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In addition to PEIWI's annual events, from time to time other great sessions and events are added into the schedule.  Also, don't forget to contact your local branch for community events.



Festive Country Christmas is now sold out.

 

 

Bernadette Praught of Bernadette's Flowers will be on hand to show festive decorating on November 29. 2016. Tickets are $10. Simply call the office and reserve on the waiting list.


 


WI Active Like a Girl Walk Run Event Slated for Saturday, September 30, 2017! 

 

 

 

  4 ways to Register:
1) Online: www.runningroom.com by midnight, Wednesday, September 28.
2) In Office: Room 105, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown (8am to 4pm, M-F) by Thursday at 4pm.
3) In Store Location: Charlottetown Running Room, University Avenue.
4) On Race Day: Register by the startline between 8-9:30am


Men, women, girls, boys, families and individuals are invited to commemorate International Day of the Girl by participating in the first ever run or walk race event sponsored by the PEI Women's Institute.  PEI Women’s Institute along with its partners and sponsors encourage all Islanders to engage in active healthy lifestyles and participate in this event on Saturday, October 10, in Cavendish Grove, PEI National Parks.


Distance options of 1km, 2.5km, or 5km, the WI Active Like A Girl event gives the opportunity to walk and/or run in a fun (or competitive, if you wish) environment over the Thanksgiving weekend. For competitive racers, the race is also sanctioned by PEI Road Runners.
 
The first 125 to register will receive a swag bag or T-shirt (TBD) and finisher medal. A barbeque will follow.  The entry fee is $25, $10 for under 14, with proceeds towards education.

Registration can be done online at the www.runningroom.com or in person at the Running Room or the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown. For further information contact the WI office at 902-368-4860or wi@gov.pe.ca.
 
PEI Women's Institute is pleased to partner with Running Room, PEI Road Runners, PEI Home and School Federation, PEI 4-H, go!PEI, and PEI Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR).  

 In addition to volunteering, the Ground Search and Rescue Mobile Command Post will be on display and open to the public for tours and information.

Numerous sponsors have provided a diverse selection of items for the participants including such items as chocolate milk donated by the Prince Edward Dairy Farmers and cookies from Women’s Institutes members. The full list of sponsors can be found on https://www.facebook.com/PEIWomensInstitute and www.peiwi.ca
 
PEI Women's Institute is excited to bring a fun and healthy initiative over Thanksgiving weekend – we hope you can join us.



 

Calling all students!

The following are a list of winners in each category - Appetizer: 1st, Mathew Williams, 2nd, Cassandra MacLeod, and 3rd Gracie Pugh; Soup: 1st Cassandra MacLeod, 2nd Tait Tierney, 3rd Justin Ferguson; Main: 1st Ingrid Wendt, 2nd Miranda McKinnon, and Dessert: 1st Breahanna Callaghan, 2nd Gracie Pugh. Other finalists were unable to attend due to sickness.  All enteries will be listed in the 2nd annual student cooking contest cookbook!

Women’s Institute Island Product Cooking Contest is hosting its second Cooking Contest aimed at students in grades seven through twelve.  

Students are invited to send in recipes which contained at least three agri-based or fishery ingredients.  
Top entries in those categories will be selected to prepare appetizer size portions of their recipe during the final cook off during WI’s Founder's Day in Febuary, 2016.

Judging in the final round was led by Chef Adam Loo of the Merchantman Pub, Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers, and Marie Kenny and National President of Federated Woman’s Institute of Canada.     

Categories included Appetizer, Soup, Main dish, and Sweets. Cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50 will be awarded in each of the following sections:  Appetizer, Soup, Main Dish, and Dessert.

Last year, recipes of winners and those participating were printed in a cookbook and are available for $5. Highlights from last year's receipe titles included Corn Cream Gnocci, Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Parsnip Chips, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Vegetable and Buttermilk Mash, to Islander Stew, Potato Crepes, Beet Cake to Vegetable Chili. 

Pat MacKinnon, Home Economics and Health Convener, along with Helen Dawson, Agricultural Convener, wish to thank the Department of Education for introducing the contest into schools through nutrition and culinary based curriculums as well to participating 4H groups.  They wish to extend a special thank you to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as the overall sponsor. The contest has been organized by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute and is open to all students across PEI.   



Post cards announcing this contest were sent out to classrooms across Prince Edward Island.

If you didn't receive a postcard in your classroom simply visit and print off from these links.

To participate, print this Entry Form and this Recipe Form for each recipe submitted!  



Entry Deadline: December 15, 2015





WI Active Like a Girl Walk Run Event
Was a Huge Success!

 

  4 ways to Register:
1) Online: www.runningroom.com by midnight, Wednesday, October 7.
2) In Office: Room 105, 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown (8am to 4pm, M-F) by Thursday at 4pm.
3) In Store Location: Charlottetown Running Room, University Avenue.
4) On Race Day: Register by the startline between 8-9:30am


Men, women, girls, boys, families and individuals are invited to commemorate International Day of the Girl by participating in the first ever run or walk race event sponsored by the PEI Women's Institute.  PEI Women’s Institute along with its partners and sponsors encourage all Islanders to engage in active healthy lifestyles and participate in this event on Saturday, October 10, in Cavendish Grove, PEI National Parks.


Distance options of 1km, 2.5km, or 5km, the WI Active Like A Girl event gives the opportunity to walk and/or run in a fun (or competitive, if you wish) environment over the Thanksgiving weekend. For competitive racers, the race is also sanctioned by PEI Road Runners.
 
The first 200 to register will receive a swag bag and finisher medal. A barbeque will follow.  The entry fee is $25, $10 for under 14, with proceeds towards education.

Registration can be done online at the www.runningroom.com or in person at the Running Room or the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Charlottetown. For further information contact the WI office at 902-368-4860or wi@gov.pe.ca.
 
PEI Women's Institute is pleased to partner with Running Room, PEI Road Runners, PEI Home and School Federation, PEI 4-H, go!PEI, and PEI Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR).  

 In addition to volunteering, the Ground Search and Rescue Mobile Command Post will be on display and open to the public for tours and information.

Numerous sponsors have provided a diverse selection of items for the participants including such items as chocolate milk donated by the Prince Edward Dairy Farmers and cookies from Women’s Institutes members. The full list of sponsors can be found on https://www.facebook.com/PEIWomensInstitute and www.peiwi.ca
 
PEI Women's Institute is excited to bring a fun and healthy initiative over Thanksgiving weekend – we hope you can join us.






Festive Country Christmas


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 17 for this year’s Festive Country Christmas at Summerside’s Credit Union Place. 7-9pm.  Reserve your spot by calling 902-368-4860. Tickets are $10. 

 


JUDGES' TRAINING WORKSHOP on June 6



PEI Women's Institute is hosting a one-day workshop to train judges of foods or handcrafts for PEI fairs and exhibitions. The training will provide an opportunity for those with experience in sewing, knitting and other handcrafts, or in cooking, baking and home preserving, to hone their skills in judging these exhibits at Island fairs and exhibitions. It is open to new judges, and to those who have had some training but limited experience, either Judges-in-Training or Level 2 Judges.

Workshop leaders will teach the principles of judging, and participants will practice judging classes of exhibits at the workshop. Names of those who successfully complete the training will be added to a list of individuals qualified to judge at this year's fairs and exhibitions.

The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 6, at Royalty Centre in Charlottetown. Registration fee is $10.00 per person, and you are asked to bring a lunch. Morning snack and beverages will be provided.

Please preregister before May 25, indicating whether you are interested in judging foods or handcrafts, by contacting the WI office, 902-368-4860, or wi@gov.pe.ca, or workshop coordinator Margaret Prouse, 902-566-4217, or margaret@islandgusto.com.  Registration applications will also be available soon.
 
PEIWI is pleased to extend a special thank you to Prince Edward Island Association of Exhibitions for their support in this initiative. 

Items are still needed for judging - check out the complete list and if available please drop off items to the Office before noon on June 5.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM HERE





Winners Announced for the first ever
WI Island Product Cooking Contest
for Intermediate & Senior High Students



Recipes poured in from across PEI in the first ever Women’s Institute Island Product Cooking Contest. Students in grades seven through twelve were invited to send in recipes which contained at least three agri-based ingredients from fruits, vegetables, beef, dairy, pork, grain or other PEI products in recipes.   Top entries in those categories were selected to prepare appetizer size portions of their recipe during the final cook off recently held as part of WI’s Festive Country Christmas event at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown  on November 6.  

Judging in the final round was led by Chef Adam Loo of the Merchantman Pub, Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers, and Marie Kenny and National President of Federated Woman’s Institute of Canada.     

Categories included Appetizer, Soup, Main dish, and Sweets. Cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50 were awarded in each of the following sections:  Appetizer -  1st Connor MacAulay 2nd Justin Ferguson 3rd Justin Larsen; Soup - 1st Miranda McKinnon 2nd Class of 215 3rd Ella Conway;  Main Dish -  1st Connor MacAulay 2nd Abbey Saunders 3rd Justin Ferguson; Dessert - 1st Cassandra MacLeod 2nd  Riley Cole 3rd Lauren Ferguson; Other prizes included cookbooks from Chef Michael Smith and a gift bag of prizes from the Dairy Farmers of Canada and Egg Producers.

Recipes of winners and those receiving honorable mention will be available in a cookbook available during February 2015.  Highlights receipt titles include Corn Cream Gnocci, Pumpkin Seed Pesto with Parsnip Chips, Roasted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Vegetable and Buttermilk Mash, to Islander Stew, Potato Crepes, Beet Cake to Vegetable Chili.

Miriam Lank, Home Economics and Health Convener, along with Helen Dawson, Agricultural Convener, wish to thank the Department of Education for introducing the contest into schools through nutrition and culinary based curriculums as well to participating 4H groups.  They wish to extend a special thank you to the Department of Agriculture and Forestry as the overall sponsor. The contest has been organized by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute and was open to all students across PEI.    


To participate, print this Entry Form and this Recipe Form for each recipe submitted!
Entry Deadline: October 17, 2014

 


 

Festive Country Christmas

An evening of Decorating & Entertaining tips.

 

Thrusday, November 6, 2014, 7pm
The Farm Centre, 420 University Ave.
Tickets: $10

Join Jeff McCourt and Alan Preston for a festive evening for
cheese entertaining tips and flower decoration ideas
for the Christmas season.
Door Prizes
Refreshments

 


 

WI Women's Health Expo

Credit Union Place, Summerside
Wednesday October 15 - 6-9pm

6:00 - 6:30 - Visit Interactive Health Stations
6:30 - Presentation #1
7:00 - Presentation #2
7:30 - Presentation #3
8:00 - 9:00 Visit Health Stations and Wrap Up

Mark your Calendars for our 2nd Women's Health Expo!  

This health focused event is hosted by the PEI Women's Institute and Murphy's Pharmacies and will feature interactive health stations and presentations on topics relevant to all women.  Take time for yourself and take action for your health at the 2015 Women's Health Expo!  


The event will feature information on:

- Mental Health
- Nutrition
- Heart Health
- Caring for your Family's Health
- Cancer Screening and Prevention
- Dental Health
- Eye Health
- Hearing Health
- Lung Health
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Many more!

 


 

In addition to PEIWI's annual events, from time to time other great sessions and events are added into the schedule.  Contact your community for community branch events.



"The Women of Confederation" Film Screening July 13 at City Cinema
 
When local filmmaker, artist and BUZZ columnist JoDee Samuelson was a student at UPEI recently, she was struck by the fact women were rarely mentioned in any of the course material.  “It seems women are completely absent from history,” says Samuelson, “except for rare exceptions like Madame Curie, Florence Nightingale, or our own Lucy Maud Montgomery.  I wanted to change that in my own small way.”
 
In Samuelson’s new short animated film, The Women of Confederation, a perky red-haired professor gives a lecture about women’s rights in the year of the Charlottetown Conference. The film answers the question, "What were women doing in 1864".
 
Entertaining and short (8 minutes 30 seconds), this powerful little film is a reminder of just how far women have come in the past one hundred fifty years and the contributions and impact made both locally and internationally.  Today women can do and be anything from an astronaut to a Supreme Court Judge.  "This is worth celebrating!" states Samuelson.
 
The Women of Confederation was produced under the proud sponsorship of the Federated Women’s Institute of Prince Edward Island with a grant from PEI 2014 Fund and assistance from the National Film Board of Canada.  The video launch takes place at City Cinema in Charlottetown with two public screenings at 2pm and 3:15. Reception to take place at 2:30pm. All are welcome.
 

 

 

 

 

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