About Us

1899 – 2017…..And Still Going Strong!!

“Our mission is to provide special patient care equipment for Royal Inland Hospital”

The Afternoon Auxiliary acts as public relations representatives and goodwill ambassadors for the Hospital within the community. This Registered Charity helps to fill the widening gap between funding and necessary equipment purchases for our hospitals. There are many benefits to becoming a member including being able to:

  • Give back to your community

  • Share your knowledge and experience

  • Develop and practice new skills

  • Be appreciated and needed

  • Meet new people from all walks of life

  • Contribute to a cause that you care about

  • Stay active

  • Experience personal fulfillment and satisfaction

  • You can make a difference

Come join us!



About the Afternoon Auxiliary:

The Afternoon Auxiliary is a registered Society who are governed by a Board of Directors and is an autonomous organization within Royal Inland Hospital.

*    Membership decides where the funds are allocated and spent.

*    Members convene Fundraising areas, Caring Programs, and serve on committees.

*    Elections held at AGM in February.

*    Regular monthly meetings held 1st Monday of the month except July & August.

*    All members encouraged to partake.

*    Member of the British Columbia Association of Health-Care Auxiliaries (BCAHA).

*    84 Auxiliaries are members.

*    Member of the Okanagan Mainline Area (OMA), Auxiliaries within Interior Health.

*    BCAHA and OMA hold annual conferences, hosted by a member Auxiliary.

*    Some members sent to learn and network with other Auxiliaries.


We have been around for a long time!

Afternoon Auxiliary has been in existence for approximately 115 years. On November 11, 1899, 34 ladies of “good character” met and formed the Afternoon Auxiliary. In 2003, we purchased the Thrift Seller building. In 2010, Auxiliary transferred the service programs to the new RIH Volunteer Services Coordinator.

We have also had great success with raising funds for much needed equipment…

From 1980 to now, over $4 million has been raised to purchase special equipment such as, Pulmonary Function System, Instrument Tables, Breast Feeding Pumps, assorted stretchers, ECG Carts, Birthing Beds and Cancer and ICU Renovations.