The Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary AGM was held November 27 at the Sechelt Legion. Guest speakers were Lynda Avis, BCAHA President, Dave Hawkins, Board Chair of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation and Lauren Tindall, VCH Director of Operations for the Sunshine Coast. Also in attendance was Jane Macdonald, Executive Director of the Sechelt Hospital Foundation.
Long Term Service […]
The month of December marks the end of the calendar year and some of us sit in wonderment, asking, as Dr. Seuss said, “How did it get so late so soon?” Yes, another year has passed and we are suddenly faced with the prospect of increasingly frosty mornings, frenetic shopping days and the intense planning […]
The Auxiliary Society for Comox Valley Healthcare (formerly St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary) has embarked on an exciting adventure. It started with a new name and logo, reflecting the Comox Valley’s transfer of acute care services to a new hospital in October 2017. The tagline “Helping Hands Healing Hearts” affirms our commitment to enhancing patient care […]
On Nov. 24, Elaine Canning was chosen as Volunteer of the Year by the Delta Chamber of Commerce. Elaine (pictured here at the ceremony with her husband, Dave) has been an active and valued volunteer with the Delta Hospital Auxiliary for 21 years, including six years on the executive. She has also served as Lower […]
It’s a rainy day in Steveston, B.C., but that doesn’t stop the many community bargain hunters from stepping into the Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Shop for a browse through an amazing inventory of donated goods. Run entirely by over 100 volunteers, the shop sits in a beautiful heritage building that was formerly a Methodist Church, […]
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Opening Ceremony Quotes
“Hospital Auxiliaries have existed in British Columbia since the turn of the last century. In 1889, the Vancouver General Hospital Auxiliary was the first to be incorporated, followed in 1891 by Chemainus, and in 1900 by Nanaimo.
Since 1944, there has been a provincial association providing support and education. Each year, at the provincial […]
The month of June is passing all too quickly and many auxilians in the BCAHA family will soon be occupied with summer activities. Some of you may remember the 1959 summer hit by Jerry Keller called “Here comes summer!” And yes, summer IS almost upon us, and, hopefully, most of us will have some time […]
The ever popular photo contest was one of the highlights of BCAHA’s April AGM & Conference. The contest’s theme—to celebrate the spirit and success of Auxiliary volunteering—generated an enthusiastic response and a wall full of photos. Though each entry shared its own special story, four People’s Choice and four Juried Selections were announced:
The People’s Choice Winner