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‘This Place Matters’ – Richmond Auxiliary participates in National Competition

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, […]

B.C. Societies Act

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BCAHA AGM & Conference — Kamloops, 2017

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 […]

President’s Message

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 […]

Photo Contest — BCAHA AGM & Conference, 2017

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
Revelstoke […]

BC Societies Act – Q & A

British Columbia’s new Societies Act came into effect Nov. 18, 2016.  Societies have a two-year period to be in compliance with the new Act.  At BCAHA’s recent AGM & Conference in Kamloops, an afternoon session covered this timely topic.  We spoke with its moderator, BCAHA past president Valerie Tribes.

Auxiliary Action:  Hello Valerie. Your session was […]

Across the Province

Langley Auxiliary Purchases Bus  

The Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (1947-2017) is pleased to present a new bus to the residents of the hospital’s four residential care units.  Auxiliary president Diane Thornton noted that this was the third bus purchased by the Auxiliary in its 70 years of serving the hospital, community, and healthcare:  “The old bus […]

Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children

“We’re just a little pocket on the east side of the city, but our small auxiliary offers support to a very special place,” says Sunny Hill Auxiliary president, Lynne Coates.  Tucked away in a trailer on the grounds of the Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children, the auxiliary and its dozen dedicated members run a […]

President’s Message

There is an old proverb that says, “No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.”  True words indeed, even after the unusual winter we have experienced here on Vancouver Island.  The happy harbingers of spring, those Snow Crocuses, are bravely waving in the cool March breezes, although sometimes surrounded by piles of […]

Sunshine Coast Thrift Store Turns 50

On Saturday, January 28, the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary celebrated 50 years of running a thrift store to help raise funds to support healthcare on the Coast.  Its location at 5693 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, opened in 1981 and the building was replaced by the current facility in 1987.  The Thrift Store occupied one-half of […]