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Army responds after floods hit Cache Creek.


Disaster struck the small town of Cache Creek, B.C., in May when a heavy localized rainstorm dropped 30 cm of rain in one hour, causing severe flooding.

“The local storm water channels were no match for that amount of water, and overflowed from the ditches on to the streets, becoming rivers of water, mud, debris and tree roots,” says John McEwan, divisional emergency disaster services director, British Columbia Division.

The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services quickly sprang into action, sending a community […]


A BBQ and day of fun at The Salvation Army Nelson.


The Salvation Army Nelson hosted a hot dog barbecue and offered tours of the facility on May 27th in an effort to share the services available at the downtown Nelson location.

Social service worker students, Alita Tondu and Monica Fernandes are currently finishing their practicum at The Salvation Army.

“As part of our practicum we organized this event to promote community awareness on the struggles of poor and marginalized peoples of Nelson,” said Fernandes.

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Watch it grow.


The gardening club at the Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services are such a dedicated and energetic group that garden rain or shine!

This group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm to work at their community garden which is located at Robson Parks. The gardening club is open to everyone in the community and gardening experience is not necessary.

During each session we will go over what we will be planting, the instructions, then the tasks, and then as a group we walk together to […]


Hope in the Inner City Gala.


The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s dining hall was transformed for The Hope in the Inner City Gala on May 7th. The community was brought together to celebrate Harbour Light’s work in the DTES along with honouring both alumni and corporate life changer partners who contribute to making Harbour Light what it is to so many people.

Upon the arrival of gala, the feel of community was in the room as many mingled and placed their bids on silent […]

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The stories of Michael and James.


Michael Zawitkoski and James Hamilton’s stories of hope are shared as they are currently residents of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

Zawitkoski is a 36-year-old First Nations man who follows the Red Road. In July, Zawitoski was released on bail to participate in the 90 day treatment program. This is how he arrived at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

His conditions were so restrictive that the Chaplains have accompanied him to court three times and his counsellor has met with […]


Thank You, Daiya.


We want  to  thank  our  many  food  program  supporters such as, Daiya.  Daiya has supported our Downtown East Side programs with food donations  for years – they donate approximately  1,000Kg of products on a weekly basis. In April alone, they donated over 57,000  meals to our clients!

‘The staff at Daiya who have driven this initiative make me incredibly proud as they remind us of how many of our  fellow neighbours need help, how grateful those of us should […]


# Need to Feed


Five local food trucks, including Tacofino, Soho Road, Le Tigre, Culver City Salads and Roaming Dragon, joined together to each serve a special dish to Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light food line clients on Wednesday, April 22. Clients do not often get the chance to experience “special” meals and/or unique treats – and with that in mind, birthed the inaugural Need to Feed event.

The specialty dishes from the trucks consisted of:

Tacofino: Al Pastor Taco in a […]

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Thank You, Volunteers!


Joshua  Gonzales and Clara Van Ommen have been volunteering at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s food line for almost a year. Clara is in her last year of microbiology studies at UBC while Josh is studying medical radiology.

Despite their busy student  schedules, they enjoy coming to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour  Light and experiencing a new side to Vancouver.

They enjoy Harbour Light’s dynamic environment as well as they feel that the staff and clients are incredibly friendly and appreciative. It was […]

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TSA recognized by Sea Cadets.


Port Alberni’s Sea Cadet Corp was visited by two members of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on April 2, 2015.

CFLC members presented an employer recognition award to Captain John Cloke’s civilian employer, Major Bruce Mac Kenzie of The Salvation Army. CFLC members in attendance were Dr Skipp Triplett, a former Armoured Military Officer and former President of Kwantlen College, and Lieut-Colonel Don Stedeford, former Commanding Officer of The Canadian Scottish Regiment.

During the past three years, The Salvation Army has […]

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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.


Sunday, April 12, 2015 marked this year’s annual Vimy Day Cadet Parade and Commemoration which took place at Mountain View Cemetery (MVC) at the Commonwealth Grave Site.

Over the past few years, The Salvation Army Belkin House has been honored to have partnered with the Vimy Day Commemoration Committee in providing a meal to the cadets and participants at the end of the ceremony. 

With a hand full of this, and a little of that, a scoop of […]