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BC Lions: Committed both on and off the field


The BC Lions, like The Salvation Army, have deep roots in the community dating back to 1954. 

We would like to extend a gracious Thank You to the BC Lions Football Organization for their endless support, in particular through the Lions Share program.  This unique program fosters opportunities for local charities to be invited to a home game and fundraise for their respective causes with proceeds benefiting local organizations.

Along with the BC Lions, The Salvation Army would like to acknowledge, Game Day […]

Minister Ambrose visits Salvation Army Community & Family Services


The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister for Status for Women, visited The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services ministry unit to touch base regarding the progress of the on-going Single Mothers Breakthrough Program as supported through the Community Fund of the Women’s Program, Status for Women Canada.

The Single Mothers Breakthrough Program is a much needed initiative that takes concrete steps throughout the course of a year wherein, single mothers are able to attend workshops and receive support through mentors in […]

Salvation Army Hosts Annual Christmas Meal


With approximately 400 more people this year compared to last, over 1500 people from Vancouver’s Downtown Lower Eastside community were served a wonderful meal on Christmas Day.  The traditional fixings included everything from turkey, cranberries and stuffing to dessert. 

Doors were open from 10am – 2pm welcoming food line guests and in house clients with a definite festive spirit in the air as a result from the camaraderie from volunteers and guests alike, the music and holiday decorations!

As a final Christmas […]

Cape Crusaders


On December 24th, members of the Downtown Lower Eastside Community became a lot more prepared for the harsh Vancouver elements, thanks to Arc’Teryx Equipment Inc.

Working on three separate Saturdays at the Arc’teryx manufacturing facility located in Burnaby, volunteers cut and sewed 560 specially-designed capes for Vancouver’s homeless that will repel wind and rain during the city’s often dreary winter weather.  Especially notable, on Saturday, November 26, over 300 capes were produced in one day. When last year, 300 […]

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses National Target


The Salvation Army is thrilled to share that the $18 million national target set for the Christmas Kettle Campaign has been achieved for 2010!  There is still some final tallying to be done, but based on available information to date, the goal has been met.  The Salvation Army has collected more than $18 million in the nearly 2,000 kettles on street corners and at retail outlets nationwide from mid November until December 24, 2010.

“The fact that we have […]

Telus donates laptops


Thank you to Telus and their employees, Clayton Underwood and Philip Lim, who donated their time to restoring old computers to working order for use by Salvation Army clients.

13 fully refurbished laptops and complimentary travel bags will be put to good use towards educational, and future learning programs.

We thank Telus for their generosity of spirit and support during the holiday season.

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In the spirit of the holidays and The Red Sock Project created by Nood, The Salvation Army band played in front of the Gastown location as enjoyed by customers and passerbys alike.

Nood invited customers to donate $2 towards a pair of thick red socks for The Salvation Army to distribute among its community come January.

During the […]

Toys Toys Toys!


This year, in support of The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign, Canadian Tire donated over $25,000 worth of toys – which equals four skids full – for distribution across the lower mainland this holiday season.

Thank you to Canadian Tire for your generosity as because of your spirit, support and kindness, thousands of kids this year will have presents to open come Christmas morning. 

Naden Band Christmas Concert


What has become an annual holiday tradition in Vancouver and Victoria, featured a festive Christmas Concert by the acclaimed Naden Band of Maritime Forces Pacific in support of The Salvation Army Toy Drive.  Riveting and sing-along Christmas music filled the theatre along with the hearts of all those in attendance.  The Naden Band and very special guest vocalists, Ken Lavigne and Stephanie Greaves delivered a diverse musical repertoire of popular and traditional favourites … including a fun rendition […]

Beluga Whale Christmas


This season between the dates of November 18th until this Wednesday, December 22nd, visitors can purchase a plush beluga toy for 50% off the regular price which in turn, will be donated to the Salvation Army in support of families around the lower mainland during the Christmas season.

Staff and clients have shown great support and enthusiasm and so far, the Vancouver Aquarium has exceeded their initial goal of 300 belugas sold and are well on their way to […]