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2017 PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan was on hand to present the Premier's Craft Education Award to (R-L) Navanjana Netnmini Siriwardane, and Pradeepa Mahawattage during the WI Awards Ceremony at Old Home Week. Missing from image: 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.

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 over 75 branches and 1,000 members, members of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration and sharing.
PEIWI's Mission: PEI Women's Institute enrich, education and reviatlize 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.

Online Calender of Events

View WI events by month at a glance. Send in your branch events to post online by emailing your activity!

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner 

The 2018 Gala Dinner will be held on Friday, April 13 at Rodd Royalty in Charlottetown. PEI Women's Institute is pleased to announce proceeds will be going to the Prince County Hospital. For tickets, contact any PEIWI Board member or the WI office at 902-368-4860.

WI Roadside Cleanup - 45th Anniversary!

Plan now to participate in the 2018 Roadside Cleanup taking place Saturday, May 12, 2018.

For over 45 years Islanders have taken to roads across PEI and cleaned up trash that has collected over the winter.
  • New this year is a tinted yellow bag to bring attention to be cautious and stop before littering and has replaced our traditional clear bag. The color also celebrates the Cleanup’s 45th anniversary!  Bags can be picked up at Access PEI or IWMC sites.
  • For more informtion on Bag Pick up sites and Cash Contest view under WI's signature events or download the Pledge Sheet here.  

Taking Period of Women's Business. Period. 28 Day Campaign was a huge success!

"Taking Care of Women's Business. Period." saw approximately $5,000 in product/monetary donation for feminie hygiene products for women in need. Check out the 28 Day Campaign Facebook page or view the Campaign page for details on this unique and worthwhile project.
Start collecting for February 2019! 

Founder's Day

Highlights of the most recent Founder's Day Celebrations included medals presented by the Honourable Elizabeth Hubley and cooking contest awards. For links online for complete details.

2018 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 9 to 18, 2018. 

The 2017 handbook is available online for preliminary reference. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award giving three grants of $1,000 each.  The hard copy of the handbook will be available early in the New Year at the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105.
For a complete list of winners: 2017 Week 1 RESULTS, 2017 Week 2 RESULTS and Special Awards.
Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers was this year's feature demonstrator of Festive Christmas arrangements.  View WI's facebook page for a few great ideas.

Island Product Youth Cooking Contest

Do you know someone in grades 7 through to 12 who likes to cook or bake?  This is a perfect contest for them! PEIWI is gearing up for the 4th Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12 with a deadline of December 15, 2018. The final round cookoff event will be held during WI’s Founder's Day in February 2018. Download the entry form or read on for more details and the recipe form.

Rural Beautification Society

For over 72 years, the Rural Beautification Society has been encouraging and rewarding Islanders for being good caretakers of their properties. $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in 16 different competitions such as Farm Home Improvement, Community Building Improvement,Home and Commercial Flower Gardens, Home Owner Vegetable Gardens, Reuse-Recycle-Repurpose and many more!
Competitions Books are available in late Spring at all Access PEI locations, WI Office, Veseys Seeds and many garden centers, or check the Rural Beautification Society website for a complete list of all competitions, entry forms and judging guidelines.

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 For more information on applying to open a new branch or about a branch in your area 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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Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6

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