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
THRIFT SHOP DAILY SALE: Daily sales posted here when supervisor notifies the website.
Come on in for a shopping adventure!Read More>>
TODAY'S MENU: COURTYARD CAFE DAILY SPECIALS now on our site!
READ MORE to see the regular menu items and prices featured at the Auxiliary COURTYARD CAFE. Lunch Specials posted weekly. Hours: Mon to Fri 8am-4pm; Sat & Sun 10am-4pmRead More>>
AUXILIARY DAY AT DELTA HOSPITAL
MAY 10, 2013 - It was time to stand proud, wave the Auxiliary flag and share some time with our volunteers from all seven Units. Delta Hospital Bell Choir added pizzazz to our celebration! (photos are here!)Read More>>
Have you Visited the GIFT SHOP lately?
Lots of new items for your summer pleasure! ...and the jewellery...and the scarves...and the purses...OH MY!Read More>>
Delta Hospital VENDOR CALENDAR
See who is selling what each month in our CAFE lobby area!Read More>>
MAY issue of THE BUZZ...
A wonderful way to keep all volunteers informed of the comings and goings - and doings - of all seven Units. MAY ISSUE has been emailed to all members.Read More>>
FIRST PLACE WINNING PHOTO AT BCAHA Conference in Victoria
Delta Hospital Auxiliary wins another first place this year at Victoria Conference with photo by Nean LundRead More>>
FEATURE STORY OF THE MONTH: Meet Frank K. and his Sidewalk Sale helpers
Have a look at what goes on at our Shop on a Sunday! Are you missing this Ladner event?Read More>>
Auxiliary President Marilyn Jones' MAY REPORT
News from the President! Read how busy our Auxiliary has been!Read More>>
PINS! PINS! PINS! Service pins, that is!
Did you receive a letter about receiving your 5 - 10 - 15 - 20 or LIFETIME service pin from the Auxiliary?Read More>>
LIFELINE UNIT needs your help!
Please consider giving your time to this very worthwhile service that the Auxiliary provides through our Lifeline Unit.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 CONVENTION expands 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>>
WEBSITES: A Beginning
Some beginner's ideas when starting a websiteRead 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