The Canadian Chapter has over 200 members from coast to coast. The bulk of the membership is Ontario, although we do have affiliates on the east and west coast.
The ‘women behind the men’, the backbone of the industry, whose support, hard work and sacrifice make success possible for many showmen past and present.
The auxiliary’s founding purpose was to foster friendship and support for one another. Camaraderie is essential for these ladies who spend so much time away from home.
As they became more organized they began creating ways to achieve their goal.
Every year through rummage and bake sales, dinners, raffles and various special events, money is raised and contributed to many varied organizations such as:
- Hamilton General Hospital Burn Unit
- The Daily Bread Food Bank
- Princess Margaret Hospital
- Foster Parents Plan
- Epilepsy Association
- Bloorview Children’s Hospital
- Dr. Rygel’s Home for the Mentally Retarded
- Interval Participation House
- Mount Carmel Church
- The Showmens League Fund
The Ladies Auxiliary – Canadian Chapter was formed on March 25th, 1963. Their first official meeting on that date took place at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto. Fifty five years later and it is still going strong.