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Annual WI Roadside Cleanup
Premier with WI members at legislative assembly
Premier Wade MacLauchlan (left) and Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar are joined by WI members along with Gerry Moore of Island Waste Management Corporation at the Legislative Assembly of PEI.

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.

PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presented the Premier's Craft Education Award to (left to right)Pradeepa Mahawattage and Netnmini Siriwardane during Old Home Week. Missing from the photo is Michelle Holland.

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 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.

2019 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 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.  Deadline for enteries was July 19. 

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.

An Island Buffet

A 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 a "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" craft session. Registration deadline October 11 by contacting the WI office!

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 took place at Slemon Park in Summerside on May 11, 2019.  During the 2019 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.

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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New Branches For more information on applying to open a new branch or about a branch in your area please contact the office at wi@gov.pe.ca or 902-368-4860.

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

 

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Phone: (902) 368-4860
Email: wi@gov.pe.ca

40 Enman Crescent, Room 105
Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6
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