Upcoming CHA Events

There are a number of Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary events coming up.

February 12: Valentine’s Day Bake Sale

8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Vendor’s Corner at Chilliwack General Hospital. All proceeds go towards equipment, patient care, and comfort at the Chilliwack General Hospital

March 11: CHA Annual General Meeting

10:00 am at Community of Christ Church 9845 Carleton Street Chilliwack. Join our wonderful group and support healthcare in Chilliwack.

March 16: The Thrift Shoppe 25th Anniversary

Stay tuned for what we have planned.

May 10: Auxiliary Day Bake Sale

Details to follow.

2023 Wrap Up

The fall and winter of 2023 were a busy time – here are some highlights.

The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary contributed $45,000 towards the purchase of a new OR table for Chilliwack General Hospital.

Nov 15th was Alice’s 90th birthday lunch. She has been a member for many years and looks after the knitting case donations.

On Nov 23rd some members attended the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation Wonderful Breakfast.

On Dec 2 we held a bake sale /knitting sale/raffle and made over $1800. We thank our donors for the many prizes and patrons for this successful day.

2023 Bake Sale and Raffle

December 2, 2023

9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lions Community Hall at 9233 Main Street, Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Proceeds go towards equipment and patient care & comfort at the Chilliwack General Hospital.

10 Prizes: Westjet round trip tickets for two, Tim Horton’s Basket and Bunn Coffee Maker, Ken’s Tire Certificate 2 handmade quilts, handmade afghans, handmade Winnie the Pooh collection, baby & Christmas baskets, lots of gift certificates and gift cards from our generous businesses, many other prizes.

Tickets $2.00 each available at:

Chilliwack Auxiliary Thrift Shoppe, 9236 Main Street

Knitting Case at the Chilliwack Hospital, Info Desk

Draw on December 2nd at our BAKE SALE

Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lions Community Hall at 9233 Main Street, Chilliwack

Thrift Shoppe now takes Debit

Young woman paying with debit card

The Thrift Shoppe has exciting news! They now accept debit card payments in addition to cash.

Did you know that the Thrift Shoppe is staffed entirely by volunteers? All proceeds raise funds for new equipment for the Chilliwack Hospital.

The Thrift Shoppe Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 am–3:00 pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

9236 Main St.
Chilliwack, BC V2P 4M7
604-793-9222

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.

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 are varied from Monday to Friday.
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.

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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