The Salvation Rotary Hospice House in Richmond opened its doors to the community, Saturday, June 28th, for a strawberry garden party. Fifteen years ago, individuals in the community of Richmond initiated the idea of a community-based hospice, an option to hospital and home for individuals and their families at the end of life. They created  […]

Time to start thinking about Christmas!

Posted on 26th June 2009, by British Columbia
June 25th marks exactly one half of a year since Christmas, 2008, and one half of a year to go before we reach December 25th-Christmas 2009! Indeed, it is time to start thinking about Christmas. And more importantly, what you’re going to do this Christmas to help those in need in our communities. The Salvation  […]

Celebrating kindness in the workplace

Posted on 25th June 2009, by British Columbia
Medicine Centre pharmacies have come up with a unique way to support The Salvation Army and other charities, while celebrating kindness in the workplace. Submit your story of someone making a difference in their workplace, and if your story is selected, Medicine Centre pharmacies will make a visit to your workplace with a bag of  […]

Upcoming Events in British Columbia

Posted on 1st June 2009, by British Columbia
Hope in the City Breakfast 2011 Event Details Thursday | December 8th, 2011 7.30 to 9 AM Vancouver Convention Centre West Download Sponsorship Package   Hope in the City Luncheon 2011 Event Details Friday | November 18th, 2011 11.30 – 1.30 PM Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre | 1088 Burrard Street Download Sponsorship Package
To donate to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, click here. Staff and volunteers working for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services have had a very busy summer, reaching displaced families and exhausted firefighers and other emergency workers, with fresh meals and other means of support, all over British Columbia. It started in Kelowna, as  […]

Thrift Store makeover in Quesnel

Posted on 15th May 2009, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army in Quesnel was thrilled recently to celebrate the grand opening of its new Thrift Store location. It was a thrift store makeover, and the Quesnel community is thrilled with the results! Here’s a photo chronology of the change: “Our old Thrift Store was dark and crowded,” says Captain Deb VanderHeyden. The thrift  […]

Meet Doreen – The Salvation Army’s “Army of One”

Posted on 27th April 2009, by British Columbia
Doreen Keizer is not an employee at Sunset Lodge in Vic-West, but she’s been working at the complex care residence each week for the past 22 years. Doreen is 65, and one of hundreds of volunteers with The Salvation Army in Greater Victoria. Why does Doreen volunteer? “I get back so much more than I  […]
The Salvation Army in partnership with BC Housing celebrated the opening of newly renovated shelters at their Harbour Light location on Cordova Street in the downtown eastside with a special ceremony at the shelter this morning. Renovations to the shelters included creating privacy partitions in sleeping areas, new bug resistance flooring and improved lighting. In  […]
In trying economic times, British Columbia Finance Minister Colin Hansen has made a gesture that BC’s provincial government is committed to putting more resources into children and families. Instead of purchasing himself a new pair of shoes—a pre-budget tradition for BC Finance Ministers—Colin Hansen decided to buck the trend and purchase 100 shoes for needy  […]
By all accounts, Billy didn’t stand much a chance. He grew up in a troubled home: His father, both a drug addict and alcoholic, was physically abusive to him, his siblings, and his mother. He was forced at far too young an age to protect his mother from his father’s outbursts, to be the adult  […]