The Castlegar & District Hospital Auxiliary Society celebrated the grand opening of the second floor of the HOSPITAL AUXILIARY TREASURE SHOP (REFERRED TO AS THE TREASURE SHOP) on August 20, 2014.

Guests and volunteers were welcomed to celebrate the opening of the Second Floor of the Hospital Auxiliary Treasure Shop.

We appreciate your presence and compliments.

Guests & Attendees

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West

Representatives from Kootenay Savings Credit Union:
Greg Popoff, Cara Halisheff and Diane Sirois.

Dan Sahlstrom , Contractor for the Auxiliary of WSA Engineering Ltd.

IHA Guests:
Cheryl Whittleton, Administrator and Sara James, CIHS Manager for Home Health and Mental Health for Castlegar and Trail.

Barbie Kalamakoff, Manager of Talarico Place and Kelly Seville, Program Coordinator at Talarico Place.

It was great to see Daryl Smolyk, West Kootenay Boundary Representative from Nakusp and also Auxiliary members from Christina Lake.

Second Floor Grand Opening Events

An honorary member and also an inaugural member of the Auxiliary since 1957, Margaret Obedkoff, shared the history of how the first Hospital came about in Castlegar. Nettie Stupnikoff, President of the CDHAS read the valuable documented history. It was time for reflection and the information that was received by everyone present was priceless! It was noted that the Auxiliary still continues to raise funds for the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre and for Talarico Place.

Mayor Lawrence Chernoff did the honours in participating with the ribbon cutting ceremony accompanied by Nettie Stupnikoff, President and Polly Chernoff, Vice President. This historical event was done in front of the elevator. Mayor Chernoff congratulated and thanked all the Volunteers and asked the question “what is next for the auxiliary”? Katrine Conroy, MLA welcomed all and congratulated all the Volunteers on their big accomplishment and also thanked the volunteers for their hard work. A tour of the second floor and of the building took place.

The rest of the day continued with fun and laughter, many local shoppers and many out of town shoppers. We welcomed visitors from out of province and country. Thank you to Safeway for the trays of awesome treats for all to enjoy. Coffee and juice were provided by the Auxiliary.

Special Thanks

The Auxiliary expresses their sincere thanks to all the grantors who made the second floor possible.

  • Columbia Basin Trust
  • Kootenay Savings Community Foundation
  • Zellstoff Celgar Limited
  • Teck – Trail Operations
  • RDCK Area I – Andy Davidoff

The Auxiliary acknowledges the following:
City of Castlegar, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Peter Sommerville, Jeff Godfrey, WSA Ventures Ltd., Tony Kabatoff, Cyril Sookachoff, Zaytsoff Holdings, Jaeden Soukoroff and Rotary Interact Students.

Treasure Shop Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Resellable donations greatfully received on Wednesday & Saturday during hours of operation.

Please call first: 250-365-7317.