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Chair to the United Nations for ACWW
Premier with WI members at Government House
Premier Dennis King (left), WI Member Marie Kenny (middle) and Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry (right) commemorate Ms. Kenny's recent appointment as Chair to the United Nations with Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW).

In Australia, WI member Marie Kenny of Brackley WI was appointed as Chair to United Nations for ACWW. Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry, Premier Dennis King, PEI Women's Institute Board members and members of Brackley WI were on hand at Government House to celebrate this recent appointment.

PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Dennis King presented the Premier's Craft Education Award to Kari Ferguson.

Since 1924, the PEIWI has played an integral part in Old Home Week. The PEIWI Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show is an annual competition of arts and crafts submitted from Islanders artisans. The Premier’s Craft Education Award is comprised of up to $3,000 in a cash prize to fund training and skill development of chosen artists and craft on Prince Edward Island.

Period of Purple Crying campaign
Purple Crying campaign
Women's Institute members are invited to click your needles together for PEI babies

Period of Purple Crying® is a prevention program to help educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant. Members are asked to support this program by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps. Hats are still needed. Please inquire or drop off at the WI office.

WHAT'S NEW?

Welcome to the PEI Women's Institute 

Since 1911: The first branch on PEI was established in 1911, the Prince Edward Island Women's Institute (PEIWI) has been creating positive change in our Island communities. Now, with almost 80 branches and with over slightly over 1,000 members, members of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration, education and sharing.

Our Mission:
PEI Women's Institute enrich, education and revitalize women, families, and communities through actions taken by informed and inspired women.

Your Invitation:
We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference. Call 902-629-5989 or email today.

Cooking School: An Island Buffet

An evening of cooking with Margaret Prouse was recently held featuring Island-grown produce, meat, dairy products, and eggs in dishes for weekday meals and special occasions. Participants tasted samples, and took home recipes. For a copy of the evening's recipes please contact the WI office.

Fall Workshops feature Fall Harvest

Mark your calenders for Tuesday October 22 (in Sherbrooke) and Wednesday, October 24 (in Vernon River). Both will be morning sessions starting at 10am. Registration deadline is October 11. members are asked to take their favourite Fall Harvest recipe to share.  Please contact the WI office for further information!

Festive Country Christmas

Alan Preston, of Hearts and Flowers, will be once again leading the annual WI Festive Country Christmas event on Tuesday, November 19 at the Farm Centre. This popular event is an evening of celebration ideas and demonstrations for the holiday season.  Tickets are $15 and available by contacting the WI office at 902-368-4860 or online at Eventbrite.

Youth Cooking Contest!

The sixth Women's Insitute Island Product Cooking Contest is slated for February 12, 2020. Deadline for enteries is December 15, 2019. The Cooking Contest Entry Form is now available!

Annual Roadside Cleanup

Plan now for the 2020 Island wide Roadside Cleanup taking place on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Winners of the 2019 Cleanup Contest

WI Provincial Convention

The WI Provincial Convention is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Hunter River United Church. Check back for details.  During the 2019 Convention award winners were announced.

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner

This year's annual dinner was recently held on Friday, April 12 at the New London Community Complex. Proceeds of over $8,500 was donated to Lennon Recovery House.

2019 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 95th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the Provincial Exhibition took place Friday, August 9 to 17, 2019.  Congratulations to all participants as well as Overall and Class Winners! Special congratulations to Kari Ferguson for receiving the Premier's Craft Education Award from Premier Dennis King.  

WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award

Jessica Reeves from Freetown, PEI was named recently for the WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award. Reeves’s has been instrumental bringing agricultural awareness in the education system, and promoting local produce in her culinary classes. Ms. Reeves has also served on provincial and national organizations through both Atlantic and Canada Young Farmers’ programs known for celebrating excellence in Canadian Agriculture. She has received numerous awards and has been featured as a spokesperson for promotion of agriculture. Ms. Reeves also sits on numerous other national committees, councils and boards within the Agricultural Industry. This recognition is for an Island woman making a major contribution to the PEI agriculture sector and is presented bi-annually by the PEI Women’s Institute.                           

The year of 2018 - Highlights included Senate Medals

12 Senate medals were handed out to the current and past Presidents.  During Founder's Day Celebrations in Februay, The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley awarded medals to twelve recipients of the PEI Women's Institute commemorating the 150th seating of the Senate. These recipients represented the entire WI membership across Prince Edward Island for their "enthusiasm, commitment and sheer hard work for making a real difference in the day-to-day lives of Islanders across the Province".  View here for a full list of recipients and details on this latest accolade. 

Ongoing Partnership

PEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Land to continue valued projects and programs. Thank you on behalf of all branches, members and communities across Prince Edward Island for the continued commitment and support.

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Speaker Series
A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.

 

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