The Manitoba Health Auxiliaries Association held it's 63rd annual conference this past weekend.


This year's theme was Caring For Mind, Body, and Spirit.

President Viola Neufeld says in 2008, over 2,800 hundred members contributed over 238,000 volunteer hours, and generated funds around $800,000.

Over the past year the Association has made a point to recognize volunteers.

Neufeld says a new event at this year's conference was an awards lunch, where individual members of the Association were recognized for their work and longevity.

She notes finding new volunteers is a continuing  challenge for health auxiliaries in the province.

~ Wednesday, October 7th 2009 ~