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5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine’s Day

Posted on 13th February 2018, by British Columbia
5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, we are making it about more than just roses and milk chocolate. In fact, there are many other ways to give from the heart today. Here are our top 5: Volunteer – We can never have enough volunteers to help us provide compassionate care and emotional support to our clients. Volunteer at  […]

It’s What We Do

Posted on 9th February 2018, by British Columbia
It's What We Do
The Salvation Army British Columbia division provides support to thousands of British Columbians in need each day. Our purpose is to better the lives of others by offering services, programs and care amidst life’s most challenging days. Our services include: Food Services Did you know that nearly 700,000 British Columbians live at or below the  […]

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Posted on 31st January 2018, by British Columbia
Bell Let's Talk Day
Wednesday, January 31st is Bell Let’s Talk Day – A campaign to raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding mental illness. For every text message, wireless or long-distance call made by Bell customers, for every share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, Bell will donate money to programs dedicated to mental health. It is an  […]
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Newest Victoria Advisory Board Members

Posted on 30th January 2018, by British Columbia
We are proud to announce the induction of our newest Victoria Advisory Board members April Dorey, Bruce Hallsor, Q.C., Jill Howard, and David Mason. See below for a brief background of our inductees: April Dorey is the lead Investment Advisor in the Dorey Wealth Management Group, which delivers high quality investment, financial and retirement planning  […]

Salvation Army BC Shelter Services

Posted on 29th January 2018, by British Columbia
Salvation Army BC Shelter Services
Did you know the number of homeless deaths in British Columbia has hit an all-time high? The Salvation Army BC Division is uniquely positioned to help address the various needs of families affected by the housing affordability crisis by providing a warm and safe place for those seeking shelter and support. See below for a  […]

Oak Bay teen aims to collect 1,000 presents at annual toy drive

Posted on 17th January 2018, by British Columbia
Oak Bay teen aims to collect 1,000 presents at annual toy drive
Leah Smith was in front of the Oak Bay Avenue Pharmasave operating her annual one-girl toy drive. “This is my fourth consecutive year doing this,” explained Leah Smith. The grade 11 student from Oak Bay High School collected new and gently-used toys from the community. She will be delivering the donations to the Stan Hagen Centre  […]
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Local Woman Turns Food Waste into Help for Families in Need

Posted on 5th January 2018, by British Columbia
Nicole Knauf grew up in a household that just didn’t waste food; in fact, her and her siblings would joke that her dad would eat anything. As she grew older, she realized that throwing away food really was an unfortunate reality. It became more obvious when Nicole began working at bakery as a teenager, when  […]
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Local Teen Purchases Gifts for Pediatrics Unit at Comox Valley Hospital

Posted on 2nd January 2018, by British Columbia
Eighteen year old Makenzie Jesse has had her fair share of hospital stays. Living with cerebral palsy, she has had over 12 surgeries in children’s hospitals across Canada and is often faced with long stays (sometimes over Christmas). It is this experience alone that has led Makenzie to help other children who are confined to  […]
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Sharing the Highlights of the Christmas Season

Posted on 21st December 2017, by British Columbia
A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings is one of the greatest highlights of the Christmas season. This holiday, we want to provide a holiday meal for those who wouldn’t otherwise have one. This year, we are estimating to feed over 3,000 deserving individuals, children and families across BC. For a full list of  […]