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Helping little monkeys in our community.

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The Salvation Army Caring Place is partnering with Monkey Business Kids Boutique in an effort to raise and save funds for The Caring Place Sonia’s Cradle program.

The spirit of the Sonia’s Cradle program began in 2009, when a new front‐line worker at The Caring Place began collecting donated items for babies and toddlers that traditionally had been turned away due to a lack of storage space.

Sonia Nickle took it upon herself to collect the furniture, clothing, diapers and formula that […]

Remember the Salvation Army’s bell ringers

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A story as shared in The Vancouver Sun’s Editorial section:

On Tuesday as I was shopping, I ran into a Salvation Army bell ringer, collecting for the less fortunate.  He looked cold, so I asked him if he would like a coffee.  He was so appreciative, saying he couldn’t leave his post.  When I got to McDonald’s to order his coffee, I thought he was probably hungry too, so bought him a big hamburger and fries to […]

Annual Christmas Supper in Victoria

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On Sunday December 4th,WestsongCommunityChurch will host their annual Christmas supper. The meal will be held at 798 Goldstream Ave. at Our Lady of the Rosemary Parish Hall, from 6:00pm — 8:00pm.

The meal is targeted for families or individuals on the Westshore who might not experience a home cooked meal this holiday season.  We want to provide a place where Christmas and community spirit can be enjoyed.

We have 21 turkeys ready to be cooked up with all the traditional trimmings including […]

Sea of Lights in Victoria

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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s annual SEA OF LIGHTS parade will set sail again on Friday December 2nd at 7:00 pm in partnership with the local Oak Bay municipality.

The purpose of this event is to contribute to civic pride and enjoyment of the holiday season, while generating donations to the Salvation Army Christmas Fund, and the Oak Bay Kiwanis charity.

The parade is led by HMCS Oriole, and engages some thirty-plus brightly-decorated boats!

The event offers great family fun + […]

Beat Cares 2011

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The Beat 94.5 is proud to present The Beat Cares Holiday Toy and Food Drive in support of The Salvation Army!

Bring your cash donations to Brentwood Town Centre on Friday, December 9th and help families in need this holiday season!

Time: 6am to 10pm
Location: BrentwoodTown Centre (4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby)

At it again! 2nd Annual Toys4Kids!

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This year will mark the second annual Toys4Kids Drive, initiated by grade 11 student Miguel Ramos from Burnaby.  In its inaugural campaign benefiting The Salvation Army, over $5000 and 4500 toys for raised – ensuring that Christmas morning was special for every child across the lower mainland.

In the fall of 2010, St. Thomas More Collegiate teacher, Dave Ruzycki challenged the students in his Planning 10 class, to go into their local communities and make a difference, and give […]

Toys 4 Tickets: a huge success!

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Thank you to Impark and all those who came out to support the work being done by The Salvation Army in participating in a one day, 4 hour event during which, people had the opportunity to donate a toy and have their parking violation waived.

On Thursday, November 24th inVancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna and Prince George, The Salvation Army received generous donations that truly marked the spirit of the season.

Toys collected:

Vancouver- 2,568

Kelowna- 700 +

Kamloops- 675

Prince George- 90

At one point, Major […]

Kettle story of the day

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 “When I was 15 I used straws to steal money from a kettle in Richmond. Over the years I think I have paid that back over 100 times.  I feel so badly.  At the time I was distraught, my parents were just separating. I ran away from God.  I felt so guilty. I ran away from God for a long time but now I have been walking with the Lord for a long time. And now each Christmas […]