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Auxiliary Action - News Magazine of the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries
BCAHA’s 2015 Raffle Draw was held on Dec. 23, at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.  Pictured are (l-r) Helen Carkner, BCAHA Executive Director; Dr. Drew Digney, Executive Medical Director, Island Health Authority; Lynda Avis, BCAHA President;  Nanaimo Mayor Bill McKay; Charlotte Aked, BCAHA Treasurer; and Anne Marie Smith, Vancouver Island Area Rep.                                             Read More  >>

Winter 2016 Issue No. 70

President's Message

This New Year is well underway and signs of yet another new season are all around us.  Here on my Island home, my garden abounds with snowdrops and crocuses, forming patchwork quilts below an army of advancing daffodils.  In nature, changes are visible, and so it is in our BCAHA family, 2016 will be a year that brings many changes.


Across the Province

Riding High: Powell River Auxiliary Makes Equine Offering 

Celebrating the New in Vernon

All Smiles in Summerland
Doubling Up: Mission Auxiliary Again Pledges $300,000

Wheelchair Accessible Bus in Fort St. James

Eagle Ridge Auxiliary Anniversary

BCAHA President Attends Ontario Auxiliary Conference

Late last year, I had the privilege of attending the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario’s Annual Conference in Toronto.  One of BCAHA’s past presidents, Margaret Dawson, initiated communication with the HAAO president several years ago. My personal visit in November was an opportunity to further these efforts in building a valuable connection with another provincial organization.

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BCAHA Spring Conference in Penticton

Tim Sader,
Editor, Auxiliary Action, BCAHA

Listen, Learn and Lead” is the engaging theme for April’s Leadership Forum & AGM in Penticton.  BCAHA’s VP, Vicky Forest, and her planning team have put together a first-rate program of speakers, topics and activities.  To those lucky attendees, I’ll add a few more L’s:  “Lakeside” is its lovely location; “Lively” is the vibe you will feel; and “Like,” we hope, will be your thumbs-up reaction.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Auxiliary Action submissions and suggestions are most welcome. 

Please contact me at 604-904-8765 or at

Lynda Avis
BCAHA President

557 Greenbriar Place
Nanaimo, BC V9T 4E8
Phone: 250-751-3706
Helen Carkner
Executive Director

#200-1333 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4C3
Phone: 236-999-4752 
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