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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  […]

Serving Ministry Outdoors

Posted on 22nd September 2020, by British Columbia
Serving Ministry Outdoors COVID-19 pandemic restrictions initially meant the temporary closure of many buildings to the public. This included our Ministry Units who needed to modify policies and procedures in order to continue to serve clients who rely on our programs and services for basic necessities such as food and shelter. But what about the  […]

Helping Students Return to the Classroom

Posted on 21st September 2020, by British Columbia
Helping Students Return to the Classroom September marks the start of the school year, and with all the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought and continues to bring, the need for support for families who struggle with the additional costs of school preparation is even greater. Although when the school year started the province was still  […]

Aces FORE Kate Booth House

Posted on 17th August 2020, by British Columbia
Aces FORE Kate Booth House For the last 34 years the ladies of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club have changed thousands of lives by supporting and advocating for The Salvation Army Kate Booth House in Vancouver, B.C. It all started in 1986 when vice-captain Donna Herb spearheaded an invitational golf tournament; this tournament quickly turned  […]

Feeding Victoria’s Homeless

Posted on 21st July 2020, by British Columbia
Feeding Victoria’s Homeless In Victoria, B.C. the number of people unable to afford a place to live increases every day, significantly more so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People without homes are sleeping in parks, beside trees and in forest clearings, feeling helpless, lonely, and unsure where their next meal is coming from.”  […]

It Takes a Village

Posted on 16th June 2020, by British Columbia
Imagine struggling to provide food, clothing and other necessities like diapers and formula for your growing family. Sadly, this is the harsh reality for too many parents in our province. Last year alone 3.2 million Canadians were reported living at or below the poverty line, including 566,000 children. It’s no secret that living in British  […]

Lunch Program Continues During Pandemic

Posted on 30th April 2020, by British Columbia
During a normal school year, alongside the Rotary Club of Haney, Ridge Meadows Ministries provides over 140 nutritious bagged lunches to school children throughout the community every day. Preparation is done in the professional kitchen, and delivered by volunteers to school offices where they are distributed discreetly to students in need. However, with the current  […]

Our COVID-19 Response Across BC

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
Thanks to your support during these unprecedented times we continue to serve those in need. Our programs and services remain open, with some key changes allowing us to continue supporting our community’s most vulnerable. Here is how that looks in a few cities throughout the province.   Vancouver   At Boundless Vancouver our Free Food  […]

60 Seconds of HOPE

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
Across BC our Ministry Units are working tirelessly to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we are continuing to provide vital programs and services to the most vulnerable in our communities. Watch the videos below to see how The Salvation Army is bringing Hope throughout the province …     […]

Resource Centre Opening

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
The new Connection Point Church & Resource Centre officially opened in March 2020, located within the municipality of Langford, BC. A ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Majors Les and Cathy Burrows, and Majors Les and Tiffany Marshall, was well attended by public, media and local dignitaries. The Army has been active in Victoria, BC for  […]