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2015 PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents a Special Award to Marlene Coles for Best Hand-quilted Quilt
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents a Special Award to Marlene Coles for Best Hand-quilted Quilt during WI Awards Ceremony at Old Home Week.

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 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.



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.


Roadside Cleanup

This year's roadside clean up is slated for Saturday May 14! Complete details here including how to win $100!

2016 Provivincial WI Convention 

This year’s PEIWI provincial convention will be held at the Stratford Town Hall on March 28th.  For the first time PEIWI will be offering members and branches an opportunity to book a table to showcase and or sell items.  The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), Canada Representative leader, Sheila Needham will be the keynote speaker. Registration Form now available - deadline is May 13!

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner

PEI Women's Institute supports Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) through 
This year's fundraising dinner, on April 15, was a huge success. Thank you to all donated, purchased tickets or volunteered.  Proceeds will be donated to the PEI Ground Search and Rescue - the donation will be presented at the PEI Provincial Convention on May 27.

2016 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 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!

Rural Beautification Society Competiton

For over 70 years, the PEI Rural Beautification Society has been encouraging and rewarding Islanders for enhancing the rural landscape on PEI.  $15,000 in prize money will be presented to individuals, community groups and businesses in a variety of competitions for property improvements, new construction and various gardening projects. View online a complete listing of competitions, guidelines and entry forms or pick up a Competition Book at the PEI Women’s Institute Office, Charlottetown or any Access PEI location.

WI Mentoring Kitchen - Pilot Project

Are you interested in budgeting, purchasing and cooking your own nutritious home made meals with a mentor? Join us in at a a pilot project with PEI Women’s Institute’s WI Caring Kitchen Series! View the information page and register using the registration form. Open to all ages and registration is limited! 

WI Cooking Contest

PEIWI 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.

WI Active Like A Girl Walk/Run

Thank 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 or the PEI Road Runners website.

Ongoing Partnership

PEI 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 or 902-368-4860.

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


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