BC Legislative Assembly Recognizes The Salvation Army 


A special day for The Salvation Army took place at the BC Legislature on November 18th when all the 87 Members of the Legislative Assembly recognized The Salvation Army by wearing shield lapel pins during that day’s parliamentary session in the House. This was in conjunction with the Members of Parliament being delivered our 2020-21 Annual Report at their parliamentary offices. During the morning session in the chamber, a round of applause followed this formal introduction from the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction’s Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development and Non-Profits, MLA Niki Sharma, after she spoke in the assembly, 

“It’s with great pleasure that I welcome Patricia Mamic, Public and Government Affairs Director for Salvation Army British Columbia, and Major Sheldon Feener, Area Commander for Social Mission at The Salvation Army British Columbia. They will be launching their annual kettle campaign later today, and all MLAs are invited, just at the library steps at 12:10 p.m. Please join me in welcoming them to the House today.” 

The Victoria Kettle Campaign Launch was then held on the steps of the legislature library where the Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction said a few words to the gathering along with MLA Sharma. Many Members joined the celebration to ring a bell, don a Salvation Army toque and show their support.   

We were delighted to have MLA Sharma attend the 2021 Victoria Hope In The City Lunch where she said a few words on behalf of the provincial government, and we will look forward to continuing to deepen our relationship with the province and our elected officials in 2022.