P.E.I. Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries to celebrate milestone
ELLERSLIE - The Prince Edward Island Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries will be commemorating a milestone this Saturday, April 26, with its 50th anniversary.
Stewart Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary delegates at a recent Prince Edward Island Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries meeting (back row) Aleah MacLennan, Verna Barlow, Marilyn Ramsay, (front) Norma Ramsay and Kit Loschiuk.
The celebrations will take place in Ellerslie at the Royal Canadian Legion. The day will start with a morning business meeting, which will be followed by lunch. In the afternoon, former lieutenant governor, Marion Reid, will be the special guest speaker for the PEIAHA members and to anyone else who wishes to attend the event.
Thelma Phillips is a member of the Stewart Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary in Tyne Valley.
Phillips said it’s a great group of people and firm friendships are made across the Island.
She said there are no rivalries between the auxiliaries to see who can raise the most money because they support and learn from each other.
“It’s friendship between the small and large groups working toward the same goal of better health care on P.E.I.,” said Phillips.
She said the co-operation is really wonderful and it’s nice to be together for 50 years.
“We’re very proud. It’s quite an achievement.”
Doreen Wooder is the president of the PEIAHA and said she’s looking forward to the anniversary.
“It’s going to be a wonderful time and a day of celebration,” said Wooder.
She said they wouldn’t be where they are today without the volunteers’ impressive dedication.
“We’re very proud of their hard work. Without the volunteers, I don’t know what we would do.”
She’s amazed at everything a volunteer does and thinks their selflessness should be applauded.
“A volunteer is someone who should truly be respected.”
Wooder said she’s very proud of the PEIAHA because they demonstrate caring, commitment and loyalty.
“We’re a group of people who care about the same thing.”