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Biographical history
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.

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Delta Hospital Auxiliary

5800 Mountain View Blvd.
Delta, BC V4K 3V6
Email: dh.auxiliary@fraserhealth.ca
Phone: 604-946-1121 local 783212
Fax: 604-952-7352