Remembering Vimy Ridge on 94th Anniversary

Posted on 21st April 2011, by British Columbia
94 years ago, the courage of Canadian soldiers during the Battle of Vimy Ridge were remembered at Victory Square in downtown Vancouver. A Canadian force of 40,000 strong, moved in on German forces on Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917. The historical victory came at a heavy cost with than 3,600 Canadians killed and approximately  […]

Big Crowds … A beautiful Day … & Lots of Clothes!

Posted on 18th April 2011, by British Columbia
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….  With almost fifty thousand people filling Georgia Street, dancing to live music and with spirits running high, everyone was ready to head off to run the largest 10km race in Canada. For the 5th straight year, The Salvation Army was found at the start line for the annual Vancouver Sun Run on April 17th, collecting  […]

Japan Update

Posted on 12th April 2011, by British Columbia
Commissioner Makoto Yoshida of The Salvation Army Japan provided us with an updated report on relief work taking place in the country. General recovery efforts are progressing well – super markets are gradually reopening, 80-90% of gas stations in northern Japan have resumed business, and about 70% of roads are accessible. The Japanese government is  […]

Ready for the 2011 Camping Season!

Posted on 12th April 2011, by British Columbia
Camp Sunrise has been fully accredited by the BC Camping Association for 2011. Visit our website for more information or by contacting Captain Carson Decker at (604) 296-3813  or by email

Kelowna Fire

Posted on 11th April 2011, by British Columbia
Residents of the Laurentian Heights 3 condominium building at 1405 Kelglen in Kelowna were evacuated early yesterday morning after a fire swept through part of the complex. The Kelowna Fire Department’s immediate response included 21 firefighters, four fire engine trucks, two ladder trucks, a Rescue truck as well as one command unit.  Another 45 career  […]

Dignity Speaks

Posted on 11th April 2011, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army has declared May as Dignity Month. “Dignity Speaks” is a national event that will be held at The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light on Sunday, May 15th.  The evening is intended to entertain, educate and inspire people about the importance of respecting the rights of the addicted, the homeless and those who  […]

Brian Gentry performs live!

Posted on 11th April 2011, by British Columbia
The talented, Brian Gentry of Marvin & Gentry, will be performing two live shows at the end of the month in Vancouver! A gifted singer / songwriter and recording artist from Nashville, TN … Brian will be at Belkin House for a coffee house inspired concert as well as performing a second show at the  […]

Calling all Runners!

Posted on 8th April 2011, by British Columbia
Please drop your gently worn clothing items at the start line of The Vancouver Sun Run happening Sunday, April 17th and The Salvation Army will pick it up and make sure that it’s put to good use. Last year, over 4000 lbs. of clothing was collected and we look forward to surpassing that number this  […]

Special Edition T-Shirt supports Japan

Posted on 6th April 2011, by British Columbia
Local clothing company, Hamburger Disco, celebrates … Hamburgers and Disco.  And now, being added to the mix is support for relief efforts underway in Japan.  Hamburger Disco is partnering with The Salvation Army to create and release a SPECIAL EDITION T-Shirt with all proceeds from the sale of this item going directly towards relief work  […]

JOEY Restaurants giving back one bowl at a time

Posted on 6th April 2011, by British Columbia
Members of JOEY Restaurants teamed up with The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light to serve members of the community through the food line by providing a signature homemade beef barley soup courtesy of the group’s Cup of Care program – an initiative created to address hunger in the communities to which they serve.  “Cup of care  […]