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Vernon Food Bank

Gleaning results in Vernon.

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The Salvation Army Gleaning program promotes produce sharing in the Vernon community while reducing waste.   Since June 2nd, 9240 lbs. of fresh produce has been donated from local farmers!

The project harvests and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.  Produce is picked by volunteer gleaners and then distributed to community agencies.  Several groups benefit from this program such as, Upper Room Mission, First Nations Friendship Centre, prenatal and daycare programs and North Okanagan [...]

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Putting a “Dent” in hunger.

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On Saturday, September 13th from 1:00-5:00pm Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which they’re [...]

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Hoops for Hope.

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The Salvation Army wishes to thank Subway for their support through our inner city youth basketball camp. In providing delicious lunches, this enabled The Salvation Army to have an inclusive camp by ensuring each person has healthy and nutritious food no matter what their background is. Each day, players were excited for the subs after their hard work.

We also wish to thank Damin Altizer who shared his time and skill with our players. Damin is an NCAA Div 1: University [...]

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Gateway of Hope Rides into History.

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Set against the backdrop of the Fort Langley National Historic Site, the Ride into History team and volunteers welcomed approx. 80 classic cars and trucks and 90 motorcycles into the Fort Orchard to show off their showpieces. Locals and travelers came out to hear the tunes of the Dave Anthony Band as well as our feature performer, Randy ELVIS Friskie. Both put on a fantastic show that brought the neighbors out of their house for a listen! In total we [...]

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Siege Day for The Sally Ann.

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On July 11, 2014 the UVic Engineering Students’ Society held its 4th annual Siege Day to raise funds for The Salvation Army.

Siege Day started in 2011 at UVic with students designing and building a catapult. In 2012, students altered the traditional catapult into a slingshot and designed and built a trebuchet. Both are made mostly of wood with some elastic bands and they’re both about 8 feet tall and have a roughly 3 by 3 foot base and fire approximately [...]

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Family Fun raises funds for Lighthouse Centre.

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The 1st Annual Family Golf Classic held on July 19th raised over $10,000.00 with the funds raised going towards the support of local programs and services offered to the community.

“We are very thankful to all those who helped organize, sponsor, and attend the Family Golf Classic. The funds raised will go to support the good work we do at the Lighthouse Centre” shared Sean Junglas, Community Ministries Director. “Fun was had by all those who attended.”

The Lighthouse Centre serves Campbell [...]

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Shoebox for Shelter project gives hope + dignity.

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Sincere Thanks to the Shoebox for Shelter team as they made the project a reality. This past weekend, 107 shoebox donations were handed out at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Anchor Shelter. Students commented on how rewarding it was to see clients unwrapping the shoeboxes and digging into the treats right away!

A special thank you to all participating sponsors including Nesters Market, Safeway, Happy Water, 7-Eleven, SFU Bookstore, Rexall, Dollarama, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Fresh Direct Produce. All corporate [...]

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Elite Performance Basketball Camp is on!

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SAVE THE DATE!

The Salvation Army in partnership with Strathcona Community Centre is hosting the Elite Performance Basketball Camp August 18-21!

This week-long training camp is for teens aged 14 – 18 and focuses on developing basketball skills, teamwork, and having fun!

Damin Altizer, Trainer at the Elite Performance Basketball Camp uses the “3 D’s” throughout all his training:

Desire—You can’t just “want to.” You’ve got to have a yearning, a craving, a burning desire to get better!
Dedication— Repetition. Repetition. Repetition. “Good players practice [...]

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5000 kids in need to receive backpacks!

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The Salvation Army is proud to present, the 5th Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive running from July 14th through to September 11th.   The goal of the effort, in partnership with BC Chiropractic Association, Staples, Fitness Town, Canadian Bible Society, Salvation Army Thrift Stores, Starbucks along with media sponsors, Breakfast Television, OMNI, CKNW and 24 Hours, is to raise funds and school supplies for 5000+ kids in need throughout the Province as they begin a new school year.

The need:

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Hockey For Good to raise funds to send kids to camp.

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Hockey for Good is a one day, round robin style street hockey tournament hosted by The Salvation Army Caring Place in Maple Ridge, BC.

All of the proceeds from Hockey for Good are being used to send at-risk youth and teens from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to Camp Sunrise in Gibsons, BC.

Camp Sunrise is a Salvation Army Camp dedicated to giving children the ultimate summer camp experience. The benefits to the children are paramount – the sense of belonging, camaraderie [...]