Many happy faces ready to use the new sophisticated Mercedes bus.

There’s a new bus in town

Arrow Lakes Auxiliary helps the New Denver Pavilion residents stay mobile

Ryan Willman

Arrow Lakes News

Residents of the New Denver Pavilion will be riding in style thanks in part to a $30 000 donation by the Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary. The money was used to help with the purchase a sophisticated Mercedes bus that will be used to transport Pavilion residents to social events and excursions such as the hot springs or music in the park. The six members of the New Denver auxiliary initiated the funding drive and were able to successfully raise the $80,000 needed to purchase the bus.

The Nakusp Auxiliary generates monies through their efforts at the Nakusp Thrift Shop and uses those funds to support “anything to do with health and upgrading hospital equipment” according to Arrow Lakes Health Care Auxiliary president, Barbra Abbey.

“We are very pleased to do this,” Abbey explains. “The auxiliary works hard together and the thrift shop is a very happy place for people to come and shop and visit, and it is good for the community well-being as well as the auxiliary’s well-being. We feel good about what we do.”

Abbey would like to thank the community for their donations of items to the auxiliary and for helping to make the thrift shop a social place.


“It is not just about the money, it is a whole community well-being and the thrift shop is a very, very healthy place. We have fun, you know, we laugh a lot there.”