Fundraising success in a challenging year
Submitted by Kyle McKay

The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary has had quite a challenging year when it comes to fundraising efforts.
Our tried and true events were put on hold but this dedicated group came together and held a couple of very successful events.
The Purdy’s chocolate sale we held before Christmas did very well, thanks to friends, family and neighbours of our members,
Our Bunny Hop was a virtual event, with participants walking, running and biking on their own time during a two day period. Thanks to the participants and our donors this event turned out so well that plans are already underway to make this an annual event. Watch for us next Easter.

The Auxiliary has been fortunate to welcome a new group to our Society. The Phoenix Group has 27 active and energetic members who are eager to begin their volunteer roles.

The Superfluity Thrift Shop located at 15163 Prospect Avenue has remained open for business at reduced
hours, in compliance with COVID19 protocols.
Business hours are Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 4 pm.
Donations of gently used items are gratefully accepted. Adult clothing, jewelry, home décor, small tools and
collectibles can be taken to the back door Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm.

Two of our Groups are currently raising funds at the Superfluity Shop. The Sunset Group is selling handmade
dishcloths and scrubbies. These have been knitted and crocheted by their own members.
The Papillons Group is selling kitchen hand towels. These are available in an assortment of fabrics and colours
to accent any kitchen décor.
All of these would make lovely gifts for mom, or to freshen up your own kitchen as you tackle your spring

While you’re “staying home” this May long weekend, why not take some time and browse through the Su-
perfluity. The Shop is offering 25% off your entire purchase over a two day period only, on May 21 and 22.

The Kay Hogg Goodwill Group will once again offer the Neufeld Farms Meat Sale starting May 25.
Further details will be provided on our website as the day approaches. Check us out at www.pahas.ca
Did you know we also have a Facebook Page? You can find us at Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.
Kyle McKay is a member of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary’s Board of Directors

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Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary to host virtual ‘Bunny Hop’

Nick Greenizan
Staff Reporter
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Societyès next fundraiser—just in time for Easter—will be going virtual.
The Auxiliary will host the Bunny Hop, in which participants are encouraged to collect donations and—
sometime between now and the end of the campaign on April 6—then walk, run or cycle either one, five or ten
“Stay fit and active while staying safe. Complete your distance wherever you wish—treadmill backyard, roads or
trails.” The event website suggests.
Bunny Hop packages can be picked up on April2, between 10 am and noon, at White Rockès Center for Active
Living parking lot (1475 Anderson St.
Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised—by both individuals and teams—best team name and best
To be considered for best costume, post a photo on social media with the hashtag #pahasbunnyhop or email a
photo to pahospitalauxiliary@gmail.com
The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary was created in 1948 = before a hospital even existed in White Rock = and
since then has worked tirelessly to raise funds to support the hospital.
It also runs the Superfluity Thrift Shop, which has been in operation since 1950 and is currently located at
15163 Prospect Ave.
The Fundraiser aims to raise $10,000 according to the official website.
For more information, visit www.pahas.ca/bunnyhop

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AUXILIARY NOTES: PAH Auxiliary staying busy raising money

The Arch Hospital Auxiliary has joined forces with the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation to support the Porch Light Campaign to raise funds for the Emergency Fund which supports patient care. 

 We are accepting monetary donations at our Thrift shop and on our website.  Please support the “Turn on your porch light” campaign for Peace Arch Hospital. 

Our Superfluity thrift shop has reopened from Tuesdays to Saturday, noon   to 4 p.m. with the number of customers in the store limited to 10 at a time.

Daily cleaning by our staff prior to opening ensures that all Worksafe BC protocols are followed.  We have added a Plexi-glass shield at our cash counter for the safety of our staff and customers.

We are still accepting donations by appointment only.  We need to donate responsibly which means only donating clothing items that are gently used with no rips or stains.

Our hard working Aquarius group have a new fundraiser just in time for Fathers Day. 

They are partnering with Daniel Chocolates to supply high quality chocolates made with 100 percent natural ingredients and the finest chocolate.    To participate in this fundraiser  go to www.pahas.ca/chocolate .  

Gift Baskets, food bank support gourmet market items are not included in this offering.  Follow the easy 1, 2 3 ordering directions.

 In the billing details please add Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society Fundraising 2020.  |Please forward your email confirmation to pahospitalauxiliary@gmail.com.

The order deadline for this is June 14th and the pick up is June 20th     

 Auxiliary members have made over one thousand washable scrub bags for the hospital staff. 

 These bags are used by the hospital staff to take their scrubs home to wash and bring back the next day.  The staff greatly appreciates this very useful donation.

The Gift shop in the hospital is currently closed until further notice.  

For updates, please see our website at www.pahas.ca  

We can also be reached on Facebook, at Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary

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Reopening May, 26 2020

Reduced Hours

Shopping Hours: Tuesday to Saturday

12:00pm to 4:00pm

This will give us time to clean and organize the front of the shop daily.
A limit of 10 people at time: Safety and Health Protocols are posted at the shop

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AUXILIARY NOTES: Auxiliary still depends on community support

Our Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary is doing what we can during this Public Health emergency.

The COVID 19 out break has forced us along with many other community organizations to cancel many of our fundraising activities.

Our Superfluity thrift shop is still open for donations. Please call our manager Sandy at 604-825-2240 prior to donating so that staff can expect you. When we are able to reopen we will need these items to re-stock our shelves.

We could not raise the money that we do without the generous support of the whole community – that means everyone, the shoppers who come in weekly looking for treasures at the shop, the people who generously donate the fantastic items that we sell and the selfless volunteers who give so much of their time week after week working at the Superfluity thrift shop.

The Gift shop at the hospital is currently closed. It will re open as soon as possible. A big thanks to all of the people who purchase things from our shop and to all of the amazing volunteers who make sure that it is always stocked with thoughtful items for everyone. We could not continue to purchase much – needed equipment for Peace Arch Hospital without the support of the whole

We need to look after each other in these uncertain times and stay in touch with people. A friendly phone call goes a long way to help people feel included. If you have a friend or neighbour who may live alone please take time to call them as they may feel isolated.

We will keep people informed as to when we are able to re-open the Superfluity Shop and the Gift Shop. We look forward to seeing all of our loyal customers in the near future.

As our Dr. Bonnie Henry our Provincial health officer says be calm and be kind.

For updates, please see our website at www.pahas.ca
We can also be reached on Facebook, at Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary

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AUXILLARY NOTES: The Magic of Christmas comes to PAH Auxiliary

Christmas is coming to the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary gift shop located in the hospital lobby, has magically been transformed into a Christmas display.

There are elves on the shelves, cups for tea, and ornaments for the tree.

There are gifts galore for all ages.  There are stocking stuffers including the Christmas emery boards and mini manicure sets

There are all types of decorations for the home including Christmas birds and mini-  decorated Christmas  trees.

New this year is a selection of warm ponchos, along with shawls, scarves, hats and gloves.

The baby section has small stuffed animals and little slippers with bows on the toes.

Our talented buyers have added festive purses for that special event when one needs sparkle.

Christmas is a time when many people entertain. A flower arrangement or as seasonal table arrangement make excellent hostess gifts.

These can be ordered from the Gift Shop.  To order an arrangement please call the gift shop at 604 535-4500 extension 757504.  

The Superfluity shop is all decked out with everything that you need for the holiday Season.

Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd for $1.49 day.

 Specialty marked items are chosen for each $1.49 day and include housewares, clothing items, children’s clothes and toys and Christmas items just to name a few.

On Friday, December 6th our Sunset group which is part of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary will be in the shop selling their delicious home baked goodies just in time for the holiday season. 

All proceeds from this sale benefit Oceanside which is a mental health facility at Peace Arch Hospital. 

 The facility is a 24-bed acute-care facility for people with mental illness or age-related psychiatric disorders who may pose a risk to themselves or others.

 Monthly contributions from the Sunset group are given to the facility, which provides treats and entertainment for these patients, as well as Christmas gifts for the patients that have no family support. 

 The bake sale will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. while supplies last. 

The Superfluity shop will be open on December 24th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 and will be closed on December 25 and 26.   It will also be open on December 31 from 8:00 am. to 1:00p.m.

 The shop will be closed on January 1st.

The Auxiliary is always looking for new members.  We need volunteers with cashier experience for the two retail shops.  Volunteer shifts are flexible with a minimum commitment of a 4- hour shift once a week. Men are also needed to help at the Superfluity Shop.  

 If you would like to join, 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. 

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AUXILIARY NOTES: The Auxiliary Elves have been keeping busy

The Auxiliary Elves have been keeping busy

The members of the Auxiliary are busy with many groups having sales of all types, raising funds for the Peace Arch Hospital.

Christmas has arrived at the Auxiliary Gift shop, located in the hospital lobby, on Friday November 1st .

Please stop by our shop to see all the lovely gifts, from cozy shawls, to hats, handbags, jewellery clothing and Christmas décor.

Our flower power group always has a selection of fresh flowers by the Gift Shop, for all occasions. All the arrangements are made by our talented volunteers.

Our Superfluity Shop thrift store is stocked with a beautiful selection of Christmas merchandise for those early-bird shoppers and those getting a jump start with crafting, holiday baking, gifts decorating and sending out Christmas cards. New items are put out daily.

On November 15and 16 our Superfluity thrift shop is having a big sale of art and picture frames. All types of framed art, canvas art and prints will be 50 per cent off.

Our Breakaway Bays group is having a bake sale along with crafts and white elephant items at their clubhouse on November 16 . This sale will be at 1840 160 street in the clubhouse. All the money raised will be donated to the Auxiliary.

The Aquarius group is having a jewellery sale in the Peace Arch Hospital Cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on November 19. They will be selling gold, silver and 5th Avenue jewellery as well as a huge selection of quality costume jewellery.

On November 29th the Semiahmoo group will have their famous Grinch Tree sale in the hospital cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. These live trees last at least six weeks and are a great gift for a person who may not have the space for a tree.  Each tree is unique. 

On November 30, two groups will be having sales at Christmas on the Peninsula located at the Star of The Sea at 15262 Pacific Ave.

The Les Papillions group will be selling all types of Christmas baking and as well as jams and jellies. They will also have some homemade craft items as well as some jewellery.

Also, the Aquarius is hosting a huge fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will have home décor, vintage and new ornaments. They will have a jewellery sale, and lots of costume jewellery. They will also have a children’s table with books and toys as well as hand made baby Santa hats.  New this year they will have a children’s activity table with temporary sparkle tattoos.  This group has a selection of hand made Christmas wreaths and garlands. They will have a raffle as well.

On December 5 our Semiahmoo group will be holding a Christmas bake sale in the hospital cafeteria from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will be selling scones, loaves, cookies, shortbread and Christmas cakes. These homemade baked goodies always sell quickly.

On Sunday December 15th the Kay Hogg Goodwill Group is hosting a Joy of Music Christmas concert featuring the Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir with their guest the Crescent Youth Choir.

This auxiliary fundraiser will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church beginning

at 3:30 p.m. For ticket information Please contact Alicia at 604 536 5634.

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AUXILARY NOTES: Fundraising season begins

A new season of fundraising is underway for the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary.

On October 18 th our Semiahmoo group is holding a bake sale in the cafeteria of the Hospital from 9:00 until 1:00. They will be selling all types of baked goods including cookies, loaves, muffins and scones.

The Fall Bridge luncheon will take place on October 25 th at St. Marks Anglican church located on 20 th avenue.
This event includes an afternoon of Bridge, a luncheon, door prizes and raffles. The Les Papillons group has been hosting this event for the past 20 years and has raised over 50,000 for the Hospital.
If you would like tickets call Jean Meadley at 604 535 3507.

Our famous linen sale hosted by our Kwatcha group will be held on November 9 th at the Ocean Park Community Hall (1577 28th St.) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be lots of bedding, table cloths and china for sale.
The leader of this group has told me that she is already having phone calls about this sale from people in Burnaby asking her when and where this event will take place.

Our Superfluity thrift shop has had a makeover this September, with new splashy graphics on our green wall. The wall graphics and photos highlight some of the major projects that we have funded.
There will be a customer appreciation event for Thanksgiving on Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th. Customers will receive 20 per cent off their entire purchase.

On October 15th -19 th there will be a black clothing sale and all black
clothing will be 50 per cent off.
Our Halloween costumes are on the shop floor and are beginning to sell. We also have a large selection of home décor for this event. Many of these items are new.

Our Thrift shop now holds a $1.49 day which is held on the first Tuesday of the month. Many of our regular customers look forward to this sale. Please follow us on Facebook.

Our Gift shop in the lobby of the hospital will be receiving new fall stock, clothing and handbags as well jewellery. The buyers are always on the look out for items that will brighten up the lives of not only our patients but visitors as well.
There are gifts for the newborn, hand knitted baby sets and Flower arrangements for friends and family made by our own talented Flower Power volunteers. Please visit our amazing Gift Shop and help us support the purchase of equipment for the hospital.

The Auxiliary is always looking for new members. We need volunteers with cashier experience for the two retail shops. Volunteer shifts are flexible with a minimum commitment of a 4- hour shift once a week. Men are also needed to help at the Superfluity Shop.
If you would like to join, 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.

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AUXILIARY NOTES: Making a Difference in our Hospital

This past week the Auxiliary celebrated a very successful year of fundraising.

At our annual meeting on June 3 rd, President Lynne Quigley presented a cheque of $1.5 million dollars to Stephanie Beck the Executive Director of The Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. This donation will be paid over five years with one million dollars committed to five new surgical suites. Five hundred thousand dollars will go towards the 4 th floor of the new Hospice Residential Care building, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Lodge.

The President also presented a cheque for the 2019- 2020 purchase of equipment for the hospital and the music program for residential care in the amount of $350,070.00 to Theresa O’Callaghan, the Executive Director Peace Arch and Delta hospital. The equipment will be purchased over the next fiscal year and be used in many departments throughout the hospital.
The Auxiliary has funded the music program in residential care for many years.

Professional musicians provide a wide range of musical offerings from classical to popular music. The Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society has contributed fifteen million dollars over 71 years by purchasing equipment, supporting programs and providing patient comforts for Peace Arch Hospital.

On June 22 nd our Les Papillions group is having a Garage Sale. It will be held at 877 Maple Street from 8:30 am until 2:30 pm. They will have lots of unique items to sell and, please support this event.

Our Gift shop in the lobby of the Hospital receives new stock weekly. We have a great selection of clothing, handbags sun hats and jewellery. We also carry fresh floral arrangements, greeting cards, small gift items and magazines. The Gift Shop is always looking for new volunteers with retail/cashier experience that can commit to a 4 hour shift a week. Please see details at the end of this article. The flower cooler in the Gift Shop is a great place to pick up an arrangement for a patient, a special occasion or a hostess gift. Fresh flowers arrangements are created weekly by our dedicated Flower Power group.

The Superfluity shop is receiving clothing donations daily as well as household items. In May our Manager created a $1.49 day which will be held on the first Tuesday of the month. Selected treasures will be featured each month. On June 28 th and 29 th our thrift shop is hosting customer appreciation days. There will be 20% off on selected items that will be listed on the website and in the store. Popcorn and beverages will be served. Please come and enjoy this fun event. We are grateful for all our regular and new customers and donors!

The Auxiliary is always looking for new members. We need more volunteers with cashier experience. The volunteer shifts are flexible with a minimum commitment of a 4- hour shift once a week. Men are also needed to help at the Superfluity Shop.

If you would like to join, 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.

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AUXILIARY NOTES: Volunteering Makes a Difference

April was national Volunteer month.
We celebrated all our volunteers for all their time, talents and hard work.
We have just finished donating a record $1.5 million donation to the hospital to support our new emergency room. We are indebted to this generous community who support all of our many fundraisers. Thank you.

On Thursday May 9 th there will be a classy- sassy Quality Jewellery sale in the Hospital Cafeteria, sponsored by the Aquarius group.
This will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. They will be selling 10 and 14 carat Gold and Silver rings with gem stones in them. There will also be necklaces, bracelets and watches available. This sale will also feature some all occasion cards created and designed by local artists.

The next day May 10th the Semiahmoo group which is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year, is having a bake sale also in the hospital cafeteria

Our Gift Shop in the Hospital lobby is filling up with lots of new things. There is lots of new clothing, perfect for a summer vacation, sun hats. purses and scarves.
Our Flower Power ladies always have arrangements in the flower refrigerator.

On May 23 rd , the Aquarius Group will be hosting their Golf Tournament at Nico Wynd Golf course. This is located at 3601 Nico Wynd Drive

Registration is at 12:30 pm and the Tee time is 1:00 pm. The cost is $65.00 and the format is team best ball, and a light dinner is included.

There will be a 50/50 with the Peace Arch Auxiliary getting half the proceeds, as well as a live auction.. 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 (3208 140 St.) on Thursday June 13th . This will be a “Texas Barbeque” 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, 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, 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.

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