Healthcare Auxiliary Day
May 10th Auxiliary Day is celebrated in Richmond, Kelowna, Summerland, Chilliwack, Sunshine Coast and Powell River. BCAHA salutes our member Auxiliaries and congratulates them for being difference-makers in healthcare and in their community.
Across the Province
Armstrong Freedom of the City Award: The volunteers of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Healthcare Auxiliary were surprised when the mayor presented us with the Freedom of the City Award tonight at our volunteer dinner!! It’s the highest civic award presented to those in the Community that help to improve life and support the citizens of our communities. ASHA is 85 years young this year and since 1973 we have donated $2.7 M back to the community. Many thanks to the City Mayor, Councillors, admin staff and previous award winners that attended our dinner for this occasion!! Congrats gals and guys! A job well done. And many thanks to the community that supports us with donations and by shopping at our store!! Without you, we wouldn’t have the funds to donate back to support your healthcare!! Pictured are Mayor Pieper and Auxiliary President Marjorie Bailey.
Delta Second-Hand Store Award: The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift store would like to thank all their wonderful customers and the community for all their support. Thanks for voting us No. 1 Second Hand Store!!
BC Achievement Community Award: During last night’s meeting, Council celebrated the achievements of the 2019 BC Achievement Community Award recipients, Don Bassermann and Lindy Steele, for their dedication and valuable contributions to the community. Ms. Steele is a veteran volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Hospital Auxiliary, while Mr. Bassermann is an educator, school administrator, and six-term city councillor. A presentation ceremony held at Government House in Victoria honoured 24 award recipients from across the province. Congratulations, Lindy.
Another wonderful night of bursaries being presented to the hard-working students of Campbell River; this time, we were at Carihi High. The Hospital Auxiliary presented two bursaries to two very deserving students, Pabil Adhikari (left) and Maya Ruehlen (middle) and presenting these bursaries is our President Shelly Morton (right). Pabil and Maya both plan on becoming doctors. Congratulations Pabil and Maya and all the best in the future! Congratulations to all the 2019 grads.
Abbotsford Auxiliary volunteer Marilyn Goodwin receives her 45-Year service pin and certificate on June 17. Also pictured (from left) are Alyce Campbell, BCAHA Fraser Valley Area Director; Rhonda Veldhoen, Executive Director, Abbotsford Regional Hospital; and Maggie Gardiner, Abbotsford Auxiliary President.
The Grand Forks Hospital Auxiliary has made a $21,500 donation to the Emergency Department Campaign held by the health foundation at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH).
This donation will support the Airborne Isolation Room in the new KBRH Emergency Department. Lisa Pasin, Director of Development for the KBRH Health Foundation (right), accepted this donation from Val Wright, Vice President of the Grand Forks Hospital Auxiliary.
BCAHA Vice President Diane Thornton engages with Auxiliary volunteers in Hope, Golden and Salmon Arm.
BCAHA President Marge Anderson during a June trip to meet with representatives from Northern Health, northern hospital foundations, and the Fort St. John Auxiliary. Pictured here are Marge and Rosemary Landry at the Site C Project.
BCAHA Connections: BCAHA AGM delegates cross paths with Premier John Horgan and Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Prince George airport. The Auxiliary to Cowichan District Hospital members used the occasion to share Auxiliary successes and BCAHA’s green shopping bag.