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  On August 20th 1912, General William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army, was ‘Promoted to Glory’ after falling ill days prior to his passing. Since the General’s death, his legacy remains uncontested through the workings of his Army.  General Booth’s congregation of 15,875 officers and cadets worked in a total of 58 countries when  […]
Ambleside Live has announced the first ever 'Rock Ambleside Park' music festival on August 18th-20th, and The Salvation Army is proud to be apart of this one-of-a-kind event! The festival will be held at Ambleside Live in West Vancouver and is set to feature artists like Randy Bachman, Platinum Blonde April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Glass Tiger, Stampeders,  […]
With the province of British Columbia declaring a State of Emergency due to multiple fires in the central region, Salvation Army Emergency Response Units and crews remain on scene in several locations providing food, hydration and emotional and spiritual support to First Responders and Evacuees. The Team in Williams Lake provided 750 meals Saturday with  […]
The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Maple Ridge since 1990. Today The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries has grown to accommodate a Meal Centre serving over 9000 nutritious meals each month, advocacy and support services, an Emergency Shelter and a Transitional Housing Program helping individuals move toward independence. Investing in the lives  […]
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  […]