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 85 branches and well over 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.
2016 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts ShowThe 92nd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 11 to 20, 2016. The handbook is now available online and in the WI Office. It includes new details on the Premier's Craft Education Award -with three grants of $1000 each. Deadline to enter for the PCEA is June
WI Active Like A Girl Walk/RunThank you to participants, volunteers, partners and sponsors for a successful Active Like A Girl Walk or Run event. This year's event is slated for Saturday, October 1, 2016! View this year's race information, routes, sponsor list soon and last year's results at www.runningroom.com or the PEI Road Runners website.
Fall WorkshopsA variety of topics are 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. The evening workshops are scheduled for October 11 in Summerside, October 13 in Charlottetown and October 19 in Montague. Additional details will be available soon.
Roadside CleanupThis year's Roadside Clean up was held Saturday, May 14! Cash prizes winners announced!
Spring Is in the Air Gala DinnerPEI Women's Institute supported Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) through
this year's fundraising dinner held in April. Thank you to all donated, purchased tickets or volunteered. Proceeds of $16,836.15 was donated to the PEI Ground Search and Rescue for further equipment and training.
WI Cooking ContestPEIWI hosted its 2nd Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12. The final round cookoff event was during WI’s Founder's Day on February 17, 2016. Learn more about the Cooking Contest and see the complete list of winners
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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New branches forming For more information on starting a new branch or about the new Charlottetown branch, please contact the office at email@example.com or 902-368-4860.
Speaker Series A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.