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Pushing for Change.


The Salvation Army is proud to partner with The Push for Change in supporting a summer “warm up” training trek which will take place between Calgary to Vancouver.

Joe Roberts was formerly homeless inVancouver’s Downtown Eastside and, with the help of The Salvation Army along the way, is now a successful business man.  He created The Push for Change to raise money and awareness for homeless youth at risk.

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It takes a village.


The 10th annual Quadra Village Day was held on Saturday, May 12th. This fun-filled event featured a pancake breakfast, two stages of entertainment, fun activities and interesting information about the vibrant Hillside Quadra Community.

Located right in the heart of Quadra Village is The Stan Hagen Centre for Families. Staff and volunteers from the centre were on hand helping kids make Mother’s Day crafts, apply Sally Ann tattoos and answer any questions about the programs and services offered by the facility.

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$1 x 72 Days


With a total of $22,953 raised so far and a goal of $72,000 – March 23rd, marked Passion Vancouver at Rogers Arena where youth aged 18 – 25 and their leaders were encouraged to attend and give support to ending human slavery.

The goal of $72,000 would provide 40 survivors of human trafficking with the essentials to build a new life at The Salvation Army’s Deborah’s Gate facility.  Once these young women have reached a place of […]

Car Wash in support of The Backpack Drive


This Saturday, August 27th from 10 am – 5pm at the IGA on 177th Street and Highway 10 in Surrey.

Thank you to Victoria who is hosting the car wash in order to raise resources for The Salvation Army on her own initiative!

Salvation Army Camps


Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, camp fires, roasted marshmallows, seeing old friends, making new ones. Expanding horizons and creating memories. Across Canada kids come alive at our summer camps. Last year close to 4,500 children from marginalized communities experienced life at its best and learned the values of friendship and caring through our various camp programs.

Locate the Salvation Army Camp closest to you!

Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Western Canada send 101 kids to Camp


Over a four-week period, Salvation Army Thrift Stores throughout Western Canada held a fundraising ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ initiative.

From April 14th to May 14th, donations were collected at participating stores and, through the public’s generosity, 101 kids will get to go to camp this summer – kids who would otherwise normally not have had this opportunity.

Every year, Salvation Army camps provide close to 5,000 kids nationwide a safe, fun and memorable experience.

Let the Fur Fly!


This past Friday, December 10th marked the 7th annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Surrey Eagles Junior A hockey home game.  When the Eagles went on to score their first goal vs. Powell River, fans tossed their teddy bears or stuffed toy of choice onto the ice!

Major Russ Holland was fortunate enough to be honored with the official game opening puck drop and shared, “it was a great game, a great atmosphere and a great spirit […]