Hospital Auxiliary donates to tub Back row - left to right: Princeton Hospital Auxiliary treasurer

Hospital Auxiliary donates to tub Back row - left to right: Princeton Hospital Auxiliary treasurer

Five thousand more for Princeton Community Services tub

To date, $7000 of the funds needed for the industrial bathtub has been donated to Community Services

The Princeton Hospital Auxiliary presented a cheque for $5000 to Lynn Pelly, executive director of Princeton and District Community Services on Wed., April 10. This donation adds to the funds presented by the Princeton Fish and Game Association the week prior.

To date, $7000 of the funds needed for the industrial bathtub has been donated to Community Services—another $8000 to go.

“Thank you very much,” says Lynn Pelly as she accepts the donation from Char Smith, president of the Hospital Auxiliary.

The Princeton Hospital Auxiliary donates to a broad spectrum of local healthcare services and to services with the Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH).

Recently they were able to donate $2200 to the Meals on Wheels program to cover the cuts to program funding. They purchased a Hypothermia Blanket for Princeton Ground Search and Rescue (approximate cost $1785) and they donated $5000 to the neonatal unit at PRH, as well as the donation for the tub.

The people of Princeton and area donate to the auxiliary store and they also shop at the store.

“This is community helping community,” said Ann Middleton, 2nd vice-president and manager of the Auxiliary Thrift Shop store, “it’s how it is all done.”

There are about 40 members in the Princeton Hospital Auxiliary, 31 of them work in the Thrift Shop store. New members are always welcomed.

Middleton says that the average age of the ladies working at the store is about 65. There are a couple of ladies in their 90’s, “and they work rings around us,” she said.

The Thrift Shop operates Wednesday  through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Auxiliary gratefully accept donations at the door, but ask that no large furniture or appliances be left there.



Just Posted

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

RCMP thanked the public for assistance in finding Benjamin Archie, last seen in Princeton. (RCMP)
Missing Chilliwack man found safe and sound

The 80-year-old had walked away from his home in Chilliwack

Princeton’s Spotlight wins two provincial awards for excellence

Publisher takes first place for investigative reporting

Princeton GSAR responds 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2020 the crew was called out 34 times, and members spent 721 hours on calls, and 683 hours training. Photo Princeton GSAR Facebook
Teen missing in Manning Park found after 24 hours

Young man spends night on mountain and survives with just a few scrapes

The COVID-19 cases reported over the week of May 30 to June 5. (BC CDC)
South Okanagan sees second straight week of 17 new COVID-19 cases

Summerland, Keremeos and Princeton all recorded no new cases

At an outdoor drive-in convocation ceremony, Mount Royal University bestows an honorary Doctor of Laws on Blackfoot Elder and residential school survivor Clarence Wolfleg in Calgary on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
‘You didn’t get the best of me’: Residential school survivor gets honorary doctorate

Clarence Wolfleg receives honorary doctorate from Mount Royal University, the highest honour the school gives out

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

“65 years, I’ve carried the stories in my mind and live it every day,” says Jack Kruger. (Athena Bonneau)
‘Maybe this time they will listen’: Survivor shares stories from B.C. residential school

Jack Kruger, living in Syilx territory, wasn’t surprised by news of 215 children’s remains found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

A logging truck carries its load down the Elaho Valley near in Squamish, B.C. in this file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chuck Stoody
Squamish Nation calls for old-growth logging moratorium in its territory

The nation says 44% of old-growth forests in its 6,900-square kilometre territory are protected while the rest remain at risk

Flowers and cards are left at a makeshift memorial at a monument outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains are believed to have been discovered buried near the city in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
‘Pick a Sunday:’ Indigenous leaders ask Catholics to stay home, push for apology

Indigenous leaders are calling on Catholics to stand in solidarity with residential school survivors by not attending church services

(Heather Lueck image)
Crash north of Enderby knocks out power, slows Highway 97A traffic

A witness captured footage of a medical helicopter landing at the scene

Most Read