Celebrating Long Serving Advisory Board Members

Posted on 30th October 2023, by britishcolumbia
The Salvation Army hosted a celebration luncheon for three essential names on the Greater Vancouver Advisory Board: Tom Skidmore, Kelly Heed and George Hungerford. Together, the three have given more than 90 years of intense dedication to The Salvation Army. “With great happiness that we can honour three long-time members of our Greater Vancouver Advisory  […]

BC Kettle Campaign Struggles During The Pandemic

Posted on 28th January 2022, by British Columbia
This year’s Red Kettle Program in British Columbia certainly had its obstacles. Challenged by everything from the pandemic to inclement weather, the program was tested and stretched to its limits. Fortunately, we have some incredibly dedicated officers, staff, and volunteers who soldiered through. Despite everything, with the incredible support of our donors in communities across the  […]
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Developers Show Up for Community

Posted on 1st October 2021, by British Columbia
The property development community comes together to support their community. On September 16 we hosted our first annual Nine Holes for Hope Golf Tournament at Golden Eagle Golf Club in Maple Ridge. The fundraising event drew 24 teams with a total of 96 golfers, and together with our very generous sponsors, they helped us raise  […]
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Empowering Young Girls

Posted on 14th April 2021, by British Columbia
Empowering Young Girls BRAVE is a catalytic movement whose focus is to empower girls that come from vulnerable situations, with hopes to engage them before they become victims of sexual exploitation and trafficking. We aim to reach the most vulnerable and at-risk youth in their areas, to show them we see them, they matter, and  […]
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Sally Ann Doughnut Day Recipe

Posted on 1st June 2020, by British Columbia
From the battlegrounds of war to the front lines of poverty, The Salvation Army is known for giving hope in a time of crisis. National Doughnut Day, held on the first Friday of June, honours the 250 volunteers from The Salvation Army who travelled to France to boost the morale of soldiers during the First  […]
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Hundreds of Girls Inspired at BRAVE

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
Our BC Division partnered with BRAVE Canada in February 2020 to simultaneously host three empowering BRAVE events for young girls aged 12-18 in Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria. This free catalytic event was created to remind girls they are valuable, and worth being celebrated while encouraging them to dream big for what their futures can be.  […]
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A Look Back at Christmas 2019

Posted on 13th January 2020, by British Columbia
In 2019 The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign raised a total of $3.6 million across British Columbia. This will help us continue to feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families, while helping others escape violence and addiction. How it Was Done: The money raised this Christmas season is in no small part due to the tremendous  […]

2018 Christmas Wrap Up

Posted on 28th January 2019, by British Columbia
Two young girls in Santa hats with Christmas Kettle
The Christmas season has come and gone but now we can fondly look back at another great season where the generous support of numerous donors, volunteers, and hard working staff around British Columbia helped make an incredible impact on the lives of so many. Christmas Kettles For many, the most recognizable part of the holiday season is  […]

Join us at the Start of the Race!

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Participants gather at the start line
We’re back again at the annual Vancouver Sun run! On April 22nd participants are encouraged to layer up and donate their gently used clothing items at the start line of the race. Salvation Army volunteers will be present to ensure all donations will go to Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the community. Proceeds from your  […]
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Kindness is One Size Fits All

Posted on 28th February 2018, by British Columbia
Kindness is one size fits all
Did you know one in seven Canadian children are victims of bullying? This years’ National Pink Shirt day is encouraging others to combat cyber-bullying by thinking twice before posting something negative. Whether you are at work or going to school YOU have the power to use the internet to spread kindness today. With your help, we  […]
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