Marge Anderson presents Adele Watson with a special album of photographs from the auxiliary archive. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lake Auxiliary celebrates 50 years

The hard-working group has been around since 1967

The Lake Healthcare Auxiliary celebrated its golden anniversary and last original member still serving, Adele Watson, at a special tea at the Cowichan Rocks lounge on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The hard-working group has been around since 1967, 50 years, and the women took time to look back as well as forward.

Lynda Avis, the Vancouver Island representative at the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, thanked the auxiliary for its efforts through the years, efforts that are increasing in importance in modern hospitals.

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Right: Telling the crowd about Adele Watson, charter member of the hospital auxiliary at Cowichan Lake. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lynda Avis, Vancouver Island representative at BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries, speaks at the 50th anniversary tea in Lake Cowichan. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Lynn Budding, president of the Lake Healthcare Auxiliary, receives from Coun. Carolyne Austin, right, a symbolic cheque for $50: one dollar for each year of serving the community. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

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