The Winkler branch of the Boundary Trails Health Centre Auxiliary is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year....


President Nettie Friesen says to this day, it continues to be a successful  organization.

Since the present auxiliary began in 1982, it has raised over $ 316,000.

Over $ 215,000 of that since 2001.

Meantime, Friesen says the auxiliary hopes to raise $46,000 this year to purchase Bariatric equipment for the hospital.

They hope to raise the bulk of that through "Miles for Smiles", their biggest fundraiser of the year.

Meantime, a change in executive.....Friesen has taken over as president from Viola Neufeld,  and Henry Funk has stepped into the role of treasurer.