Auxiliary Day 2022

We had fun celebrating Auxiliary Day by holding a plant draw just in time for Mother’s Day. The government of British Columbia has proclaimed Auxiliary Day to recognize the dedicated Auxiliary members who volunteer thousands of hours and raise millions of dollars each year for their health care facilities and their communities.

More volunteers needed to help raise funds for Chilliwack General Hospital

National Volunteer Week: Auxiliary has supported Chilliwack hospital for more than 110 years

For decades, a group of volunteers has supported the Chilliwack General Hospital by raising money to buy medical equipment.

Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Debbie Tracey (left) and Karen Houlden stand inside the Thrift Shoppe on Main Street on April 12.
The auxiliary is looking for more volunteers to help raise funds for Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

But back in 1911, when the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary first started up, they were raising funds to buy something else – the hospital itself. Chilliwack’s first hospital officially opened, debt-free, on Feb. 28, 1912 thanks to the auxiliary and other people and organizations that helped raise money.

As National Volunteer Week approaches (April 24 to 30) auxiliary members are putting the call out for others to join them so they can continue to support the hospital.

Thrift Shoppe Anniversary Sale

The Thrift Shoppe twenty-third anniversary sale is March 29, 2022 from 11 AM to 3PM.

There will be a store wide sale. Cookies will be given away.

We hope to see you there.

Our Auxiliary needs volunteers. If you have any extra time to spare please help us out by picking up an application form at the Shoppe or at the Hospital Information desk.

The Knitting Case is Back

The Knitting Case is back

The knitting case is back at the Chilliwack Hospital and is once again selling the beautifully crafted articles donated by the many talented knitters of Chilliwack.
Hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 10 am to 2 pm
If you have busy been knitting and have a backlog of items in your home that you’re willing to donate, we gratefully accept baby outfits. Contact us.
We hope to see you at the hospital by the information desk and thank you for your patronage.

Announcing the Winners of our Basket Raffle

We want to send a big thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported healthcare.

Congratulations to the winners: #1 – Basket – Floyd J; #2 – Basket – Darryl H; #3 – Basket – Carol M; #4 – Basket – Antonio O; #5 – Basket – Hollis W; #6 – Basket – Don B; #7 – Basket – Stephanie G; #8 – Basket – Bert; #9 – Basket – Tracy B; #10 – Basket – Pat S

A huge thank you to our donors

A&W

All Things Being Eco

Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe

Avon Gift Package – Tilda Stewart (Friend Of The Auxiliary)

Big O Tires (Agassiz)

Bow & Stern Restaurant

Bozzini’s Restaurant

Capital Restaurant

Cheam Mountain Golf

Cheam Taxi

Chilliwack Ford

Chilliwack Golf Club

Chilliwack Mitsubishi

Creekside Home Décor

Darlene Bartsch

Dayle Jensen

Debbie Tracey & Sharon Panasky – Homemade Patchwork Quilt

Diane Thornton, President, BCAHA

Foundation

Fraser Valley Health Care

Freshco

Garrison Pharmacy Gift Package

Go VR Golf

Greek Isles Restaurant

Hofstede’s Country Barn

Karolyn Ridgway Tupperware

Ken’s Tire & Wheel

Kinkora Golf Course

KMS Tools

Life’s Sweet – Sugar Shack

Local Harvest

Lolly’s Fashion Lounge

Lynne Larsen

Minter Country Gardens

Old Settler’s Pub, Harrison Hot Springs

Pat Stevenson – Emerald Irish 100% Wool, Handmade Angel Afghan (Auxiliary Member)

Patty Meger

Purdy’s

Rona

Rosedale Liquor

Safeway

Sandy Hills

Save—On Foods

Step-Ing Out Mobile Foot Care

Subway

Sue Schellenberg Pottery

Superstore

Terry Grier

Valley Toyota

Winks-Home

Younies Restaurant

CHA Raffle Baskets-Draw Soon

The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary is extremely thankful to extremely generous donors who have made this raffle possible. Check out the final four baskets below. See our previous post for the other six baskets. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Thrift Shoppe, at the Chilliwack General Hospital Volunteer Resources Office, and through Auxiliary members, and they are selling fast. Draw date is October 26, 2021 at noon.

We want to say a HUGE thank you to our largest sponsor this year: Chilliwack Mitsubishi. They generously donated 10 Ultimate Detailing packages valued at $499 each! There is one in each basket! Don’t miss a chance to win one of these!

All funds raised go to purchase essential equipment for the Chilliwack General Hospital.

Prize Baskets

Basket #6

Basket #6: Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); Apple SE Watch courtesy of Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation; Go VR Golf gift card ($35-45); and a patchwork baby quilt.
Draw date Oct 26th.

Basket #7

Basket #7 includes an Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); Go VR Golf package ($35-45); pedicure package from Step-ing Out Mobile Foot Care (value $100); gift certificate from All Things Being Eco (value $100); gift certificate from Garrison Pharmacy (value $50); a cozy handmade patchwork lap quilt; and some room to indulge with gift cards from A&W and Life’s Sweet Sugar Shack Food Truck (value $25).

Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #8

Basket #8 includes Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); Go VR Golf package ($35-45); Tupperware package from Karolyn’s Tupperware (value $100.00); a Black and Decker mixer donated by Patty M.; a lovely handcrafted bowl from Sue Schellenberg Pottery (value 54); oven mitts and kitchen towels; gift cards to Save-On-Foods (value $50); A&W (value $25); and Younies Restaurant (value $20).

Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #9

Basket #9 includes Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); from Go VR Golf package ($35-45); gift basket that includes a $50.00 Gift Card donated by Hofstede’s Country Barn (value $80.00); patchwork lap quilt; A&W gift card (value $25); cooking scale; Purdy’s gift card (vallue $50); Younies Restaurant gift certificate ($25); ceramic fondue set; and oven mitts/towels. Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #10

Basket #10 includes Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); from Go VR Golf package ($35-45); a gift package from Winks Home Gift and Baby includes metal bread bin with dish clothes, dish towels, Michel soap, black trivet, candle (value 149.00); Lolly’s Fashion Lounge gift card & body buffer (value$25); Younies Restaurant gift certificate (value $20); A&W gift card (value $25); Tim Hortons (value $15).

Draw date Oct 26.

Buy Tickets for the CHA Raffle

The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary is extremely thankful to extremely generous donors who have made this raffle possible. Check out some of the prizes available.

Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Thrift Shoppe, at the Chilliwack General Hospital Volunteer Resources Office, and through Auxiliary members, and they are selling fast. Draw date is October 26, 2021 at noon.

Also very thankful for people in our community that have made it possible for us to regroup and carry on with our original raffle plans after the smash and grab.

All funds raised go to purchase essential equipment for the Chilliwack General Hospital.

Prize Baskets

Early Bird Draw

The early bird prize was drawn on October 8, 2021. The prize donated by Old Yale Brewing was won by Maxx A. Congratulations to Maxx and thank you to Old Yale Brewing!.

Basket #1

Basket #1 includes a gorgeous handmade quilt, 55”x70”, from two of our members, Debbie and Sharon, (valued at $400); an Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); $10 Starbucks gift card; Go VR Golf package ($35-45). Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #2

Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); a tire service package from Kens Tire And Wheel ($200); 2 regular golf passes from Kinkora Golf Course ($54); Go VR Golf package ($35-45); a BBQ package that includes an insulated mug, BBQ tools, oven mitts, corn cob holders; an assortment of Rain-X products and window cleaning tool from Big O Tires Agassiz. Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #3

Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); 2 golf passes and 2 10 token punch cards from Cheam Mountain Golf Course (value $120); from Go VR Golf package ($35-45); Gotham Steel electric grill ($80); car package featuring Rain-X products from Big O Tires Agassiz; some Toyota gear from our friends at Valley Toyota; and gift cards from Younies and A&W. Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #4

Leisure Basket: Homemade Emerald Irish 100% Angel Afghan ($100.00); Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); Minter Garden Country gift card ($50.); Bozzini’s Restaurant 2 gift certificates (value $40.00); Capital Restaurant gift certificate ($20.00); Mikasa candle; Rooster ceramic mug; 3 picture frames; AVON Package ($75.00); Bath & Body Works Package ($40.00); Go VR Golf package ($35-45). Draw date Oct 26.

Basket #5

Outdoor Basket: Ultimate Detailing package from Chilliwack Mitsubishi (value $499); Go VR Golf package ($35-45); Red & White Grape Juice & Chrome Holder; Greek Islands $50.00 gift certificate; Superstore $50.00 Gift Card; pool lounger; weather station wall clock; kitchen towels; Traugott wine opener; mini floral candles; Set of eco friendly mugs; A&W $25.00 gift card; Wicker Holder with Twilight Rustic Candle wicker holder with twilight rustic candle from Creekside Chilliwack (Value $37.00). Draw date Oct 26.

110 Years of Supporting Healthcare

On May 1, 1911, the Hospital Board asked the women of the Fraser Valley to form a Hospital Auxiliary. There were thirty-eight women present and four members of the board. The women had been fundraising since 1908 to build a hospital.

“The objects of the Auxiliary are to assist the Board of directors in maintaining the Hospital, and to forward its interests in any way considered desirable by the Auxiliary.”

The Constitution and By-Laws of the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary

All women were welcome to become members of the Auxiliary, just as they are today.

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