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
SUNDAY MARKETS ARE NOW HISTORY! What is next?
So, you enjoyed each and every Sunday Market with the Treasure Tent themes put on by the Delta Hospital Thrift Shop. What will happen now?Read More>>
THRIFT SHOP DAILY SALES
Daily sales are posted when the supervisor phones them in to the website.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>>
Delta Hospital VENDOR CALENDAR
See who is selling what each month in our CAFE lobby area!Read More>>
SEPTEMBER 2014 issue of THE BUZZ...
A wonderful way to keep all volunteers informed of the comings and goings - and doings - of all seven Units. SEPTEMBER ISSUE has been emailed to all members.Read More>>
THE OPTIMIST recognizes one of our Past Coordinators
Past Thrift Shop Coordinator Wins Canadian Motion Picture Pioneer Award. Special article in THE OPTIMIST Wednesday, August 14, 2014.Read More>>
FOR MEMBERS:May I have your Recipe?
New recipe up for sharing: AGNES' RHUBARB OR BLUEBERRY CAKE!Read More>>
BCAHA Conference in Kelowna
From April 27 to the 30th, DHA volunteers attended this conference in Kelowna along with other auxiliary volunteers from across the province.Read More>>
MAGIC HAPPENING AT DELTA HOSPITAL!
There's magic happening in the hallways of Delta Hospital! What was lost is found again! More about this story NOW POSTED!!Read 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>>
PROVINCIAL CONVENTIONS expand our horizons
Information for everyone about how to contact the Provincial Association of Health Care Auxiliaries - plus great ideas to discuss around your auxiliary table!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