Ladies Auxiliary

SheldonBoles-80AnniversaryPresentation2_web BACKGROUND

Our Ladies Auxiliary was officially formed and registered 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 R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary formed in Canada and we celebrated our 80th Anniversary in February 2016.

We are:

(a) the wives/partners, widows, daughters, and granddaughters of retired male R.C.M.P. members;

(b) retired female R.C.M.P. members (their daughters and granddaughters), and

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

At present, our Auxiliary has 120 registered members and has been holding regular meetings once a month for 76 years.

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 10 Vancouver/Lower Mainland charities as part of our annual Outreach.

We are proud to be members of such an important part of Canada’s heritage – the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES

The Auxiliary meets once a month for a luncheon/meeting on the first Thursday of the month  from Feb. to May, and Sept. to Nov., at the Newland’s Golf & Country Club in Langley,

On the first Thursday in December, we hold our Annual Christmas Luncheon at the Newland’s Golf & Country Club  and invite members of the Veterans’ Association to attend, along with their wives/husbands/partners.

During the summer months, when we have no Aux. meetings, we hold coffee get-togethers in various areas of the Lower Mainland: namely Abbotsford/Chilliwack, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, West Vancouver and White Rock.

MEMBERSHIP/CONTACT

Auxiliary membership annual dues are $20.00 per member.  Membership applications and information can be obtained by phoning our Auxiliary Membership Convener: Barbara Scobie (604)854-6084.

Black & White High Tea – June 14, 2016.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary met at the “Little White House” on Glover Road in Fort Langley, B.C. for a special afternoon event. They dressed in “black & white,” and all décor, gifts, etc. carried out in the black and white theme. The setting is unique in that the restaurant is located in an old farmhouse which has been updated yet some of its rustic charm has been retained. We were seated in the larger of the two rooms available, the tea and food was delicious and the service was very accommodating. Each Auxiliary member left with a gift bag containing a “black or white” gift, compliments of the Auxiliary. This venue also has a large gift/décor/household linens shop, carrying black and white items, where the ladies enjoying browsing or shopping. Auxiliary members have requested that we have another event at this location at a future date.

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Photograph of Sonja Zwick, Marie Budd, Susan Rivard and Kathy Turnbull.

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Photograph of Deirdre Duggan, Lillian Keen and Lou Irving.

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Photograph of Barbara Kinnon, Louise McDonald and Jane Hall.

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Photograph of Meon Olmert, Ingrid Underhill and Ollie McPherson.

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Photograph of Denise Martinson and Dorothy Martinson.

80th Anniversary – February 26, 2016

Photograph of the anniversary cake marking the 80th anniversary of the RCMP Vancouver Ladies Auxiliary (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

Photograph of the anniversary cake marking the 80th anniversary of the RCMP Vancouver Ladies Auxiliary (Source of photo – Sheldon Boles).

Photograph of the 80th anniversary cake being cut by President Keith Leishman of the Vancouver Division of the RCMP Veterans' Association (Source of photo - Sheldon Boles).

Photograph of the 80th anniversary cake being cut by President Keith Leishman of the Vancouver Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association (Source of photo – Sheldon Boles).

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