Ladies Auxiliary



The Ladies Auxiliary was officially formed on February 26, 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the request of the Royal North West Mounted Police (R.N.W.M.P.) Vancouver Division, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

This was the first RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary formed in Canada and will be celebrating its 87th Anniversary in February 2023.

We are:

(a) wives/partners, widows, daughters, and granddaughters of retired male RCMP members;

(b) retired female RCMP members (their daughters and granddaughters), and

(c) Associate members (civilian females who have been employed by the Force).

We are a separate entity from the Veterans’ Association with our own elected Executive and projects, but also lend support to the Veterans’ Association.  Our Auxiliary donates financially to Vancouver/Lower Mainland charities as part of our annual Outreach.



(Vancouver Division)


‘Celebration of Life’ for Ladies Auxiliary Life Member, Helen Brown:  Helen would have celebrated her 101st Birthday on March 14, 2023 but she passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023.  The family is holding her Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 18th at 11:30 a.m. at “Jubilee United Church,” 7571 Gray Ave. (at Rumble St.), Burnaby, B.C. with reception following in the Church Hall next door.  The family welcomes all Ladies Auxiliary members who can attend.  Helen asked that donations be made to St. Michael’s Centre Therapists’ Team, 7451 Sussex Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5J 5C2, or to a charity of one’s choice. 

Proposed Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon/Meeting, March 2, 2023:  Due to very few members of the Ladies Auxiliary able to attend the luncheon/meeting on this date due to a variety of reasons, the caterers at “Hazelmere” have been informed that this event, on March 2nd, is now cancelled.  Ladies Auxiliary members will be advised of future Ladies Auxiliary luncheon/meetings by a circulated report since we do not have an active phone committee at present.

R.C.M.P. Veterans’ (Vancouver Division) Luncheon/Meetings :  The Vancouver Veterans’ have been holding their regular monthly luncheon/meetings on the third Thursday of the month at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club” in the Garden Room, and usually with a guest speaker.  As Associate Members of the Vancouver Veterans’ Association, all members of the Ladies Auxiliary (and guest(s)) are invited to attend, but must phone for a reservation to R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Social Director, Dorothy Martinson, (604) 261-4630.

To receive this report electronically (and other news regarding the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Assn.)

Dorothy Martinson, Past-President
R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary
(Vancouver Division) (604) 261-4630


President – Denise MARTINSON – Phone:  (604) 910-1186, Email:
Past President – Dorothy MARTINSON – Phone:  (604) 261-4630, Email:
Vice-President – Susan RIVARD
Secretary – Sonja ZWICK
Treasurer – Lillian KEENf


Applications to the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Association as Associate Members:  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary have registered with the Veterans’ Association as Associate Members to conform to the Canada Income Tax “Not-for-Profit Act”.  Only those current Ladies Auxiliary members who completed the registration form and registered by January 1, 2019 are members of the Ladies Auxiliary.  New Ladies Auxiliary members will automatically become Associate Members of the Veterans’ Association when joining the Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary meeting dates, executive, and events will be separate from the Veterans’ Association and the Auxiliary will operate as they have done in the past.  An official swearing-in ceremony by the Veterans’ Association for the Ladies Auxiliary members was held at the Ladies Auxiliary’s Christmas Luncheon held on December 6, 2018.


The annual membership dues for Associate Members of the Ladies Auxiliary is $30 and is payable on January 1 of each year.  Cheques or money orders are payable to the RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary and can be paid at the monthly luncheons or mailed to Membership Convener, Barbara Scobie, #23, 2081 Winfield Drive, Abbotsford, B.C., V3G 1C7.

NOTE: If you have any questions about the status of your membership dues or renewal, you can phone Barbara Scobie at 1-604-854-6084.


To become a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, the following process is used:

STEP #1 – Access the application by clicking on the following: Application Form (2015 Edition)

STEP #2 – Print it off and complete the Application.

STEP #3 – Send the completed Application Form with a cheque or money order in the amount of $30.00 payable to the “RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary” to the following address:

Barbara Scobie
#23, 2081 Winfield Drive
Abbotsford, B.C.
V3G 1C7

STEP #4 – The Membership Convener will conduct the initial processing of the application

STEP #5 – The Membership Convener will circulate the application to the Auxikiary Executive for approval.

STEP #6 – Upon approval, the applicant will receive a Letter of Acceptance and general information material.

STEP #7 – As a new member you are welcome to attend our luncheon meetings where you will be officially welcomed by the Auxikiary President and the membership as a whole.