The Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16th March 2018, by British Columbia
The Feast day of St Patrick is a day of great celebration here in Canada and across the world. The figure of St Patrick continues to enliven and capture the imagination of many people. In order to ensure that this great Saint may not get lost amidst all the festivities we may ask, ‘what is  […]

Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

Honoring Women of History: Catherine Booth’s Legacy

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Married to William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, Catherine Booth was a woman who inspired the hearts of so many young girls to take courage, be bold in speaking out and not to be afraid of having their thoughts heard. She challenged the ‘norm’ and became a figurehead for women to look up  […]
Categories: Blog, Heroes

Join us at the Start of the Race!

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
We’re back again at the annual Vancouver Sun run! On April 22nd participants are encouraged to layer up and donate their gently used clothing items at the start line of the race. Salvation Army volunteers will be present to ensure all donations will go to Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the community. Proceeds from your  […]
Categories: Blog, Events

5 Things you Should Know Before Making the Biannual Change

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Benjamin Franklin was actually joking when he suggested it More than a century ago when this concept was adopted by any major country, he proposed the idea in a satirical essay. He stated that the difficulty would be in the first few days, after which the reformation will be as natural and easy and the  […]

We’re Getting Healthy!

Posted on 28th February 2018, by British Columbia
Every March, dietitians across the province remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. The public campaign is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food; helping others realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. This years’ National  […]

Kindness is One Size Fits All

Posted on 28th February 2018, by British Columbia
Did you know one in seven Canadian children are victims of bullying? This years’ National Pink Shirt day is encouraging others to combat cyber-bullying by thinking twice before posting something negative. Whether you are at work or going to school YOU have the power to use the internet to spread kindness today. With your help, we  […]
Categories: Blog, Events

Coldest Night of the Year Walk

Posted on 13th February 2018, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope hosts the annual Coldest Night of the Year Winter Walk event at the end of February every year. This 2, 5 or 10km walk around Gateway of Hope and into the City and Township is to raise awareness of homelessness in the Langley area but to also raise money  […]
Categories: Blog, Events

5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine’s Day

Posted on 13th February 2018, by British Columbia
5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, we are making it about more than just roses and milk chocolate. In fact, there are many other ways to give from the heart today. Here are our top 5: Volunteer – We can never have enough volunteers to help us provide compassionate care and emotional support to our clients. Volunteer at  […]

It’s What We Do

Posted on 9th February 2018, by British Columbia
It's What We Do
The Salvation Army British Columbia division provides support to thousands of British Columbians in need each day. Our purpose is to better the lives of others by offering services, programs and care amidst life’s most challenging days. Our services include: Food Services Did you know that nearly 700,000 British Columbians live at or below the  […]