NW Historical Society Presentation on RCH

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 starting at 7:30 pm
in the auditorium of the New Westminster Public Library at 716 Sixth Avenue, the New Westminster Historical Society will feature the beginnings of RCH. The program is entitled “The Royal Columbian Hospital: 1862 to 2012, a 150-Year Anniversary”.

The Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) started in New Westminster in 1862 at the corner of Agnes St. at 4th St. (then Clement St.) and later moved to its present location in the Sapperton neighborhood of the City in 1889. This presentation will cover the colourful beginnings of the hospital through anecdotes and archival materials from its first decades.

A number of photos will show the early hospital and its growth over the years. This is an important 150 year anniversary story of this prominent institution. Be sure to watch for another presentation in the fall (October) that will offer a wide range of photos of the hospital over its many years of service. Also watch for two cemetery tours later in the summer that link to this topic.

The program is free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to pre-register.

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One Comment on “NW Historical Society Presentation on RCH”

  1. Helen Brown Says:

    Hi, I worked in the lab at RCH from 1958 until 1994. I also graduated from its training program. I have read your wonderful blog and along with a few other long time RCH techs would like to add material that would fill out the lab history that is entered under the heading “it all started with …test tubes…”. Would you please give me some direction as to how to add material or submit material for your blog management to consider adding .
    Thank you. Helen Brown


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