Watch it grow.

Posted on 27th May 2015, by British Columbia
outside garden
The gardening club at the Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services are such a dedicated and energetic group that garden rain or shine! This group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm to work at their community garden which is located at Robson Parks. The gardening club is open to everyone in the community and gardening experience is  […]
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Hope in the Inner City Gala.

Posted on 22nd May 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s dining hall was transformed for The Hope in the Inner City Gala on May 7th. The community was brought together to celebrate Harbour Light’s work in the DTES along with honouring both alumni and corporate life changer partners who contribute to making Harbour Light what it is to so  […]
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The stories of Michael and James.

Posted on 11th May 2015, by British Columbia
Michael Zawitkoski and James Hamilton’s stories of hope are shared as they are currently residents of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light. Zawitkoski is a 36-year-old First Nations man who follows the Red Road. In July, Zawitoski was released on bail to participate in the 90 day treatment program. This is how he arrived at  […]
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Thank You, Daiya.

Posted on 30th April 2015, by British Columbia
We want  to  thank  our  many  food  program  supporters such as, Daiya.  Daiya has supported our Downtown East Side programs with food donations  for years – they donate approximately  1,000Kg of products on a weekly basis. In April alone, they donated over 57,000  meals to our clients! ‘The staff at Daiya who have driven this  […]
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# Need to Feed

Posted on 29th April 2015, by British Columbia
Five local food trucks, including Tacofino, Soho Road, Le Tigre, Culver City Salads and Roaming Dragon, joined together to each serve a special dish to Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light food line clients on Wednesday, April 22. Clients do not often get the chance to experience “special” meals and/or unique treats – and with that  […]
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Thank You, Volunteers!

Posted on 28th April 2015, by British Columbia
Joshua  Gonzales and Clara Van Ommen have been volunteering at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s food line for almost a year. Clara is in her last year of microbiology studies at UBC while Josh is studying medical radiology. Despite their busy student  schedules, they enjoy coming to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour  Light and  […]
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TSA recognized by Sea Cadets.

Posted on 28th April 2015, by British Columbia
Port Alberni’s Sea Cadet Corp was visited by two members of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on April 2, 2015. CFLC members presented an employer recognition award to Captain John Cloke’s civilian employer, Major Bruce Mac Kenzie of The Salvation Army. CFLC members in attendance were Dr Skipp Triplett, a former Armoured Military Officer  […]
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Emmy’s Story.

Posted on 27th April 2015, by British Columbia
We share Emmy Skate’s story, an outreach mental health worker within the DTES. Skates was working close to home as an outreach mental health worker and was quite happy with her work/family life situation. The organization that she was working for had sent her on a leadership conference and it was at this conference that  […]
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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.

Posted on 21st April 2015, by British Columbia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 marked this year’s annual Vimy Day Cadet Parade and Commemoration which took place at Mountain View Cemetery (MVC) at the Commonwealth Grave Site. Over the past few years, The Salvation Army Belkin House has been honored to have partnered with the Vimy Day Commemoration Committee in providing a meal to the  […]
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Brian’s story.

Posted on 16th April 2015, by British Columbia
After years of struggling with his health and homelessness, 60-year-old Brian Work is about to move into his own apartment. Work was once the owner of a successful signage company, but after retiring to follow his passion of bicycling full-time, a heart problem forced him to hit the brakes on his dreams. Unable to work  […]
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