It’s coming up October…

This year seems to have whizzed by! Hard to believe that our fund-raising activities are three-quarters over and we are looking forward – and getting ready – for our Christmas activities. Last year our decorated Christmas trees were a great success and the whole campaign was a lot of fun. Soooo – we're going to do it again!

This year Home Hardware is kindly providing us with 18 trees and already several businesses in town are clamouring for the chance to be a decorator! More news as we progress!


North Hastings District Hospital Auxiliary has launched our 2016 campaign. To reflect our hospital’s need for the following cardiac related equipment all funds raised will go towards the purchase of a Heartstart MRX, Defibrillator and various other components. 

Starting June 25 – July 3, Pepins No Frills will again be providing a venue for our barbecue and Rounding up all grocery purchases at the cash which will go to the Hospital.

The summer continues with the Moose FM Radiothon, August 12-13, barbecue and breakfast. 

September brings back the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie.  From September 12 – 18 watch for the Auxiliary members’ smiling faces to accompany those cookies.  Even if you don’t eat sweets, buy some for a friend and of course, donations are gladly accepted.

Rounding off the year will be the second Annual Festival of Trees, December 3 – 10.  More trees, more variety, wine and cheese and entertainment!

New last year, and hot off the press for this season, Foodland raffle tickets are available while they last.  Draw December 9th at the Wine and Cheese.  Gift cards for Sobey’s, Foodland or Freshco, valued at $1000, $500, and $250  couldn't be more welcome at that time of year. Look out for us at Wheels, Water and Wings, New to You, the Corner Café or speak to an Auxiliary member.

Time to get your volunteering diary out and help fill all the spots to get the campaign up and running!

Volunteer Week – come to the picnic!


Get ahead of the spring season

Come to our picnic at the Corner Café

Given the rotten weather we have not been enjoying up to this point, we are hoping for better things and celebrating in advance of the daffodils! Wear something summery and come prepared for great food, great company and great fun. You can even bring your (grandchildren's) Teddy if you like!

"If you go down in the woods (cafe) today…►

12.00 noon  Saturday April 16th, 2016.



Want to be part of the Auxiliary executive?

We need you! Dianne Martin, Chair of the Nominating Committee is sending this message

We are looking to fill the positions of secretary and director at large starting in May 2016.

The director at large would be involved with the planning of the AGM and  Anniversary dinners.
If you are interested in one of these positions and/or would like more information, please contact Dianne Martin at 613-332-5451 or Please consider taking a role in the Executive.  Encourage your fellow Auxiliary members to become involved as well. 

What a party – what a year!


Deb and Kim cheque (Copy)


October 21st, 2015 was the occasion of our 30th Anniversary celebration dinner. And what a celebration it was!

The Faraday Community Centre was fairly bursting its bricks with happy Auxiliary members and their spouses, partners and friends, many of whom were sporting hats "Casablanca"-style in keeping with our "Here's Looking At You" fund-raising theme. First we enjoyed a wonderful meal, followed by a real musical treat from the ladies of Camaraderie. There were door prizes and a silent auction too

The high spot of the evening, however, was the annoucement by our President Debbie Speck that not only had our fund-raising goal for the year had been met, our fund-raising goal for 2015 AND 2016 was fulfilled. A whopping $100,000 cheque was presented by Auxiliary President Debbie Speck to Kim Bishop, Chair of the North Hastings Fund Development Committee for the purchase of a portable ultra-sound machine, a portable X-ray machine and a blood analyser for the Hospital.

The people of Bancroft, visitors and cottagers too, have always risen to the occasion on the behalf of the Hospital and the Auxiliary wants to thank everyone for this year’s response. Our hospital is a very important asset to our community and we all appreciate how fortunate we are to have it. Thank you SO much everyone!

So let us all pat ourselves on the back. Well done, the Auxiliary! But more than that, well done to everyone who donated. Thank you, Bancroft! This is a generous and warm-hearted community.