At the 2017 Christmas Appreciation luncheon, the Auxiliary was presented with the Island Health Celebration of Excellence Award for our dedicated efforts in support of funding patient care and comfort items, as well as significantly contributing to much needed hospital equipment. The Celebration of Excellence Award is an island wide initiative, and the Auxiliary was nominated for this prestigious award in the Community Service/ Volunteerism category.
Please take a look at this video that was delivered at the luncheon.
The new cookbook with over 200 new and different recipes is now available for sale at the Thrift Store and Hospital Gift Shop for $10.
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”
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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.
Auxiliary members are invited to the Annual Christmas Appreciation Party. Seating is limited. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by November 30th.
This Tea Party advertisement appeared in the Nanoose Directory. Flyers for the event will be available at select grocery stores in Parksville and Nanoose Bay.