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Upcoming Events & Current Fundraising

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 2018 Flea Market

Where: Gorsebrook School
When: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donations will be accepted until May 12, 2018

Annual Kermesse Art Show and Sale

We expect to have over 100 pieces of art from several award winning Maritime artists.

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: May 17 - 26, 2018

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7pm to 9pm

Art Show
May 18, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm
May 22, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm
May 23, 2018, 9:00am - 9:00pm
May 24, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm
May 25, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm
May 26, 2018, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Art Gallery Raffle
Art Show Raffle items to be announced soon. Tickets are available at the IWK gift shop, Biggs and Littles, for $2 each or $3 for $5.

Kermesse Children’s Activities 

Details coming soon.