Each spring, the PEI Women's Institute asks Islanders across the province to help with efforts to clean roadsides of litter. This year, the campaign includes specially marked yellow bags to recognize the 45th anniversary of the annual roadside cleanup. Residents and businesses can pick up bags at Access PEI or IWMC sites.
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 three $1,000 prize to fund training and skill development of chosen artists and craft on Prince Edward Island.
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.
Welcome to the PEI Women's InstituteSince 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 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 reviatlize 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.
Online Calender of EventsView WI events by month at a glance. Send details of your branch activities and events by email to be added to the online calendar.
Community Builders - Your StoryWomen’s Institute branches have always provided a layer of connectivity across the Island and is hoped to capture this essence through a community builder book project. Past National President Marie Kenny is looking to combine a collection of stories of past and present WI members who have created legacies on Prince Edward Island. The short stories are to be a maximum of 500 words with the following: a brief bio about yourself, where you are from, where you came from, about your family; how you came to be part of the Women’s Institute movement; what community means to you, some of your involvement and how it has enriched your life; what have you learned from being a WI member, and how being a community builder has changed or inspired you. Submission deadline is January 1, 2019. View online for further details or contact Marie Kenny at email@example.com.
Fall Workshops Completed
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Festive Country Christmas - SOLD OUT (waiting list in effect)Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers will be demonstrating how to make various Christmas arrangements on November 19, 7pm at the Farm Centre. Tickets are $10 and pre-registration is required by contacting the WI office at 902-368-4860.
2018 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show
The 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the provincial exhibition took place in August 9 to 18, 2018. Check out the list of demonstrations for this year. Results for Week 1! Results for Week 2! Special Awards and Prizes! Congratulations to Dianne Coffin for winning this year's Premier's Craft Education Award!For reference for the show please refer to the online handbook.
Founder's Celebration & Cooking Contest Bake OffMark February 13, 2019 in your calenders - details to be announced soon.
Annual Roadside CleanupSee details and winners from the cleanup held on May 12: Cash contest winners! Next Roadside Cleanup in it's 47th year will be held May 11.
WI Provincial ConventionThe 2019 WI Provincial Convention will be held at Slemon Park in Summerside on May 11. Check back for details.
Ongoing PartnershipPEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries 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.