This new cookbook also includes some recipes from our original cookbook published in 1952! One of those recipes is the first publication of the dessert bar that was to be named the famous “Nanaimo Bar”
The Baby Bed Program is an initiative that Island Health has recently engaged in to help new mothers and specifically to reduce infant mortality rates. The Auxiliary has provided $20,000 funding to assist in getting this worthwhile program started in the Nanaimo area.
The program which started in Finland in the 1930’s has contributed to one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. Now the program is spreading across Canada and Island Health is one of the early adopters.
The annual fall Craft and Bake Sale took place on November 25th and 26th. Once again Auxiliary members worked hard to deliver a memorable sale. It is certainly an event that many hospital patients, visitors and employees look forward to.
This year the Bake Sale earned $935 and the Craft Sale earned $4,605. Every dollar brought in will find it’s way back to the hospital as donations.
It is especially wonderful to see all the hard work provided by the ladies in the craft group, and the efforts put in to creating all the delicious baking, which is always a favorite that disappears off the tables quickly.
Take a look at the event photos on our picture gallery here.