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 […]
So many opportunities to give back with the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary! The Hospital Auxiliary has been helping Chilliwack since 1911. Read a bit about our history. Primary Goal Our primary goal is to donate money to the Chilliwack Hospital for equipment which recently included the new CT Scanner. Each Christmas we contribute to the various hospital departments […]
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Chilliwack Library Join writer and historian Andrea Lister as she follows the generations of determined women who fundraised, sewed, canned, and knitted to establish Chilliwack’s first hospital. These women supported the hospital and their community for 100 years, through wars, depression, recession and social change. Andrea […]
CHILLIWACK, BC. – The role that dedicated volunteerism of generations of women have played in the delivery of healthcare in the Fraser Valley is an ongoing story that deserves to be known. Commitment to Caring: Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary’s 100 Years, 1911-2011 is now available as an ebook for the Kobo reader and for Kindle. Writer […]
The Chilliwack Heritage Awards were presented on March 24, 2012 by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society. Each year they present awards to individuals, businesses, governments or groups whose efforts have made important contributions to the culture, history and/or heritage of Chilliwack and its people. This year, author Andrea Lister, with research assistants Robin and […]
Many aspects of British Columbia history are not found, or are sketchily covered, in online sources. The British Columbia Historical Federation has begun a project to build an online encylopedia of British Columbia history. A brief history and timeline of the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary has been added to the online encylopedia by author Andrea Lister.