Across the Province

‘Show of Hearts’ for Chemainus Auxiliary
The Chemainus Health Care Auxiliary presented a cheque for $10,000 during the Variety Show of Hearts 2017 telethon.  The money was raised through its thrift store and helped the one-day telethon reach $5 million in donations for B.C. children in need.  A one-minute Facebook video clip (click on link […]

New BCAHA Badge

Holiday Giving

$1,000 lotto win spent at Auxiliary Thrift Store

Lindsay Vukicevic has spread some holiday cheer across her Delta community.  Vukicevic’s winnings came from a BC Lotto campaign asking contestants to describe how they would spend a thousand dollars in just one day.

As reported in the Delta Optimist (Ian Jacques, Nov. 30, 2016), Vukicevic wanted her shopping […]

President’s Message

Greetings to all our Members!

Once again we have come to the end of another successful year as Auxiliary Volunteers, and the endless possibilities and excitement of a New Year are just around the corner.

The Board of Directors of The British Columbia Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries and our membership have worked unfailingly towards a common goal […]

Environmental Stewardship at Kamloops RIH Auxiliary

RIH Afternoon Auxiliary Wins Business Excellence Award

(Reprinted with permission from In the Loop, Interior Health newsletter, Oct. 24, 2016)

Congratulations to the Afternoon Auxiliary to Royal Inland Hospital on its Kamloops Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award, which was announced at the Chamber’s gala dinner on Oct. 22.

Interior Health is blessed to work with many hospital […]

Across the Province

Celebrations on Salt Spring 

On October 2, 2016 the Lady Minto Hospital Auxiliary marked its 80th Anniversary with a special tea at the Lions Hall.
Later that month its successful Lady Minto Thrift Shop was awarded “Best Non-Profit Business of the Year” by the Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce.
The trophy—in true Salt Spring fashion—was crafted from recycled […]

‘Tis the Season — Auxiliary Christmas Displays

BCAHA AGM & Conference 2017

“Spring Roundup”  Kamloops, April 24 – 26, 2017

BCAHA Board of Directors, October 2016

Standing, left to right:
Charlotte Apperloo, Claire Wessan, Arline Alison, Wendy Schwab, Zeb Hansell, Cheryl Fry, Charlotte Aked,  Judith McBride, Fran Miller
Vicky Forest, Lynda Avis,  Valerie Tribes, and Tim Sader.

‘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 […]