]
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Here when disaster strikes

Posted on 5th February 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year. Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During  […]
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A Win-Win for Prince Rupert

Posted on 2nd February 2016, by British Columbia
PRINCE RUPERT, BC – As the Prince Rupert Rampage hockey club kicked off the 2015/2016 post-season on Saturday night at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre against the Terrace River Kings, the Port of Prince Rupert announced a significant charitable contribution related to the team's accomplishments. As title sponsor of the Rupert Rampage for the past  […]
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Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank

Posted on 14th January 2016, by British Columbia
A total of $457,932.46 was collected during the Christmas Hope campaign which surpassed the 2011 total by $59,119.72.The Salvation Army’s Food Bank fundraising drive surpassed all records set during its 110 years in Vernon.“We are extremely grateful” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.“We have surpassed a number of milestones this year thanks to the incredible support of  […]
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