Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu met with Anne and Pat from the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxillary, presenting them with a proclamation in honour of #healthcareauxiliaryday May 7, 2022. (Harwinder Sandhu)

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu met with Anne and Pat from the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Auxillary, presenting them with a proclamation in honour of #healthcareauxiliaryday May 7, 2022. (Harwinder Sandhu)

Sandhu bestows ‘token of gratitude’ on Vernon hospital auxiliary volunteers

The Vernon-Monashee MLA offered VJH volunteers a proclamation to mark Healthcare Auxiliary Day

Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu met with some friendly and familiar faces at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) to mark Healthcare Auxiliary Day.

The province has designated May 7 as a day to recognize the volunteers who invest thousands of hours and raise millions of dollars in B.C. each year for the hospitals in their communities.

Sandhu worked as a nurse down the hall from the VJH auxiliary gift shop before her election as MLA. She was in the Legislature on the 7th but stopped by Friday with a proclamation certificate — “a small token of my immense gratitude” — for volunteers Anne and Pat.

“I’d like to say thank you to all the volunteers for all you do to support our health-care community and our families,” she posted on Facebook.

Like the nurses at VJH, the auxiliary volunteers keep busy. They run the gift shop seven days a week, with events throughout the year including the Spring Fashion Show and Christmas Bazaar and bake sale.

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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