Posts Tagged: Victoria

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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 100 feet horizontally. Siege Day welcomes the public to

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Animal therapy at Sunset Lodge.

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Residents at Victoria’s Sunset Lodge were treated to a visit by two 3-week-old baby goats from the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm on May 22. Baby goats from the petting zoo visit sunset lodge twice a year to offer residents animal therapy. Approximately 40 residents, their families and 20 staff took part in the activity. Animal therapy has many benefits and has many physical and mental health benefits. Some of the benefits include to lifting spirits, encouraging communication, providing comfort, increasing socialization and many others, but the main

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Commemorating The Empress of Ireland.

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On May 28th & 29th, 2014 Lt. Colonels Larry and Velma Martin were in Victoria, BC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. The Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that was struck by the Norwegian collier SS Storstad on May 29th, 1914. She sunk in just 14 minutes in the Saint Lawrence River and of the 1,477 passengers on board, 1,012 died, including approximately 150+ members of The Salvation Army in Canada, the entire leadership contingent and all but 12 of the

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Happy Father’s Day!

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The Stan Hagen Centre for Families in Victoria celebrated Father’s day by hosting their 2nd annual Hawaiian BBQ for Dads. Dads and families were invited to a BBQ on June 13th hosted in partnership with The Salvation Army’s High Point Church. Several family activities were planned and included games enjoyed by kids of all ages. Adding to the Hawaiian Theme, attending families were treated to the charm of the South Pacific as Tradewinds performed. Tradewinds is a local band that brings the relaxing sounds Western Samoa, New Zealand, Rotuma, Hawai’i

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Hope Luncheon.

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On Friday May 2, over 200 people gathered to hear stories of hope and transformation. The 2014 Hope Luncheon provided an emotional program, Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for the Salvation Army’s Canada & Bermuda Territory shared a powerful reflection on his experiences as the Territorial Commander. “I don’t want Giving Hope Today to be a Public Relations tagline, I want it to be an accepted responsibility, I want it to be something that declares evil will not win in the world in which we live and that dignity will

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Victoria office moving.

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Effective April 10, 2014,  The Salvation Army Victoria Public Relations office is moving to a new location in the Yarrow Building on Fort Street. Our new address is Unit 201 – 645 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 1G2.

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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army would like to thank the Saanich Fire Department for generously donating their emergency command unit to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Program. In a small ceremony on Friday Feb 21st, Mayor Frank Leonard and Saanich Fire Chief Michael Burgess handed the keys to Majors Ed and Kathie Chiu of The Salvation Army ARC. Both Mayor Leonard and Chief Burgess acknowledged their appreciation for the work that The Salvation Army does for the community both every day but especially at emergency events.  Chief Burgess expressed that something as

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Come join us at our Christmas events.

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Event: Fill the Kettle – Celebrity Kettle Kick-Off Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013 Time: 11am to 3pm Place: Pacific Centre Rotunda at Howe and Georgia A first time event to launch the kettle season in Vancouver.  On Saturday, November 23 between 11 and 3pm, The Salvation Army red kettles will line the corner of Howe & Georgia at the Pacific Centre Rotunda for the official launch of the Greater Vancouver kettle campaign.  There will be local media personalities, musicians, celebrities, politicians and athletes ringing the bells and helping  fill the kettle…along

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School supply donations needed in Victoria.

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The Salvation Army Stan Hagen Centre for Families is seeking active assistance from the Victoria community to collect more supplies. Within the last few years The Salvation Army has seen an increase in demand with the amount of families coming to The Salvation Army for support, especially during this time of year.  The Salvation Army aims to provide children throughout British Columbia with the necessary tools needed in order to have a successful year – as accomplished through both in kind and monetary donations. Items of greatest need, include: Binders

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Music in the Park.

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The Stan Hagen Centre for Families participated in Music in the Park on July 9th at Majestic Park, July 16th at Bryden Park and July 23rd in Beckwith Park. Music in the Park is a fun family event held on Tuesday Evenings in Saanich as part of the Saanich Sun Fest; with over 30 events held in various locations for families over the summer months.  This community driven event is a great opportunity for The Salvation Army to connect with the local Island community. Further to, The Stan Hagen Centre was able