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Celebrity Christmas Kettle Kickoff

Posted on 25th November 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army kicked off its fourth annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on November 18 at the Pacific Centre Rotunda in downtown Vancouver. Special appearances included Jamie Taras with the BC Lion's, Carl Valentine of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Bob the Bear of the Vancouver Canadians, several CTV and Virgin radio celebs and of course, what Christmas event  […]

We Shall Remember Them

Posted on 10th November 2016, by British Columbia
Remembrance Day is a day when British Columbians will gather at cenotaphs and ceremonies across the province to honour those who have served in our military and those who continue to serve our country in times of war, conflict and peace.  During both world wars and throughout the Cold War, The Salvation Army provided Canadian  […]

The 2016 William Booth Society Luncheon

Posted on 24th October 2016, by British Columbia
On Tuesday October 18, 2016 The Salvation Army British Columbia Division held our Annual William Booth Society Luncheon to celebrate our #HereosForHope.  Thank you to everyone who came to this event and for their generous support of The Salvation Army over the years. With your help we are able to provide social services to over 1.5 million British Columbians  […]

Making a Dent in Hunger!

Posted on 3rd October 2016, by British Columbia
Craftsman Collision and Save On Foods once again teamed up on behalf of The Salvation Army to host their annual, day long 'Make A Dent' Food Drive on October 1st. With 1 in 13 Canadian families struggling with food insecurity, it is imperative that we ensure that no family, no child goes hungry. Hosted at 14  […]

Attending the 40th Annual Elders Gathering

Posted on 29th July 2016, by evelyng
The Salvation Army was delighted to attend the 40th Annual BC Elders Gathering; held in Williams Lake and hosted by the Tl’etinqox, one of six Tsilhqot’in communities, along with their united support from the Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin), Secwepemc (Shuswap), Dene (Carrier), St’at’imc (Lillooet Nation), and Nuxalk (Bella Coola). Pictured with the King and Queen of the  […]

Emergency Coastal Response Exercise Leaves Province Better Prepared

Posted on 13th June 2016, by British Columbia
Emergency Management BC Exercise Specialist Rob Dodds has said that "this exercise will leave our region much more prepared to deal with a natural disaster." The location for the mock disaster was chosen because of the history of the tsunami of 1964 that had devastating affect on Port Alberni and because they have a tsunami  […]
Story Credit: Larissa Cahute, The Province
Vancouver’s Suhaila Hamed has been volunteering at The Salvation Army so much that her seven-year-old daughter thinks she’s “working for Santa.” “She thinks I’m an elf,” Hamed said with a laugh.The 41-year-old mother of three is a regular volunteer at the charity’s Vancouver Community and Family Services — one of 27 community organizations sponsored by  […]

#JUICE4HOPE hits the streets of Vancouver’s DTES – again!

Posted on 16th September 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army believes that everyone is deserving of dignity – and that everyone should have access to healthy, nourishing produce. In Vancouver, The Salvation Army, in partnership with local food truck, The Juice Truck, celebrated the dignity given every day at The Salvation Army by giving hope and juice to 400 Salvation Army Vancouver  […]

The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope steps up to meet need.

Posted on 4th June 2015, by British Columbia
It’s hard to believe this past December the Gateway of Hope distributed a record number of Christmas hampers to singles, couples without children and seniors struggling to make ends meet within our community – over 550 to be exact. So far, 2015 has shown no sign of the need in our community slowing down. Rolling  […]

It’s all about the volunteers.

Posted on 14th April 2015, by British Columbia
Half of all Canadians contribute their time, energy and skills to charitable groups and non-profit organizations volunteering more than two billion hours annually. Volunteering is integral to the Canadian way of life and the continued sustainability of countless organizations across the country. That’s why April 12 to 18 Chilliwack will recognize its thousands of volunteers  […]