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This is the story of a generous woman, bright lights and her legacy.
Betty Bonnington (née Rogers) was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1927. She moved to Toronto in 1952 to live near her future husband, Ken Bonnington. Soon afterward, Betty and Ken married and in 1957 moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia.
Ken’s job in international collections created a comfortable lifestyle for the couple. Sadly, Ken passed away in 2002.
Ken and Betty, who had no children of their own, shared [...]
On Canada Day, I celebrate freedom—peace. But adjusting to this new life was overwhelming. I’ll never forget the day my family and I landed as immigrants in Canada.
It was Christmas 2005 when my husband, three children and I got off a plane in Winnipeg. We left Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in search of a better life. The weather here was cold. We had some clothes, small household items and $100 to live on. We couldn’t speak any English. We didn’t know [...]
Toronto ON, June 25, 2015 – Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life.
“Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need,” says Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries. “Campers often come from difficult situations and camp is an experience like no other that can change young peoples’ lives and outlook forever.”
The Salvation Army hosted its [...]