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100th Anniversary for Auxiliary to UHNBC

In 1919, in the aftermath of World War 1 and amid a flu pandemic, a group of dedicated women formed the Prince George Ladies Auxiliary. In the 1920s, the Auxiliary raised funds for a much-needed X-ray machine. During the Depression, they stored food items and produce for patients and used a horse and buggy to […]

President’s Message

Greetings to all,

Spring is in the air! Winter has been colder than usual and I am more than happy to embrace the words of the poet, “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” The sun is shining, trees are budding out and the daffodils are blooming here on the Island.

The highlight of Spring for […]

Sunshine Coast’s Pop-up Thrift Store

A creative idea from the Sunshine Coast has generated interest and smiles from the residents of Totem Lodge and the Shorncliffe Care Facility. As described on its Facebook Page (March 5, 2019), volunteers from the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary offered the residents Christmas stocking vouchers for the Auxiliary Thrift Store. But due to mobility challenges, […]

Across The Province

‘Volunteers Rock’ at Penticton Auxiliary
All we can say is “Wow!” Just three months after the Penticton Hospital Auxiliary fulfilled its original $250,000 pledge to the SOS Medical Foundation’s campaign to provide the medical equipment for the PRH expansion, they’ve donated again.

Now the Auxiliary has presented more than $45,000 to help acquire medical equipment for the […]

Save the Date! BCAHA Annual AGM & Conference 2019

BCAHA Q&A – Laura Track, Human Rights Lawyer

BCAHA News: Hello. Thank you for this opportunity to ask you a few questions. In October, you were the keynote speaker at BCAHA’s Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley Areas joint conference. How did you enjoy that experience?

Laura Track: It was a wonderful experience! The audience seemed very engaged and interested in the material – which […]

Richmond Auxiliary Presents Bursaries

Harmony Sander wants to become a Registered Nurse and, ultimately, a Nurse Practitioner. She has volunteered at Richmond Hospital since 2015.  This past year, she was accepted into the UBC Nursing Program (Okanagan Campus) and is eager to work with sick children.

Ada Zhang is entering her fourth year in Microbiology and Immunology at UBC and is […]

Dawson Creek Auxiliary Supports ‘Click for Babies’ Campaign

105 Purple Knitted Baby Hats Help ‘Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC’

Every September for the past three years, the Dawson Creek & District Auxiliary Society of Local Health Care has been mailing small packages of knitted purple baby hats to the BC Children’s Hospital.  These purple baby hats join a collection of over 11,000 purple […]

Healthcare Auxiliary Day

BCAHA Communications Update

Exciting updates are coming to BCAHA’s communications. After months of research and planning, a redevelopment of BCAHA’s website has begun. A three-phase plan will see the revamping of BCAHA’s homepage and Members section, and the adding of videos, multimedia, and multisite networks. A key goal is to make the website more engaging and interactive.

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