Jean Dahl (left) and Sophie Therrien of the Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH are presented with the Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Stewardship Award.

Jean Dahl (left) and Sophie Therrien of the Afternoon Auxiliary to RIH are presented with the Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Stewardship Award.

RIH Afternoon Auxiliary Wins Business Excellence Award

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

RIH Auxiliary President, Jean Dahl.

RIH Auxiliary President, Jean Dahl.

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 auxiliaries who do such great work to benefit our patients, and it’s great when they are recognized for their efforts.

Smiling Thrift Seller volunteers with their Environmental Stewardship award.

Smiling Thrift Seller volunteers with their Environmental Stewardship award.

In this case, the Afternoon Auxiliary won the Rocky Mountaineer Environmental Stewardship Award for its Thrift Seller store, which helps reuse gently used clothing and other items, with proceeds going back to help patients at RIH.

“Recycle, Reuse, Reduce” ethos at RIH Thrift Store

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” ethos at RIH Thrift Store.

“The Chamber committee came to the Thrift Seller for an interview and a tour of the shop,” said Sophie Therrien, Business Manager, who accepted the award alongside President Jean Dahl. “Jean and I were able to discuss our ‘no throw-away’ policy, meaning that 97 per cent of everything which is donated to us is sold in our store, recycled or donated to other organizations. Jean and I were very pleased and surprised to receive the award presented by Rocky Mountaineer.”

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle