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Chair to the United Nations for ACWW
Premier with WI members at Government House
Premier Dennis King (left), WI Member Marie Kenny (middle) and Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry (right) commemorate Ms. Kenny's recent appointment as Chair to the United Nations with Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW).

In Australia, WI member Marie Kenny of Brackley WI was appointed as Chair to United Nations for ACWW. Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry, Premier Dennis King, PEI Women's Institute Board members and members of Brackley WI were on hand at Government House to celebrate this recent appointment.

PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Dennis King presented the Premier's Craft Education Award to Kari Ferguson.

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 up to $3,000 in a cash 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 over 70 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, educate 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.

Youth Cooking Contest!

The sixth Women's Insitute Island Product Cooking Contest is slated for January 22, 2020. Deadline for enteries was December 15, 2019. We are pleased to announce Chef Michael Smith will be the head judge for this year's competiton.

Taking Care of Women's Business. Period. 28 Day Campaign

Get your family or friends together, or do it individually, and collect feminine products for foodbanks across PEI in the month of February.  Simply drop your collections off to any Murphy Pharmacy across PEI, Mainstreet Pharmasave in Souris or the WI office at 40 Enman Cresent during the month of February!  The campaign wraps up February 29.

Youth Art Class - Join Marie Kenny during March Break!

An art workshop for children ages 8 to 10 will be held with artist Marie Kenny. Participants will develop a colour wheel and complete a small and a larger canvas.  Registration is limited to 15 participants. Register by March 3, 2020 with the PEI Women’s Institute Office at wi@gov.pe.ca or call 902-368-4860.
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (Storm date: March 18)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: 40 Enman Crescent – Room 149, Charlottetown
Cost: $10.00 (supplies included, please bring bagged lunch)

2020 Founders Day Celebrations

This year's celebrations will take place February 12, 2020 at Milton Community Hall - view online for a complete list of details. (Storm date February 13, 2020)

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner

This year's annual gala dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 at Rodd Charlottetown with proceeds to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Cancer Treatment Centre for a Radiation CT Scanner. Tickets are $75 each and and available from board members or by contacting the WI office at 902-368-4860.

Annual Roadside Cleanup

Plan now for the 2020 Island wide Roadside Cleanup taking place on Saturday, May 9, 2020. Check back on details! In the meantime, here is a list of Winners of the 2019 Cleanup Contest

WI Provincial Convention

The WI Provincial Convention is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2020 at the Central Queens United Church. Check back for details.  During the 2019 Convention award winners were announced.

2020 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 97th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the Provincial Exhibition takes place Friday August, August 14 to 21, 2020. The 2020 Handguide is now available, and a new online fillable form can be downloaded and filled in, and sent via email to the WI Office
ATTENTION FOOD EXHIBITORS - new for 2020:
All food entries – regardless of placing MUST be picked up at the Farm Centre (420 University Avenue) on Monday, August 10th between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  In an effort to reduce waste, photos will be taken of all first, second, and third place entries, and will be featured in a slideshow at the Exhibition Centre.


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.  This award will be presented again in 2021.                      

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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