In January 2013, Ruth Lovell-Stanners spoke about the need of a Residential Hospice for Grey Bruce at a Branch meeting of the North Grey Women’s Institute and received a $500 donation to pursue this project. When the Branch was looking for a project to celebrate Canada 150, they were so inspired that they chose to raise funds for Chapman House. For the past three years, dessert and card parties, small catering events, and other activities have been the avenue for the North Grey Women’s Institute to raise the much needed funds and the culmination was on March 9, 2017 when the Branch presented $5,000 to Scott Lovell of the Grey Bruce Residential Hospice.
The current twenty-two Members are from Clarksburg, the Municipalities of Georgian Bluffs and Meaford, Owen Sound, Wiarton and surrounding area.
Women's Institute is foremost an education focused organization, established in Stoney Creek, Ontario February 19, 1897 there is a long and extensive history of women working to better their communities through education and advocacy. The North Grey Branch offers an annual award to a student furthering their studies at the post secondary level in Family Studies, Community Service or Agriculture at our local secondary schools. We also host workshops and seminars through our ROSE program (Reaching Ontario Sharing Education).
Pictured (L-R): Penny Fenwick, Elaine Catto, Anne Woods, Scott Lovell, Linda Tottenham, Cathy Snider and Louise Armstrong.