British Columbia Division

Jill Collage

Fashion Dreams

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Jill Setah is an inspiring mother of 4 that spends her time pursuing her fashion design dreams while working at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Kelowna.
Her fashion career began with designing traditional Aboriginal regalia for her children’s events, and it expanded to showing pieces at the National Aboriginal Fashion Week in Saskatchewan and Couture Fashion Week in New York. 
While pursuing her dreams she enjoys working at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. She finds it a good environment to work […]

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Backpack and School Supply drive

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It’s back to school time and The Salvation Army has been busy handing out 1,000 backpacks to BC students in need. “We’ll have 60 to 100 a day coming in between now and when school starts,” said Major Russ Holland, Director of Vancouver Community and Family Services. Clients who meet the criteria come to the Salvation Army’s Family Support office, at Fraser and Kingsway, to pick up their backpack. We extend a big thank you to our staff, volunteers and […]

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Help put a dent in hunger.

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On Saturday, September 19th from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which […]

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Salvation Army aids Rock Creek fire evacuees.

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Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen.

"Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down on the top of our house," says Rob, who took refuge at The Salvation Army’s evacuation/reception centre in Kelowna.

Within hours of the blaze starting, the centre, […]

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’Tis the summer season for giving.

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Those involved with the North Shore Salvation Army are working to disseminate the message that need knows no season.

Representatives have launched a Christmas in July Campaign, intended to express their gratitude for the generous outpouring of support related to their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, while at the same time raise awareness of the ongoing need faced by the organization in serving community members year-round. "The reality is the funds that come at Christmas time generally only last about half the […]

The Salvation Army celebrates 150th Anniversary.

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From its humble beginnings in 1865, The Salvation Army has had a knack for making news.  Through the late 19th century into the 20th, William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, was one of the most recognizable names and faces in the British Empire.  As The Salvation Army’s first General, William Booth launched one of Britain’s most ambitious social-reclamation projects.  His name consistently claimed headlines in newspapers in the English-speaking world.  And the likeness of this tall, gaunt man, with […]

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Coast Hotels Drives for a Cause.

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The 13th Annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic, held July 9 at Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, raised $50,000 for The Salvation Army.

Coast Hotels is proud to contribute to The Salvation Army as its charity of choice because it believes everyone deserves a good night’s sleep and a good meal. The hotel group supports various Salvation Army shelter and meal service programs in the communities where it operates. ALS BC has a personal connection for Coast Hotels, […]

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ride into history 2015.

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When it rains, it pours, and that’s what it did on Friday Night at the Fort Langley National Historic Site Orchard for Ride into History’s Cruise ‘n’ Concert. Event staff pushed forward despite the weather, and were pleased to have loyal supporters, volunteers and vendors show up and continue with the show. Over 200 concert goers came and stood under tents and umbrellas as they rocked out, danced and enjoyed the serenades of Dave Anthony, The Seabillys and Randy ‘ELVIS’ […]

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Lives changed because of local community support.

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Aldergrove Financial Group, Envision Financial, and Prospera Credit Union partner for the fourth time, this year adding G&F Financial Group, to present the Ride into History event on July 24th & 25th. This fun, family event is a fundraiser for The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley. The money raised will directly benefit and fund the vital community services provided by the team at Gateway of Hope who recognize that all people have histories and are working towards bettering […]

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graduation day.

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On Friday, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light celebrated a very special "gratitude day" recognizing clients graduating from Phase 1 (90 days) and Phase 2 (living skills) of the treatment program along with celebrating a high school graduation! 

Vinther started working towards his high school diploma in 2012. While working towards his diploma, he was facing various personal hardships and challenges.  He left the school he was working with in Prince George due to these personal reasons. His teacher allowed him […]