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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  […]

$700,000 investment from BC Government for Emergency Disaster Services

Posted on 17th March 2017, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army of British Columbia wishes to express our gratitude to the provincial Government for its ongoing partnership and support of our Disaster Relief Program which serves thousands of British Columbians in 'urgent need' situations each year. The program provides vital Emergency Preparedness Training to BC residents and to our volunteers, in addition to  […]

Donate to The Salvation Army after your Spring Cleaning

Posted on 14th March 2017, by British Columbia
With Spring and the warmer weather just around the corner, many of us have started thinking about our annual Spring cleaning. While cleaning may seem like a chore, giving away some of your gently used items doesn’t have to be.  As you sort through your home in an effort to get organized, we encourage you  […]

The Travesty at the Oscars

Posted on 28th February 2017, by British Columbia
What a travesty at the Oscars last night! And no, I'm not talking about the ‘Best Picture’ mixup; I'm talking about #MeanTweets. Wasn't it just a week ago that we rallied together as communities, kids and parents, teachers and students, corporations and staff in support of #PinkShirtDay and anti-bullying initiatives? And now less than 7  […]

Pink Looks Great on You

Posted on 22nd February 2017, by British Columbia
Pink Looks Great on You! Did you know that recent stats suggest that 64% of Canadian children will experience bullying at school and 40% of Canadian employees are bullied in the workplace on a regular basis? The good news is that we can all do our part to raise awareness about this very important issue.  […]

House of Commons visits Gateway of Hope

Posted on 17th February 2017, by British Columbia
Today, The Gateway of Hope in Langley had a visit from The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee was very interested in hearing about what The Gateway of Hope does to support the homeless, what is the impact of their  […]
Congratulations! The Salvation Army of Chilliwack won the Not-for-Profit Award at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence gala dinner recently. Chilliwack Community Ministries Director Tim Bohr states, "It was quite a surprise, considering the calibre of our fellow nominees, many of whom would be considered "heavy hitters" in our community. We are very pleased to  […]