‘Helping Hands’ Youth Project

Reyhanna Akkurt, a Vernon Jubilee hospital youth volunteer, earns positive feedback for her inspired ‘Helping Hands’ presentation.  As part of a School District scholarship program, Akkurt assembled photos, inspirational quotes and volunteer-themed items—including her healthcare uniform and name tag—to draw attention to the personal and societal benefits of volunteering.  Cheryl Tomiak, the Auxiliary Youth Program Chairperson, describes […]

President’s Message

Autumn is upon us once again and Auxilians throughout the province are returning to their regular Auxiliary activities with renewed energy and enthusiasm.  Autumn, which incidentally is my favourite time of year, can be a most rewarding season when we stop to contemplate, appreciate and be thankful for all that we enjoy in whatever corner […]

BCAHA Welcomes New Executive Director

BCAHA President Lynda Avis is pleased to announce that the new Executive Director, Judith McBride, officially assumed her duties on July 1, 2016, when Helen Carkner completed her three-year term at the end of June.  Judith brings a wealth of experience to this position including an extensive background in public relations, community services, business operations, […]

Birthday Giving

Manreet Mangat (left), a Penticton Hospital candy striper and her friend, Chelsea Maxted (right), are embracing the ethos of giving. The inspired pair, whose birthdays are just three days apart, are asking family and friends to replace presents with donations for those in need.  Last year, they raised money for those affected by the devastating […]

Across the Province

Canada Day Celebrations

Members of the Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay branches of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary prepare to participate in the 2016 Canada Day parade.






Joanne Eikum, from the Auxiliary to University Hospital of Northern BC, presents new mom Sarah Witter a ‘Baby Cakes’ gift basket.  Her daughter, Amanda, was the first baby born at UHNBC […]