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 45th anniversary of the annual roadside cleanup. Residents and businesses can pick up bags at Access PEI or IWMC sites.
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® 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 InstituteSince 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.
Our 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 EventsView WI events by month at a glance. Send details of your branch activities and events by email to be added to the online calendar.
45th Roadside CleanupCheck out this year's cleanup on May 12 and get all the details on the new yellow bags and cash contest!
WI Provincial ConventionThis year's WI Provincial Convention will feature The Honourable Antoinette Perry, PEI's Lieutenant Governor as guest speaker. Deadline to register is Friday, May 11. Details and registration form now available.
2018 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show
The 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is August 9 to 18, 2018.The handbook is online for 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 great ideas.
Rural Beautification SocietyFor 73 years, RBS have been enhancing the rural landscape of our beautiful Island. A total of $15,000 in prize money will be awarded in 19 different competitions including 4 new competitions for 2018 (Island Dairy Farm Improvement, Community Flower Garden, Commemorative Garden and Youth Garden). For more information, competition guidelines and entry forms, visit the website: peirbs.ca
Ongoing PartnershipPEI 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.
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