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Teen Goes the Distance

Posted on 2nd March 2011, by British Columbia
Candace Sutherland has overcome some insurmountable odds in her young lifetime – having experienced a childhood of poverty, dependence on food banks and a brief stay in foster care – and through it all, triumphed.  By the tender age of twelve, she began focusing her energy and talent towards a love for running.  Running distances  […]

The Dignity Project: Human dignity is a fundamental right for all

Posted on 1st March 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army launches The Dignity Project: Debunking Myths about Poverty in Canada – an initiative designed to inform the public about the reality and effects of poverty in the 21st century while reaffirming the notion that everyone deserves basic human dignity. Today, approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty.  […]

SFU students initiate BIG Book Drive!

Posted on 23rd February 2011, by British Columbia
“The BIG Book Drive”, an inaugural initiative inspired by three local Simon Fraser University: Beedie School of Business Project Management students – Joseph Choi, Alex Venetis and Steffi Chua – aim to collect over 2,000 books for the Salvation Army. With two separate book drives planned in both Richmond and Burnaby, the first will take  […]

Good Friday Service, April 22nd

Posted on 9th February 2011, by British Columbia
                      UNITED GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE! This year’s speaker:  Divisional Commander, Major Susan van Duinen Time:             10.30am Location:       Cariboo Hill Temple @ 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby, BC Because of Good Friday, “Jesus is Lord.” Lord, we pray for this city, We ask for mercy here, Lord, we know You  […]

One Year Later

Posted on 4th February 2011, by British Columbia
            Haiti Earthquake Response On January 12, 2010, having built community networks, and known for its longstanding record in humanitarian services, The Salvation Army responded immediately to the destructive earthquake in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Due to extensive damage to buildings and significant loss of life, The Salvation Army’s  […]

BC Lions: Committed both on and off the field

Posted on 31st January 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]

Minister Ambrose visits Salvation Army Community & Family Services

Posted on 13th January 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]

Salvation Army Hosts Annual Christmas Meal

Posted on 10th January 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]

Cape Crusaders

Posted on 7th January 2011, by British Columbia
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  […]