Kate Booth House: Domestic Violence, A Story of Survival

Posted on 8th November 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Kate Booth House would like to take the time to thank it’s donors for their continued support. For over 30 years, The Salvation Army Kate Booth House has supported women and children fleeing domestic violence through providing them with a safe and caring environment.  With your continued support the Kate Booth House  […]
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The 2016 William Booth Society Luncheon

Posted on 24th October 2016, by British Columbia
On Tuesday October 18, 2016 The Salvation Army British Columbia Division held our Annual William Booth Society Luncheon to celebrate our #HereosForHope.  Thank you to everyone who came to this event and for their generous support of The Salvation Army over the years. With your help we are able to provide social services to over 1.5 million British Columbians  […]

TELUS employees are #HeroesForHope

Posted on 17th October 2016, by British Columbia
TELUS employees took time to be #HeroesForHope yesterday, serving over 400 meals at The Salvation Army's Harbour Light kitchen. They generously donated $144,700 to the Salvation Army that will go to eradicating poverty and caring for people who are struggling in our communities.   From Left to Right: Evelyn Gut, Major Gifts Officer, Divisional Headquarters BC Div. | Pearl Koochin,  […]
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Making a Dent in Hunger!

Posted on 3rd October 2016, by British Columbia
Craftsman Collision and Save On Foods once again teamed up on behalf of The Salvation Army to host their annual, day long 'Make A Dent' Food Drive on October 1st. With 1 in 13 Canadian families struggling with food insecurity, it is imperative that we ensure that no family, no child goes hungry. Hosted at 14  […]

Attending the 40th Annual Elders Gathering

Posted on 29th July 2016, by evelyng
The Salvation Army was delighted to attend the 40th Annual BC Elders Gathering; held in Williams Lake and hosted by the Tl’etinqox, one of six Tsilhqot’in communities, along with their united support from the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin), Secwepemc (Shuswap), Dene (Carrier), St’at’imc (Lillooet Nation), and Nuxalk (Bella Coola). Pictured with the King and Queen of the  […]

Emergency Coastal Response Exercise Leaves Province Better Prepared

Posted on 13th June 2016, by British Columbia
Emergency Management BC Exercise Specialist Rob Dodds has said that "this exercise will leave our region much more prepared to deal with a natural disaster." The location for the mock disaster was chosen because of the history of the tsunami of 1964 that had devastating affect on Port Alberni and because they have a tsunami  […]

Bringing Camp Sunrise to You

Posted on 3rd June 2016, by British Columbia
'I just got back from a weekend in Victoria where we put on Camp Sunrise Comes To You! This year the program was Under The Big Top and we had an opportunity to bring down a crew of "circus performers" including a "strongman" and a couple of "clowns" who played games with the kids, sang  […]
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The Force Within

Posted on 4th May 2016, by British Columbia
We know that Hope is an amazing, powerful force! Hope is the promise that something more is possible; that the potential for greater things is before us.  At The Salvation Army we are all about hope because we know it has the power to transform lives.Our desire is to awaken hope in the lives of  […]
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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week

Posted on 4th May 2016, by British Columbia
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on Mental Health Week: “This week is Mental Health Week, an occasion for all Canadians to have a candid discussion about mental health and wellness and help put an end to the stigma around mental illness once and for all. “In Canada and around the world,  […]
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Remembering my Mom on Mother’s Day

Posted on 29th April 2016, by British Columbia
My maternal grandparents, the Always, named my mother, their beautiful, curly headed baby girl, Lois. When I was young I remember my mom telling me that her friends, as kids often do, shortened her name, and affectionately nicknamed her Lo. One Sunday morning, she and those same friends were misbehaving on the church balcony high  […]
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