Nurses’ Home

In 1923 “the Auxiliary added cheerfully to their responsibilities by offering to furnish the new nurses’ home” built by the Hospital Board.[1] 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, …

Author Reading: Andrea Lister, Commitment To Caring: Chilliwack Hospital Auxilary’s 100 Years, 1911-2011

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 …

Commitment to Caring now available as an e-book

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 …

Launch of new BCAHA website

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 …

Annual Strawberry Tea

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 …

2012 Chilliwack Heritage Awards

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 …