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2016 PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents the Premier''''''''s Craft Education Award to (R-L) Marie Kenny, Maur
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents the Premier's Craft Education Award to (R-L) Marie Kenny, Maureen Shea, and Natalie Loo 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 80 branches and 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

The 2017 Roadside Clean up will be held Saturday, May 13! Bags are available this year at IWMC sites only.  Pledge sheet available here to win cash prizes!

Taking Period of Women's Business. Period.

Taking Care of Women's Business. Period." was a huge success! Thank you PEI!
Start collecting for 2018!

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner 

The 2017 Gala Dinner was held on April 7 at Red Shores in Charlottetown and was a great success.  PEI Women's Institute is pleased to announce proceeds will be going to the Community Hospital in O’Leary and the Western Hospital in Alberton. The presentation will take place June 3 in Summerside. Prince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society Launches 2017 Competition Book.

Rural Beautification Society

For 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 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.



2017 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 93rd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 10 to 19, 2017. Check out the 2016 RESULTS  including People Choice Awards for both weeks!  For your reference the 2017 handbook is available online. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award -with three grants of $1,000 each.  The hard copy of the handbook is available in the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105.

WI Island Product Cooking Contest

PEIWI hosted the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12. The final round cookoff event was held during WI’s Founder's Day on February 15, 2017. View online for a complete list of winners.

Fall Workshops

A variety of topics were 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.  For those wishing more information please refer to our "Speaker Series" listing to contact the speakers. 

WI Active Like A Girl Walk/Run

The run is scheduled again for fall of 2018. 2016 results are 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 For more information on starting a new branch or about a branch in your areaplease 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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