This Auxiliary is a volunteer organization formed in 1952, 10 years after La Verendrye Hospital officially opened. The primary activities of the Auxiliary are fundraising and patient services. Activities include a Strawberry Social, which has been running since 1955, a Fall Tea, Lobby Sale, Christmas Cash Draw and the Rock-a-thon. The La Verendrye Auxiliary also operates a gift shop located inside LVGH’s Front Street entrance.
The Rainy River Auxiliary is committed to caring for the members of our community who need them both in acute care and long-term care. For more than 30 years, they have raised thousands of dollars from fundraising activities, including an annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar, Strawberry Social, selling HELP tickets in our local supermarket and by operating the Tuck Shop.
The Emo Auxiliary, which was organized more than 30 years ago, is made up of a group of hard-working individuals who have dedicated their time to support the patients, residents and staff of Emo Health Centre. They provide our long-term care residents with visits, outings and Christmas gifts and volunteer at the hospital cafeteria to serve lunch to the Golden Age Manor and community residents. There is a Gift Shop located in the Cafeteria that is also run by the Emo Auxiliary. The group holds a Shamrock Tea and Bake Sale, a Strawberry Social, and a Fall tea and bazaar.