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In 1917, Salvation Army Officers and volunteers were sent to France to aid soldiers fighting in ‘the war to end all wars’. In their efforts to encourage and assist the troops they initially offered the same wholesome activities they’d provided at home; religious services, the playing of music, hot cocoa and fudge.     Following  […]

Everyone Can Leave the World a Better Place. Will You?

Posted on 8th May 2017, by British Columbia
You don’t have to be rich and famous to make a contribution that will change lives. The reality is that most charitable bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking, thoughtful people who have a desire to make a positive difference in their community after they’re gone. Whoever you are, whatever you’re personal or financial situation, you  […]

Benefits of Volunteering

Posted on 25th April 2017, by British Columbia
When life is busy it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, volunteering has many benefits that you may not know about: Gain Confidence: By volunteering you are doing good for others, which can bring a sense of achievement and pride. Make a Difference: Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on  […]

Thank you to our amazing volunteers

Posted on 23rd April 2017, by British Columbia
During National Volunteer Week from April 23 to 29th we would like to take the time to celebrate our volunteer’s contributions and thank them for their support.  Our volunteers serve passionately, willingly and selflessly on the front lines, bringing hope to those in need and for that we are grateful. Each year in British Columbia  […]

Easter Brings Hope

Posted on 16th April 2017, by British Columbia
'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.' Emily Dickinson. Ahhhh, Springtime! What a glorious time of rejuvenation and renewal. The children are excited as Easter approaches, and with it comes not only chocolate, but the message of hope that  […]

Good Friday

Posted on 14th April 2017, by British Columbia
Have you ever felt as though all hope was lost? Imagine for a moment how the disciples felt seeing their Lord crucified that day? Why God? I don't understand. What excruciating suffering is this? How could this be happening? How could you let this happen? I'm certain these questions and more flooded their minds and  […]

2017 Vancouver Sun Run

Posted on 5th April 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army BC Division will once again be at the start line of Canada’s largest 10K race, the Vancouver Sun Run.  This year the run is expected to have 50,000 participants in an event that promotes health, fitness and community spirit.  On April 23, 2017, participants are encouraged to layer up the clothing items that  […]

Hope for the future

Posted on 30th March 2017, by British Columbia
Spring, glorious Spring! The sun is shining in Vancouver and the cherry blossoms burst forth displaying their praise! The dark days of Winter are gone and our hope is renewed by the promise of sunshine, warmer weather and glorious Summer days. Though we haven't seen the latter yet, we know they are coming and we  […]

International Prayer Breakfast

Posted on 24th March 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army of British Columbia was honoured to attend the '51st Annual Prayer Breakfast' this morning at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. As was said during the breakfast; what a privilege it was to be in attendance with a thousand souls who love this country.   Some history of the event from this mornings programme:  […]

A March Break Program in Abbotsford

Posted on 22nd March 2017, by British Columbia
The sets have been designed, the schedule is organized, the crafts and snacks are ready, and the volunteers are excited! Let's do this! The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church has a high priority of serving the needs of families in their community. With kids out of school for two full weeks of March Break, the  […]