News and Events

Check back here periodically to find out what is happening next with the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary!



Merry Christmas to our Long Term Care Home Residents

Merry Christmas Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary Long Term Care residences. Watch this wonderful video full of music and love performed by the OKM Music Program

Watch it now on Youtube!

Ires Panada Warmer

Medical staff accept this donation from the Auxiliary to purchase this Ires Panada Warmer in December 2020.

Happy Halloween Walk

Happy Halloween to our friends in long term care!!!

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In June we paraded and performed for the residences while they watched on the deck of the hospital. There is also a YouTube video you can watch!

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One Day at a Time

In “normal” times, a group of ladies from the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary visit the folks in long term care once a week to provide socialization and activities for them. During the pandemic we have not been able to visit and decided we needed to let them know we haven’t forgotten them. We had a window/ deck parade of signs with encouraging messages on a beautiful day last week and were met with many smiles, waves and tears. Even had a request to sing one of the favourite songs (please forgive the unprofessional quality!!) This was followed by free treats for all from our goodie cart. Faces of the residents are blotted out for privacy reasons. Hope to be able to do more creative safe interactions in the future. 

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Thank You Ruth

Saying good-bye to Ruth Stephens our Vice President.

Appreciation Day!

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us at our booth for Appreciation Day on May 12, 2019 at Spirit Square.

Appreication Day 2019

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

On August 20th the Stuart Lake Golf Club organized and hosted a best ball tournament & a 50/50 to raise money for the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary!! 51 golfers came out to support this event and $1,500 was raised.

(Pictured in photo are back Row left to right - Donna Gingrich, Helen Fredericks, Mel Ubleis, Julie-Ann Mortenson, Bonnie Kozley, Vernet Heaven, Marci Whitford. Front row - Cathy York)


The Auxiliary wants to thank the golf course, especially Mel Ubleis, the golf course staff for the meal, the ladies who provided the desserts, Bea Barnes for the hole spotting and sponsors; ACE Hardware, Gordie and Christy Ubleis, Ubleis Logging LTD, Taba, & Centennial Meats. Thanks to all who came out to golf, it was great day!!!

Next Fundraising Event - Spring Raffle

More information to come about our Spring Raffle. Check back here and on our Facebook page for upcoming details.

Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary’s 50th Anniversary!!! - Celebration held on November 17th.

The Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary on November 17th celebrated 50 years of continuous service to Stuart Lake Hospital and community of Fort St James. They began planning and preparing to fundraise even before the hospital opened in 1972. Over the years the auxiliary has had more than 100 individuals involved in one way or another. To honour the efforts of the Auxiliary the District, Mayor and counsel of Fort St James provided most members with a luncheon and presented them with a plaque of recognition. Then Northern Health purchased cupcakes and April Hughes the HSA for the Omineca region thanked them for all the support they have provided through out the years. They also got a letter of recognition from MLA John Rustad.

Appreciation Day - Celebrating 50 years - May Celebration

Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary is Celebrating 50 years of continual dedicated volunteerism!!! Throughout the years many local members have been a part of this group as shown in these pictures. The Auxiliary also thanks the community because with out their support we would not have been able to accomplish this. Balloons and Cake were a big hit by all!!

Mammograms!! Book your Appointment!!

Coming to the Spirit Square this year not the Hospital!!

Wheelchair Accessible Bus

Fort St. James is a small community 160 kms from Prince George and especially during our long winter months, seniors are shut-in from many social activities. Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary has helped purchase a wheelchair accessible bus for members of Fort St. James. This bus will be used to transport community members to larger cities that provide theatre, art, music and other social events. $30,000.00 was donated by the Auxiliary for the purchase of the bus and other community businesses have stepped up to help sustain the program. The Stuart Lake Seniors Association is responsible for the program and has monthly events planned so far.

Members of the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary presenting a cheque for the purchase of a wheelchair accessible bus.

Auxiliary donation helped purchase this wheelchair accessible bus in Fort St. James.

Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary would like to invite Fort St James and surrounding communities, to join us for a free beverage and snack May 8th 2015 11:30 am-4 pm at the Farmer’s Market in the Spirit Square. At this time, we want to show our appreciation to the community, for their generous donations supporting our efforts to enhance the comfort and care of patients in our hospital and other health-care facilities. The annual Turkey Dart Shoot and Christmas Raffle are the greatest fundraiser, and can only be so because of your generosity. The memorial funds sent our way are also a great way to help us purchase hospital equipment and comfort items, maintain eye appealing flower beds, support young people in their health care field, etc. Although our purchases were low last year, due to a low demand, we have already approved a great deal more this year. We have promised a large donation to the Senior's Transportation Committee towards a small wheel chair assessable bus. We have sent a donation for the stress testing equipment in SJH that will be used by local patients. As well, the local emergency department needed some updated vital sign recording equipment which is now on order.

At this time we also want to recognize and give warm thanks to the endless hours of volunteerism!!! This is for all members of the community who give their time and energy to make this such a great community to live in!

On a personal note, Thank-you Stuart Lake Hospital Auxilians, for working so hard and making this the best team to be involved in!!!

Back Row : Marci Whitford, Cathy York, Charlotte Willick, Dave Riske, Margaret-Ann Houghton, Bea Barnes, Julie-Ann Mortenson. Middle Row : Melina Romero, Judy Knelson, Vernet Heaven, Donna Gingrich, Marie Foisy, Karen Work, Helen Frederick, Bonnie Kozley, Dianne Vinnedge. Front Row: Jacquie Dagenais, Anne Peterson, Gail Dean. Missing in Photo: Alice Adams, Amanda Johnson, Margaret Honeywell, Terri-Ann Houghton, Sherry Nielsen, Ruth Stephens


Please, join us May 8th and we can let you know more about our efforts. As always, we welcome you to join our Auxiliary and be part of an organization who works with such purpose and focus.

The Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary Annual General Meeting is on February 11 at 7pm in the hospital cafeteria. We will be holding elections at this time as well. Also our membership dues will be collected. Hope to see you there, always need new members!!!!

We are now on Facebook. Please visit us there to keep up-to-date on a daily basis with events and activities, news and information.

Christmas Raffle Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Christmas Raffle. The draw was held on December 10, 2014 at 11:00am at the Stuart Lake Hospital. Click here to view the winners list.

Conference 2014

The conference was a great success!! Burns Lake and Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliaries co hosted a first combined area conference to 60 members from 10 northern Auxiliaries. The participating Auxiliaries were Fort St John Hospital, Mackenzie & District Hospital, St. John Hospital, Mills Memorial Hospital, Bulkley Valley District Hospital, GR Baker Memorial, UHNBC, Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Burns Lake & District Health Care and Stuart Lake Hospital.

The Historic Park was very accommodating, Friday evening for our "Meet&Greet". They provided a tour and the famous chicken and duck race. Then we were entertained by guitarist Ingrid Phillips who let us sing some of her favourite campfire songs.

Penny Jones was the highlight Saturday with her comical wit while

emceeing and her powerful presentation on volunteerism. That evening some members and friends entertained the auxiliaries with skits. The catered dinner by Paul and staff was most delicious.

On Sunday the Senior's Society prepared a yummy breakfast. We had our president's meeting in the closet as members remained in the main part networking. It is our wish that all the auxiliaries have a successful year "bringing comfort and hope" to our Health Care Facilities. Thank-you to all who participated and worked hard to make this a memorable event!

Click here for the details from the conference.

Royal Bank Donation

Royal bank staff members in Fort St James volunteered their time to help the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary plant flower beds surrounding the hospital. Their head office in turn donated $1,000 to the Auxiliary. Many thanks to the Royal Bank and their staff for their generous support.



Regular Meetings

The Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7pm in the cafeteria of the hospital.

Appreciation Day, May 9, 2014

Held at the Spirit Square, the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary was able to thank the community for their support. We also recognized the volunteers within the community for the continued dedication. Snacks were enjoyed by everyone. Thank you again!