The Delta Hospital Auxiliary was formed in 1969 as a fund-raising organization supporting and campaigning for the establishment of a hospital in Delta. The Auxiliary membership was divided into chapters based in Ladner and Tsawwassen.
Until the Delta Hospital's Extended Care Unit opened in 1977, the chapters focussed almost exclusively on fundraising activities such as books sales, bake sales, fashion shows, and flea markets. The success of the flea markets led to the establishment of the Delta Hosptial Auxiliary Thrift Shop in 1976.
When the Acute Care Unit opened in 1980, the Auxiliary reorganized in order to accommodate function changes initiated by the existence of the Hospital. Chapters were dissolved in favour of four Units: the Gift Shop, Hospital Volunteers, the Thrift Shop and Ways and Means. In time, three more Units were added: the Auxiliary Office, Lifeline and the Cafe.
Joan High was our treasured historian for many years. She and others have been the source of many stories about our past.
Pictures speak a thousand words!
If anyone has treasured photos relating to the growth and development of our Auxiliary, please forward them on to Nean Lund at the hospital or visit her in person at the Thrift Shop, 4816 Delta Street, Ladner, B.C. on a Saturday.
An old photo from The Leader files:
Left to right: Georgina Reynolds, Marge Paton, Donna Freeze and Lorna Richardson all started out volunteering at the original Thrift Store in Ladner 25 years ago to raise money to build a hospital.
News and Events
SALE! SALE! December 11th! SALE!
You need to have a look at this...NOW!Read More>>
AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
December 2nd at the Town and Country Inn - our annual Christmas Luncheon took place.Read More>>
Delta Hospital VENDOR CALENDAR
See who is selling what each month in our CAFE lobby area!Read More>>
DECEMBER issue of THE BUZZ...
A wonderful way to keep all volunteers informed of the comings and goings - and doings - of all seven Units. DECEMBER ISSUE has been emailed to all members.Read More>>
GIFT SHOP : Christmas Has Arrived!
.Lots of gift Ideas for the Holiday Season! This item is now located under HOSPITAL PROGRAMS: GIFT SHOP.Read More>>
THRIFT SHOP DAILY SALES
This item is now located under THRIFT SHOP heading, DAILY SALESRead More>>
Auxiliary President's Report (last updated Dec. 8th)
This item from President Marilyn Jones has moved to FOR MEMBERSRead More>>
From the Auxiliary Christmas Committee to all members (last updated Nov. 18th)
This item has been moved to FOR MEMBERSRead More>>
SANTA'S DIARY (part one): CHRISTMAS AT THE THRIFT SHOP!
This item has been relocated to THRIFT SHOP under heading OUR CHRISTMAS SHOPRead More>>
SANTA'S DIARY (part two): Santa needs another page for Christmas!
Santa's continuing adventures! This item can now be found under THRIFT SHOP: Our Christmas ShopRead More>>
NOT ACCEPTING FURNITURE
As of OCTOBER 1st to DECEMBER 31st, Delta Hospital Thrift Shop WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING FURNITURE DONATIONS. The reason....Read More>>
TODAY'S MENU: COURTYARD CAFE DAILY SPECIALS now on our site!
READ MORE to see the daily menu specials and prices featured at our COURTYARD CAFE. Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-5pm; Sat & Sun 10am-4pmRead More>>
KEEP YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS UPDATED!
If you want to receive all the news that is news... If you want to be "in the know" ... PLEASE have your current email address on file with the Auxiliary Office.Read More>>
MEET YOUR WEBMASTER(s)
The people to contact to post your News and Events.Read More>>
Delta Hospital Auxiliary
5800 Mountain View Blvd.
Delta, BC V4K 3V6
Phone: 604-946-1121 local 783212