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Let the Fur Fly!


This past Friday, December 10th marked the 7th annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey home game.  When the Eagles went on to score their first goal vs. Powell River, fans tossed their teddy bears or stuffed toy of choice onto the ice!

Major Russ Holland was fortunate enough to be honored with the official game opening puck drop and shared, “it was a great game, a great atmosphere and a great spirit […]

The Donnelly Group hosts their 9th Annual Toy Drive!


The Donnelly Group, a leader in the Vancouver hospitality industry, will be hosting their much-anticipated 9th Annual Toy Drive in partnership with the Salvation Army and the Donnelly Fund, at Republic Nightclub, Monday, December 20th from 8pm – 2am.

The Annual Toy Drive contributes by helping to ensure that a special Christmas will be had for those less fortunate across the Lower Mainland. More specifically, the Donnelly Group is contributing a $50 Toys ‘R’ Us gift certificate to each […]

We Care


Thanks to all who came out, donated and helped support The Beat Cares Holiday Toy & Food Drive this past Friday as the event was a great success!!  With your generous help and donations, the event surpassed totals from last year by bringing in over $100,000 raised in cash, plus over 5,000 toys and over 8,000 pounds of food!  Thank you to YOU and The Beat 94.5 as this will greatly assist in supporting our Christmas Campaign by giving a […]

Santa Shuffles Through Vancouver


Saturday, December 4th marked the 20th Annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park.  Proving to be a beautiful clear day with the sun shining and the snow covered mountains providing the perfect backdrop, the 5km run and 1km walk raised both awareness and funds for local Salvation Army services and programs during the Christmas season and throughout the year.

The Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk spans across the country touching […]

The Beat Cares Holiday Toy and Food Drive


Vancouver’s Number 1 Hit Radio Station, The Beat 94.5, is presenting their annual Beat Cares Holiday Toy and Food Drive on Friday, December 10th. Listeners and supporters are encouraged to bring donations of cash, new unwrapped toys along with non-perishable food items to Brentwood Town Center ( 4567 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby ) in support of The Salvation Army and other local organizations.

Time | 6am – 10pm

Location | Brentwood Town Center

Hope to see you there!

Nood and The Salvation Army warm hearts and feet this holiday season


Home furnishings store, Nood, is launching The Red Sock Project on a local level in both Vancouver and Victoria.  Their customers are invited to donate $2 towards a pair of red socks that in turn The Salvation Army will distribute amongst its community.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring the gift of warmth to those in need this holiday season by donating red socks to The Salvation Army.  Having warm dry feet is a simple request and one that we […]

The Salvation Army in Bella Coola














Last month the Bella Coola River flooded much of the local community found on British Columbia’s central coast … devastating it’s residents. 

The Salvation Army answered by deploying immediate assistance in the way of ‘Crisis Response Teams’ from neighbouring, Williams Lake and Quesnel.  Coming well prepared, a mobile kitchen unit was on hand to provide three hot […]

Home for Homeless in Maple Ridge


The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge parters with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference to increase housing for homeless families in the community.

By Samantha Shirley-Urano, The Maple Ridge Times September 21, 2010

Families without shelter in Maple Ridge will soon have an opportunity to avoid the elements and live a more normal life in a comfortable home. The Salvation Army’s Caring Place Ministries and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference partnered to bring this home for homeless families to the community.

The Caring […]