The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary Centennial Planning Committee would like to thank everyone for attending our successful Centennial Celebration, Saturday, May 14, 2011, where we celebrated 100 years of service. We enjoyed seeing Mayor Sharon Gaetz, Councilman Stewart McLean, Site Director Elma Pauls and Clinical Coordinator of Redesign Project, Elsie Duncan in attendance. The Chilliwack Hospital Service League, as well as past members, and members from the Abbotsford and Mission Hospital Auxiliaries were also present.
The 100th anniversary cake, made and decorated by Terry Grier, was delicious and completely edible, even the dogwood icing branches! The poster depicted the Auxiliary donated $5,000,000 to the Chilliwack General Hospital over the past 100 years for equipment and patient care and comfort items.
Author, Andrea Lister, of the Auxiliary’s 100 years, Commitment to Caring signed books and greeted guests. The book chronicles the early fundraising efforts starting in 1908 and through the formation of the Auxiliary in 1911 to the present. The book includes interesting facts and stories about the Auxiliary, Service League and how they have supported the growth of the Chilliwack General Hospital for the past 100 years.
Barbershop quartet HiQ took guests through decades of song.
‘Elvis’ (Steve Elliott) rocked the room with an entertaining act.
Everyone who attended had a wonderful time and I’m sure the event will be the ‘talk of the town’ for some time to come!!
The Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary Centennial Committee would like to say thank you very much to the following for contributing and making our recent event so successful.
- Coast Chilliwack Hotel
- Star 98.3 FM
- The Chilliwack Progress
- Shaw Cable TV
- Fraser Valley Custom Printers
- Royal Canadian Legion #4
- Mertin Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC Ltd
- Chilliwack Optimist Club
- Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
- Minuteman Press
- Greystone Promotional Products
- University of the Fraser Valley Library
- Cottonwood Mall
- Little Mountain Greenhouse
- Minter Country Gardens
- Steve Elliott
- HiQ quartet
- Andrea Lister
- Robin Lister
- Sheila Lister
- Gwen Goodey
- Boris Zahara
- Maureen Strahl
- Terry Grier
- Edith Dunham
- Irene Hoffart
- Chilliwack Museum and Archives
- Chilliwack Library
- Chilliwack Bingo