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 a $3000 prize to fund training and skill development of the chosen crafter 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 Institute
Since 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. With close to 80 branches and 1,000 members, the women of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration and sharing.
We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference.
Taking Period of Women's Buisness. Period.
PEIWI is proud to announce they have a newly WI stamped campaign of "Taking Care of Women's Business. Period." Thank you to the tireless efforts of originator Tracey Comeau for developing this initiative, inspiring so many donors, and giving the gift of dignity to so many.
Join online at https://www.facebook.com/28DayCampaign/ for more details and be sure to drop off your hygiene products to a Murphy's Pharmacy near you for only the month of March. Take a fun picture of yourself, group or business with your donation and post to the #28DayCampaign or #PEIWomensInsitute facebook page!
Spring Is in the Air Gala DinnerThe 2017 Gala Dinner is slated for Friday, April 7 at Red Shores in Charlottetown. PEI Women's Institute is pleased to announce proceeds will be going to the Community Hospital in O’Leary and the Western Hospital in Alberton. For tickets please contact the office at 902-368-4860.
Roadside CleanupThe 2017 Roadside Clean up will be held Saturday, May 13! Cash prizes winners were announced for 2016!
WI Island Product Cooking ContestPEIWI hosted the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12. The final round cookoff event was held during WI’s Founder's Day on February 15, 2017. View online for a complete list of winners.
2017 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts ShowThe 93rd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 10 to 19, 2017. Check out the 2016 RESULTS including People Choice Awards for both weeks!
For your reference the 2017 handbook is available online. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award -with three grants of $1,000 each. The hard copy of the handbook is available in the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105.
Fall WorkshopsA variety of topics were explored in this year's Fall Workshops, including the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan, personal budgeting, and a hands on trendy art project. For those wishing more information please refer to our "Speaker Series" listing to contact the speakers.
WI Active Like A Girl Walk/RunThe 2017 run is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2017!
2016 results are at www.runningroom.com or the PEI Road Runners website.
Ongoing PartnershipPEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry 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 for this upcoming year.
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Speaker Series A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.