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 47th 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 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.
2019 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts ShowThe 95th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the provincial exhibition will take place Friday, August 9 to 17, 2019. The official 2019 show guide is available online or drop by 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105 for your copy. (If you email the online fillable form, please ask for confirmation to ensure we did receive it. Deadline is July 19 for entries.)
PEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again offer demonstrations during Old Home Week on origami, henna, foam crafts, hair braiding, recycling cards, paint demonstration, iris folding, rock medallions, glass etching, basket weaving and applique. Please view online for the complete schedule.
In addition to the demonstrations, PEIWI is pleased to also organize two free workshops. “How to make corners in quilting” will take place Friday August 9 at 1.30 to 3.30pm. The second session “Let’s colour the world” will be on Saturday August 10 at 1.30 to 3.30pm and features painting agriculture themes. To register, please contact PEIWI Office by calling 902-368-4860 or emailing email@example.com by July 19.
An Island BuffetA cooking class with Margaret Prouse is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown. This event must have 100 pre-registered participants in order to go ahead. Registration deadline is Friday, October 4th. Please note tickets will not be for sale after October 4th.
$10.00 per person. Check back to puchase online. Tickets also available at the WI office by cash or cheque. Payment will not be taken at the door the night of the event.
Fall Workshops are coming up!Mark your calenders for Tuesday October 22 (in Sherbrooke) and Wednesday, October 24 (in Vernon River). Both will be morning sessions starting at 9am. Topics include "A few of my favorite dishes" featuring local products, and "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle". Details coming soon!
Annual Roadside CleanupThis year's Island wide Roadside Cleanup took place on May 11. Winners of the Cleanup Contest are now available!
WI Provincial ConventionThe WI Provincial Convention took place at Slemon Park in Summerside on May 11, 2019. Visit for a complete list of this year's winners!
Spring Is in the Air Gala DinnerThis 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.
WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition AwardJessica 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 PartnershipPEI 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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