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Upcoming Events & Current Fundraising

The IWK Auxiliary will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year. Several special events will be held throughout the year.  Founded by a group of 22 women in May 1946, the Auxiliary has served as a source of volunteer support and as a major fund raising throughout its history.

Our major fund raising efforts are the gift shoppe, Biggs & Littles, and our annual fair, Kermesse.  We appreciate  the support of the greater IWK community and wish to remind you that  funds raised by the Auxiliary are dedicated to supporting the mandate of this Health Centre.

Biggs & Littles:
The Auxiliary has run an in house gift shoppe since 1970. The original shoppe was located in the main lobby of the IWK Hospital for Children and was a very popular destination for the local community. In 2005 the new shoppe, Biggs & Littles, opened in the Gallery of the Goldbloom Pavilion and is a wonderful place to pick up gifts, flowers, cards and other special items. Now our largest fund raising project the shoppe is operated by Manager, Lisa Mason, and a bevy of very dedicated volunteers.

Gift Wrapping at the Halifax Shopping Centre

Please help the IWK Auxiliary with this innovative way of spreading  the Christmas/ Seasonal cheer and raising money for the Auxiliary. All of the money raised come to the IWK to support patient and family care.

Please note that you may add up to 2 names if there is only one wrapper signed up for the shift you want, or 3 of you can make a day of it by doing a shift then having lunch/dinner or shopping with your friends.

Once again we are excited to have the opportunity to be the “Gift Wrappers” at the Halifax Shopping Centre. Last year was a wonderful success and made over $8,000 for us!!

Thank you for your part in helping with last year and PLEASE plan to help out again!

The management at the shopping Centre were  delighted with our wrapping skills and our cause of helping the IWK!  What a great NEW partnership!

Below is the site for the Signup Genius site. You can choose your shift(s) and add your friends.

If you have questions or cannot access the site, please email the Auxiliary Member who is coordinating

this site:    Lindy Stephens:   llstephens46@gmail.com 




Kermesse 2016 Flea Market
Where: Gorsebrook School
When: Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9 am to 2 pm

Donations will be accepted until May 14, 2016. Please see attached.

The Chase Gallery
Nova Scotia Archives Building
6016 University Ave, Halifax (at the corner of Robie)

We expect to have over 100 pieces of art from several  award winning Maritime artists.

The hours are as follows:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 7:00 pm  to 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm    
Friday, May 27, 2016 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Art Gallery Raffle: Watercolour painting by Susan Carinis entitled Polly’s Cove. Draw date is Saturday, May 28, 2016. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and can be obtained through the Auxiliary Office 470-8918 or our gift shoppe, Biggs & Littles 902 470 8243.

Kermesse Children’s Activities 
Will be held on the IWK grounds (University Avenue site) on Saturday, September 10, 2016. 10:00 am – 3:00 pm  RAIN or SHINE!

IWK Quilt Fair & Sale
The Mayflower Quilters’ Guild of Nova Scotia will be hosting its 9th annual Quilt Fair & Sale from Thursday, October 13 , 2016, to Saturday, October 15, 2016. The fair will have a large display of quilts for viewing and for sale. Quilts will range in size from crib to king size and everything in between. The fair will also feature a silent auction and craft table.

The hours are as follows:
Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Parker Reception Room, IWK Health Centre
The Parker Reception Room is located on the main floor of the IWK, near the Women's Building entrance.
All proceeds will be donated to the IWK Auxiliary, which provides comfort and care items to IWK patients and their families. To date, the IWK Quilt Fair & Sale has raised nearly $60,000 in support of the Auxiliary’s work.

Contact: For more information, please contact the Auxiliary Office at 902-470-8918