AUXILIARY NOTES: Volunteering makes a difference

Jewelry, pants, bake sales and more planned

April is national volunteer month. We celebrate all our many volunteers for all their time, talents and hard work.

We have just finished donating a record $1.5 million to the hospital to support our new emergency room. We are indebted to this generous community who support our many fundraisers. Thank you.

The Superfluity shop is having a women’s and men’s pant sale on April 26 and 27. The summer clothing is in the store and great bargains are in all departments of the shop.

On May 9, there will be a classy-sassy quality jewelry sale in the hospital cafeteria, sponsored by the Aquarius group.

This will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be selling 10- and 14-karat gold and silver rings with gemstones in them. There will also be necklaces, bracelets and watches available, as well as pierced and snap earrings of all colours and sizes.

This sale will also feature some all-occasion cards created and designed by local artists, including some of our volunteers.

It is always nice to have some exclusive cards on hand for that special occasion.

The next day, May 10, the Semiahmoo group, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, is having a bake sale, also in the hospital cafeteria. This will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This group has a reputation for being excellent bakers. There will be a variety of baked items available, including loaves, cookies and specialty items.

Our gift shop in the hospital lobby is filling up with lots of new things. The buyers have been busy and new items are arriving each day. There is lots of new clothing, perfect for a summer vacation, including sun hats, purses and scarves.

Our Flower Power ladies always have arrangements in the flower refrigerator. It is always a treat to have fresh flowers in the home.

On Thursday, May 23, the Aquarius Group will host its golf tournament at Nico Wynd Golf course. This is located at 3601 Nico Wynd Dr.

Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the tee time is 1 p.m. The cost is $65 and the format is team best ball. A light dinner is included.

There will be a 50/50 with Peace Arch Auxiliary receiving half the proceeds. There will be a fabulous live auction with many prizes.

If you would like to register for this event please call Sharon at 604-531-8494 or at pater@shaw.ca

The Kay Hogg Goodwill Group is having a new fundraiser this June, a “Spring Dinner.” This will be held at the new Belle’s restaurant on Thursday June 13, at 3208 140 St.

This will be a “Texas barbecue” and will feature apple pie for dessert. Western dress is optional.

This event will have an auction with lots of great items and a notable auctioneer, our local MP and lifetime member of the auxiliary, Gordie Hogg.

Tickets are available from Kathy at 604-535-8552 or 604-671-5457.

The auxiliary is always looking for new members. Men are needed to help at the Superfluity thrift shop.

If you would like to join this energetic group of people, 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 www.pahas.ca

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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