On August 17, 2019 we joined Lock’s Pharmacy on “volunteer lane” to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Congratulations to Lock’s Pharmacy and here’s to many more years of service. Here are some photos of our day. The band Chilliwack closed the show with their great hits. What a performance!
Did you know the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary was organized and received our charter in 1911 and that the Chilliwack Hospital officially opened in 1912? In 1944 the Auxiliary introduced the baby case at the hospital from which knitted baby clothes are still sold today. In 1999 our Thrift Shoppe opened at 9236 Main St. To […]
In 1923 “the Auxiliary added cheerfully to their responsibilities by offering to furnish the new nurses’ home” built by the Hospital Board. The selected and purchased the furnishings for the home, as well, as six private wards. The cost to the Auxiliary was $1,030 (about $15, 301 in 2018 dollars). The sewing and purchasing committee, […]
The women of the Auxiliary have been busy spreading cheer throughout the healthcare community. Snacks for staffs and $1000 cheques to the Psychiatry department, Bradley Centre, and the Parkholm Lodge Net Care Program.
Have you ever wondered what equipment the Auxiliary has purchased with the money that it they raise? Here is a small sample of recent purchases. Make sure you say thank you the next time you see a member in their red jacket.
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 […]
Just over 101 years since the Chillwack Hospital Auxiliary was founded they have launched their Facebook page. Please visit and “like” our Facebook page. On this page you can check out upcoming events, fundraising campaigns, our timeline, and more to come in the months ahead.
The British Columbia Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries (BCAHA) has launched their new website. They were established in 1945 to promote education, leadership, communication, standards of performance and the opportunity to exchange information and ideas amongst the membership. Currently there are 87 member auxiliaries in BC representing 6900 adult volunteers and 900 youth volunteers. The strength […]
June 2, 2012 1:30 to 3:00 pm Chilliwack United Church, entrance at corner of Main and Spadina. [googlemaps http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=45835+spadina+ave+chilliwack&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=44.617777,104.326172&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=45835+Spadina+Ave,+Chilliwack,+Fraser+Valley+Regional+District,+British+Columbia+V2P+7V2&ll=49.169142,-121.956262&spn=0.01034,0.01929&z=14&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Come for cake, strawberries, ice cream, tea and coffee. Check out the baked goods for sale, partake in the Chinese raffle, and maybe win a door prize. Admission by donation. All proceeds go towards purchasing hospital […]