British Columbians Answer the Bell

Posted on 14th April 2021, by British Columbia
British Columbians Answer the Bell Across British Columbia this past year we faced dire and uncertain circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but in the middle of all of this fear and uncertainty, there shone a bright light in our province. Our annual Kettle Campaign this year surpassed our target goal and we managed to  […]

Answering the Call

Posted on 23rd March 2021, by British Columbia
Answering the Call During the Christmas season, The Salvation Army launched our iconic kettle campaign across Canada amid a pandemic. Don Noland was listening to his radio when he heard an ad explaining the need for volunteers to help ring the bells with us this holiday season. Having a personal connection to The Salvation Army  […]

Meet the Thompsons

Posted on 27th January 2021, by British Columbia
Auxiliary Lieutenants Neil & Jen Thompson are new to their roles as Corps Officers at Vernon Community Church but both come from families who attended a Salvation Army and each have spent many years working and volunteering in different roles within the organization. Here are some quick facts about these faces of the army from  […]

Creating Lasting Memories

Posted on 23rd December 2020, by British Columbia
Creating Lasting Memories ’Tis the season for red iconic Salvation Army Christmas Kettles lining the streets of your community. Where you’ll get the chance to meet many of our staff and volunteers giving their time to ring some bells to help us raise vital funds for our programs and services. One of the volunteers you  […]
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Meet the Macphersons

Posted on 10th December 2020, by British Columbia
Lisa and Dave Macpherson have both been with The Salvation Army for more than 20 years. Lisa, who has been with us her whole life and Dave, who became a Soldier in 1996, were ordained as Officers together in 2003. Today they are both Area Commanders overlooking Ministry Units in different regions throughout British Columbia.  […]

Gifting Smiles This Christmas

Posted on 2nd December 2020, by British Columbia
Gifting Smiles This Christmas In 2015 when Cynthia, her husband and their four children first arrived in Canada, they were shocked at how much day-to-day living cost. From housing to essentials like food, she quickly discovered they would have a struggle ahead of them affording what they needed; yet she knew they made the right  […]

The Crisis Behind The Crisis

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
The Crisis Behind the Crisis Over the past number of months British Columbia has seen a terrifying increase in the number of overdoses. By the end of August, only eight months into the year, the province had already broken its own record number of illicit drug deaths surpassing all those in 2019 with 1,068 individuals  […]

Northern Exposure

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
Northern Exposure Cameron Eggie was a transitional housing caseworker at The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley, B.C., when the chaplain at the time, Major Henri Regamey, encouraged him to explore chaplaincy, and mentored him in the process. While completing a certificate in chaplaincy and spiritual care at Booth University College, Eggie was hired  […]

58 Years and Counting

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
58 Years and Counting Growing up with Salvation Army Officers as parents certainly influences the upbringing. For Ron Walker, his role at The Salvation Army started in 1962 when he was only 10-years-old. “I was born into it, my parents were Salvation Army Officers. Both in corps work with the church and social work. I  […]