Ladies Auxillary

The Dania Ladies Auxiliary was formed in December 1942 to assist in the start of Senior Citizens’ home for elderly Danes and continue their contribution to the residents with:


Ladies Auxiliary puts on a birthday party on the first Wednesday of each month for all the residents celebrating a birthday in that month. The ones with birthdays and their guests are seated at the centre table decorated with lace tablecloths and using our china dishes.  For those over 90, a bouquet of flowers is provided by the Mayor of Burnaby with a letter of congratulations.

The Auxiliary provides the food for the party which consists of Danish sweet buns, Danish pastry and Danish birthday cake. Music is provided during the party and a number of our residents get up and dance with staff members and volunteers.


The Ladies Auxiliary holds an annual Christmas Party for the residents in the dining room on a Saturday afternoon in December. Entertainment is provided by the St.Lucia girls from the Danish Church directed by Ebba Siple. Each resident is given a Christmas present, card and poinsettia plant delivered to their room while they are at lunch. The Ladies Auxiliary has provided decorations for the Home.

  • The Ladies Auxiliary holds two or more fundraisers each year to raise the money to be spent on the residents. They hold the Country Fair in June of each year and the Annual Bazaar in September. The residents from the Home who are able to be transported attend these events with the help of staff or volunteers.
  • With the money we earn, we put on the birthday parties each month, donate money towards the cost of the Music Therapy Program and the music provided at the birthday parties each month. We have recently made a donation to ScandiaCare for the bus.
  • Some of the items purchased by the Ladies Auxiliary in recent years for the enjoyment of the residents.
  • Large screen Television for the lounge
  • a portable sound system
  • outdoor furniture


The Dania Ladies Auxiliary welcome new members. Please contact Rita Craighead if you are interested in becoming a member –



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4175 Norland Avenue,
Burnaby, BC V5G 3S7

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
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