Charity blossoms at Rocky Mountain Village

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Rocky Mountain Village is at it again.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Rocky Mountain Village Rosa Rocca

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Rocky Mountain Village Rosa Rocca

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Rocky Mountain Village is at it again.

As is their annual tradition they are in the midst of preparing Mother’s Day gifts to be given to each of the women that call the Rocky Mountain Village (RMV) home.

This dedicated group of ladies started out as the Ladies Auxiliary to the Tom Uphill home 20 years ago, and subsequently moved to RMV. They hand out gifts on every special occasion, Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day,  Father’s Day and even manage to remember the birthdays of all of the residents. In doing so, they bring joy on those special occasions to many, especially those that may not have family nearby to celebrate with.

On Father’s Day this year, each of the gentlemen residing at RMV will be receiving a straw hat to wear to their annual barbeque, which is hosted by the Lions’Club.

This small group of seven is made up of Wilda Quail, president, Celia Roccamatisi, secretary, Doreen Neidig, treasurer, Gloria Blakey, Char Leffler, Joanna Pitt, and Rosa Rocca, some of whom have been with the group since its inception.

Gifts are only the beginning of what these ladies give. Through donations from community groups, most notably the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, Save-On-Foods and Ann’s Independent Grocer, as well as donations bequeathed to the Ladies Auxiliary, larger donations are made possible.

Over the past year, the Auxiliary donated the equipment for the Music and Memories program at RVM, considered beneficial in cases of dementia, which allows the residents to listen to the music they remember through personal playlists and connect to their past.

They have also supplied baking utensils for the baking program and purchased an Alternating Air Mattress.

Last but not least, these ladies give their time to bring joy to many others, and they are always happy to welcome new members. If you have a few hours to spare and would like to be a part of this charitable group, please call Wilda at (250)423-6703.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
43 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

368 cases in the region remain active

Fernie Meat Market owner Mark Brown with the newest addition to his Griz Pins collection. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Griz Days this weekend!

The 44th annual Griz Days will be mostly online

STA members and non-members alike are encouraged to send in photos of their trail adventures. (Photo contributed by Scott Tibballs)
STA plots another trail for Lunch Network

The network will consist of 6km of trail outside of Sparwood

A member of the Avalanche Canada South Rockies field team gathers important snowpack data that is used to produce daily avalanche forecasts for the region. Photo by Jennifer Coulter.
Warming temperatures increase avalanche risk heading into the weekend

Warm temperatures impact conditions, human behaviour

The Elk River Pedestrian Bridge in Sparwood could be at risk without mitigation works. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Sparwood secures grant funding for bridge repairs

The district has secured $703,000 in funding from UBCM

Health Minister Adrian Dix looks on as Dr. Bonnie Henry pauses for a moment as she gives her daily media briefing regarding COVID-19 for British Columbia in Victoria, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
7 additional deaths and 542 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

Provincial health officials reported 18 new COVID-19 cases linked to variants of concern

The City of Vancouver estimates there are 3,500 Canada geese in the city right now, and that number is growing. (Bruce Hogarth)
Help tame Vancouver’s Canada goose population by reporting nests: park officials

The city is asking residents to be on the lookout so staff can remove nests or addle eggs

Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson (Office of the Chief Justice)
Judge questions whether B.C.’s top doctor appreciated right to religious freedom

Lawyer for province says Dr. Henry has outlined the reasons for her orders publicly

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A sample of guns seized at the Pacific Highway border crossing from the U.S. into B.C. in 2014. Guns smuggled from the U.S. are used in criminal activity, often associated with drug gangs. (Canada Border Service Agency)
B.C. moves to seize vehicles transporting illegal firearms

Bill bans sale of imitation or BB guns to young people

BC Housing minister David Eby is concerned that Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter will result in a “tent city” similar to this one in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / Black Press file)
‘Disappointed and baffled’ B.C. housing minister warns of tent city in Penticton

Penticton council’s decision to close a local homeless shelter could create tent city, says David Eby

A recently published study out of UBC has found a link between life satisfaction levels and overall health. (Pixabay)
Satisfied with life? It’s likely you’re healthier for it: UBC study

UBC psychologists have found those more satisfied with their life have a 26% reduced risk of dying

A vial of some of the first 500,000 of the two million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses that Canada has secured through a deal with the Serum Institute of India in partnership with Verity Pharma at a facility in Milton, Ont., on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Carlos Osorio - POOL
Federal panel recommends 4-month gap between COVID vaccine doses due to limited supply

The recommendation applies to all COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in Canada

A vial of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a family doctor office, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 in Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Christophe Ena
Trudeau ‘optimistic’ that timeline for rollout of COVID vaccines can be accelerated

Canada set to receive more than 6M COVID-19 vaccine dose than initially expected, by end of March

Most Read