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  […]

Reaching out made her a better person

Posted on 18th November 2015, by British Columbia
Asking for help was one of the hardest things Kelly Jane Hanvey had to do, but when the Victoria mom was down to her last $20 and Christmas was coming, she had no choice but to reach out.“It was the most humbling experience of my life, because I had never needed to ask for anything,”  […]
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Siege Day for The Sally Ann.

Posted on 5th August 2014, by British Columbia
On July 11, 2014 the UVic Engineering Students’ Society held its 4th annual Siege Day to raise funds for The Salvation Army. Siege Day started in 2011 at UVic with students designing and building a catapult. In 2012, students altered the traditional catapult into a slingshot and designed and built a trebuchet. Both are made  […]
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Animal therapy at Sunset Lodge.

Posted on 20th June 2014, by British Columbia
Residents at Victoria’s Sunset Lodge were treated to a visit by two 3-week-old baby goats from the petting zoo at Beacon Hill Children’s Farm on May 22. Baby goats from the petting zoo visit sunset lodge twice a year to offer residents animal therapy. Approximately 40 residents, their families and 20 staff took part in  […]
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Commemorating The Empress of Ireland.

Posted on 19th June 2014, by British Columbia
On May 28th & 29th, 2014 Lt. Colonels Larry and Velma Martin were in Victoria, BC to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland. The Empress of Ireland was an ocean liner that was struck by the Norwegian collier SS Storstad on May 29th, 1914. She sunk in just 14  […]
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Happy Father’s Day!

Posted on 19th June 2014, by British Columbia
The Stan Hagen Centre for Families in Victoria celebrated Father’s day by hosting their 2nd annual Hawaiian BBQ for Dads. Dads and families were invited to a BBQ on June 13th hosted in partnership with The Salvation Army’s High Point Church. Several family activities were planned and included games enjoyed by kids of all ages.  […]
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Hope Luncheon.

Posted on 15th May 2014, by British Columbia
On Friday May 2, over 200 people gathered to hear stories of hope and transformation. The 2014 Hope Luncheon provided an emotional program, Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for the Salvation Army’s Canada & Bermuda Territory shared a powerful reflection on his experiences as the Territorial Commander. “I don’t want Giving Hope Today to be  […]
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Victoria office moving.

Posted on 9th April 2014, by British Columbia
Effective April 10, 2014,  The Salvation Army Victoria Public Relations office is moving to a new location in the Yarrow Building on Fort Street. Our new address is Unit 201 – 645 Fort Street, Victoria BC V8W 1G2.
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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

Posted on 25th February 2014, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army would like to thank the Saanich Fire Department for generously donating their emergency command unit to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Program. In a small ceremony on Friday Feb 21st, Mayor Frank Leonard and Saanich Fire Chief Michael Burgess handed the keys to Majors Ed and Kathie Chiu of The Salvation Army  […]
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