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Working with BOB.

Posted on 6th January 2012, by British Columbia
In December, local organization BOB recognized fellow agency — The Salvation Army Belkin House — for their outstanding contribution in the consistent improvement to the lives of local residents along with the spirit of communication and cooperation shown. Thank you to BOB for taking the time to acknowledge Belkin House for their great work in  […]
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Christmas Kettle Campaign raises $20 million

Posted on 4th January 2012, by British Columbia
This Christmas, donors acrossCanadahelped support The Salvation Army’s efforts to reduce poverty nationwide by donating more than $20 million to the annual Kettle Campaign. Funds raised in the nearly 2,000 kettles in stores, on street corners and online will be used to support programs that help restore hope and dignity to more than 1.7 million  […]
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The Spirit of Christmas Giving

Posted on 3rd January 2012, by British Columbia
A wonderful kettle story to share from this year’s Christmas campaign coming from Langley, BC.   “A man stood outside The Real Canadian Superstore for 10 minutes this morning (December 24th) handing out money – $10 bills to everyone!  So quite a few, donated their $10 by putting it in The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle.  You’ll find  […]
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Kettle workers to use London Drugs’ wireless PIN pads

Posted on 19th December 2011, by British Columbia
With overall donations down this year for the annual Kettle Campaign, it is widely noted that people are carrying less cash and more cards in their wallets. Executives from local retailer, London Drugs, have recognized the shortfall in the campaign and with keen interest and initiative, have come up with a way to support the  […]
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Naden Band hits the right note.

Posted on 15th December 2011, by British Columbia
Another successful year for the Naden Band Christmas Concert Toy Drive! Our concerts were held inVancouver at the Vogue Theatre on December 8th and inVictoria at the Royal Theatre on December 12th, 13th & 14th. The Salvation Army would like to sincerely Thank the Naden Band of the Maritime Forces, Stephanie Greaves, Ken Lavigne, Astrid  […]
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MLA Tour of Belkin House

Posted on 15th December 2011, by British Columbia
Thank you to all the Government MLAs who visited The Salvation Army’s Belkin House yesterday to learn about the facility and the work being done … Along with taking the time to serve in the kitchen for all residents and guests! Indeed a Merry Christmas for one and all.
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Stan Hagen Centre Renaming Celebration

Posted on 14th December 2011, by British Columbia
On Saturday December 3 The Salvation Army inVictoriarenamed their Community and Family Services Centre to The Stan Hagen Centre for Families. Celebrations included a traditional  Welcome Song & Dance performed by the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers, speeches by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, MLA for OakBay– Gordon Head, Ida Chong and MLA for  […]
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Serving up Christmas spirit

Posted on 14th December 2011, by British Columbia
Serving up generosity this season are Bob and Shaun Miller.  Owners of Miller’s Place Restaurant in Port Alberni, they hosted a Christmas dinner for clients of The Salvation Army.  A wonderful meal welcomed approximately 50 people – specifically focusing on those who otherwise, would be alone at Christmas time.  Miller’s Place Restaurant orchestrated the entire  […]
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Another shufflin’ good year!

Posted on 13th December 2011, by British Columbia
What was another beautiful, crisp day … welcomed The Santa Shuffle toVancouver!  Taking place acrossCanada, all ages took toStanleyParkfor the 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk collecting pledges to raise awareness and funds for The Salvation Army in the continued fight against poverty, one step at a time.  With 626 participants and over $27,000  […]
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Santa came to town!

Posted on 13th December 2011, by British Columbia
Thanks to everyone who came out to the 8th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade which kicked off the holiday season and drew roughly 300,000 people to downtown Vancouver on a beautiful sunny day! Spectators arrived early along Burrard Street, coffees in hand and lawn chairs folded under arms.  This year’s parade featured more than 60  […]
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