Help us get orders for Christmas 2023

Soon the hospital Auxiliary Poinsettias for Patients campaign will decorate a special waiting room in Emergency call The Kid Kave.  In the past, with the help of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, the Vic General Auxiliary has purchased a $7,500 blanket warmer for our babies, an $11,000 stretcher for Emergency, a $7,000 treadmill for Neuro Rehab, Biliblankets and a Bilirubin meter for jaundiced premies, improved the room in the ambulatory lab for children with Virtual Reality, a mobile, and a mural painted by local artists, and bilicheck to detect jaundice without the job. The way we paid for them is by selling Christmas plants.

Bulk orders for institutions, businesses, seniors' clubs, and churches were delivered by the Last Minute Mover and other volunteers to businesses and professional offices. If you know places which usually decorate for Christmas with poinsettias, perhaps you can encourage them to buy from the Auxiliary this year to support our current campaign.

This year, besides providing equipment for the hospital, your separate Poinsettia Santa gift will provide a poinsettia for Christmas to the staff of a department to thank them personally.

As you know, the plants are THE BEST in Victoria.  Grown at Hilltop Greenhouses, a local business, the poinsettias, and planters are economical, strong, beautiful, long-lasting, and well wrapped.  We will have an interesting selection.  I feel confident offering this product to any company or institution as well as your friends and neighbours. 

People can make purchases from this site or pick up an order form in the hospital shop in September.  You will see reasonable prices.  We'll have them ready for pick-up or delivery on Friday November 24th.   This year's committee is Val Smith, Jeff Hayes, Mary Ann Fokkema, Doris Burow, Kay McQueen, Nancy Turley, and Cindy MacInnes.  ORDERING DEADLINE IS mid-NOVEMBER.

Let me know if you have questions or comments 250-598-3385 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Val Smith, Co-ordinator