AUXILIARY NOTES: A new season of fundraising

Baked goods, costumes and more up for grabs this month

A new season of fundraising is underway for the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

On Oct. 18, our Semiahmoo group is holding a bake sale in the cafeteria of the hospital from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will be selling all types of baked goods, including cookies, loaves, muffins and scones.

The Fall Bridge luncheon will take place on Oct. 25 at St. Marks Anglican church located on 20 Avenue.

This event includes an afternoon of bridge, a luncheon, door prizes and raffles.

The Les Papillons group has been hosting this event for the past 20 years and has raised over $50,000 for the hospital.

If you would like tickets, call Jean Meadley at 604-535-3507.

Our famous linen sale hosted by our Kwatcha group will be held on Nov. 9 at the Ocean Park Community Hall (1577 28 St.) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be lots of bedding, tablecloths and china for sale.

The leader of this group has told me that she is already having phone calls about this sale from people in Burnaby asking her when and where this event will take place.

Our Superfluity thrift shop has had a makeover this September, with new splashy graphics on our green wall. The graphics and photos highlight some of the major projects that we have funded.

There will be a customer appreciation event for Thanksgiving on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Customers will receive 20 per cent off their purchase. Oct. 15-19, there will be a black clothing sale and all black clothing will be 50 per cent off.

Our Halloween costumes are on the shop floor and are beginning to sell. We also have a large selection of home décor for this event. Many of these items are new.

Our thrift shop now holds a $1.49 day, on the first Tuesday of the month. Many of our regular customers look forward to this sale. Please follow us on Facebook.

Our gift shop in the lobby of the hospital will be receiving new fall stock, clothing and handbags, as well as jewelry. The buyers are always on the lookout for items that will brighten up the lives of not only our patients, but visitors as well.

There are gifts for the newborn, hand-knitted baby sets and flower arrangements for friends and family made by our own talented Flower Power volunteers.

Please visit our amazing Gift Shop and help us support the purchase of equipment for the hospital.

The Auxiliary is always looking for new members. We need volunteers with cashier experience for the two retail shops. Volunteer shifts are flexible with a minimum commitment of a four-hour shift once a week. Men are also needed to help at the Superfluity Shop.

If you would like to join, please pick up a membership package at the information desk at the hospital or at the Superfluity Shop, located at 15163 Prospect Ave., or on our website at

We can also be reached on Facebook at Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

Felicity Matthews writes monthly on behalf of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

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