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.
KERMESSE EVENTS for 2017:
Kermesse 2017 Flea Market
Where: Gorsebrook School
When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Kermesse Art Gallery
ANNUAL KERMESSE ART SHOW AND SALE
We expect to have over 100 pieces of art from several award winning Maritime artists.
IWK Auxiliary Art Show & Sale, May 18-27, 2017
The Show and Sale runs for 7 days this year! Over 100 pieces by local artists will be available for sale. Proceeds will support Auxiliary activities for the care and comfort of patients and families at the IWK.
Please join us in May. Come and browse and maybe buy!
Where: Chase Gallery, NS Archives, University Ave., Halifax
When: Opening Reception - Thursday, May 18th, 7-9 pm Show - Friday, May 19th ; Tuesday, May 23rd to Saturday, May 27th, 9 am to 4:30 pm;Wednesday, May 24th, 9am to 9 pm
Art Gallery Raffle: Three beautiful items are part of our raffle this year - a lovely watercolour painting, a hand crafted wood bowl and a queen size handmade quilt. Raffle tickets are available at the IWK gift shop, Biggs and Littles, for $2 each or 3 for $5.
Kermesse Children’s Activities
IWK Quilt Fair & Sale