Women Empowered WI

St. Catharines

L2M 7W7



Meeting Times: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 pm unless otherwise announced

Main Focus:

Community Service, Advocacy, Education and Social Networking. As a Branch of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario, a not-for-profit, charitable organization, working with and for women in urban, rural and small town Ontario, we offer educational programming and community support; advocate for social, environmental and economic change, and work towards the personal growth of all women, for home and country. We envision an Ontario where women work together for safe, healthy communities and pursue an enriched and balanced lifestyle. We are a non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-racial organization. For more information, please contact us or come out and join us for an interesting evening of fun and social interaction.

Additional Interest:

Each month the Women Empowered WI will host a ROSE Program – Reaching Ontario, Sharing Education.  These educational programs are open to the public.  ROSE Programs seek to increase awareness of important social issues and healthy living; heighten the visibility of community, rural and urban issues and improve the status of women. Everyone is welcome.

Branch Secretary: Terry Biggar

Branch Contact:
Rosemary Evangelista


Phone: 905-324-2858

Branch Officers:

President - Rosemary Evangelista
Secretary - Terry Biggar
Treasurer - Crystal Taylor
Director - Margaret Byl

Latest News:



June 22, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm

Grantham Lions Club

732 Niagara Street, St. Catharines, Ontario

Prevention – Awareness – Mental Health – Education

Open to the Public – Donations Accepted – Fundraiser for Pathstone Mental Health

Join us for a guided meditation with Gordon Ellison, Spiritual Medium and

Keynote Speaker Krystal Snider from Collaborative Community Solutions




Sexy Over 40 & Loving It – Feb 11/20

International Women’s Day Expo – Mar 8/20

Cause four Paws – May 23/20

See below for details!

Listen to our Cuaussr PSA, which plays daily on The River, 105.1!

Upcoming Events – Watch for Details:  

Valentine Social – February 11th

Cost:  $15.00 per person Speaker:  Andrea Leja “Sexy Over 40 & Loving It”

Light Refreshments – Chocolate & Strawberry Delights

International Women’s Day Expo –  Sunday, March 8th


In Support of Brock University & the 2021 Canada Games 

Speaker:  Prof. Julie Stevens – Brock Professor of Sport Management

& Special Advisor to the President of the Canada Games

Vendors, Speakers, Penny Sale

Vendors Welcome – Contact wewi18expo@gmail.com

Cause Four Paws – Saturday, May 23, 2020

In Support of the Humane Society & Animal Rescue

Thanks to the ladies who participated in our Holiday Door Swag Workshop

 Hosted by Women Empowered WI at the Grantham Lions Club on Niagara Street in St. Catharines. 


October 8, 2019

https://st. catharines.com/events/view/1279169

Thanks for coming out and making our event a success!

Grantham Lions Club

7 pm  to 9 pm
732 Niagara Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2M 7W7

Event Description

Everyone is welcome.

Hosted by Women Empowered WI

 Contact:  Margaret Byl

Phone:  905-328-1342


Contact Email:   womenempoweredwi@gmail.com

Thank you to:

Pathstone Mental Health

 Navy League Cadets Canada

Fort Erie Navy League Cadets

Grantham Lions Club


 Thank you to everyone that attended the Summer Herb Garden Workshop and

Sunshine Express Garden Centre for making it a resounding success!

Our May meeting will be held at the home of Terry Biggar.  Contact us if you wish to join us!

Our International Women’s Day Expo Silent Auction & Donation was given to the Pathstone Foundation in support of Mental Health Awareness.

https://st. catharines.snapd.com/events/view/1235524

www.105theriver.ca       www.101morefm.ca


Scroll down to see our registered vendors




Christian Perras – “Relieving Stress with Financial Clarity for Women” 

Janice Campopiano  – “Managing Anxiety in the Business World”

Rosemary Evangelista – “Healthy Living”

Lisa Ellis – “ You attract what you believe you are”

Margaret Byl – “Women’s Institutes, who we are and what we do”

Shannon Mitchell   – “Young Women in Politics: Identifying and Breaking Barriers”

Monika Patterson – “Gillian’s Place, support for women & children who have experienced abuse”

Timothy Housser  – “Your Life Your Legacy (Taking Away Your Anxiety)”

Scroll down for our current list of Vendors

2019 International Women’s Day Expo

Registered Vendors and Exhibitors in Alphabetical Order

 (Subject to change without notice) updated February 21, 2019 @ 6:52 pm


ADELAIDE HUNTER HOODLESS HOMESTEAD – Birthplace of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless was purchased by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada in 1959 and restored as an historic site.  Owned & operated by FWIC/WI CANADA, it also houses the national office.

ARBONNE – Skincare, nutrition & cosmetics.  All pure, safe & beneficial. European guidelines, Vegan and Gluten free.


BOOST YOUR HEALTH WELLNESS CENTRE – Offers various  bilingual motivational  workshops and retreats.  Lisa is a Reiki Master/Teacher ~ Energy Healer ~ Yoga Teacher~ Life Coach ~Certified Hypnotherapist and a Psychic Medium.


DESIGNS BY Diane (Bella) –  one-of-a- kind essential and non-essential oil bracelets, charms

DESIGNS BY RITA & Ev – Doll clothes, aprons and knitted dog apparel

DIGNITY MEMORIAL – Life well celebrated

doTerra–  purse size essential oils

DREAM CHAIR MASSAGE – is a mobile onsite massage service for businesses & events

EDWARD JONES – Financial Clarity for Women with Christian Perras

EPICURE – spices, seasonings, gourmet delights & more

ERLAND LEE MUSEUM HOME – Birthplace of the Women’s Institutes est. 1897 owned & operated by Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO)

ESSENCE OF YOU – crystals, smudging items, pendulums, crystal jewelry, colour light facial treatments, clairvoyant mediumship readings by Venessa Hurst

FROM MY KITCHEN –  Homemade Jams and Jellies.  No sugar added jams.

GILLIAN’S PLACE – 24/7 Support line 905-684-8331 for women & children who have experienced abuse

HARDT DESIGNS – Ladies fashions, jewellery and purses

HEALING WITHIN “BODY, MIND & SPIRIT” – Connecting to Spirit to bring forth messages to their loved ones left behind

HEALTHY PAWZ-  All natural gourmet dog treats & products

HIPPY CHIC JEWELS – is all about one-of-a-kind jewellery, hair accessories, ornaments and greeting cards.

HOLLYWOOD EYE MAGIC  –  with Michelle, Beauty Consultant

INTUITIVE READINGS WITH SUSAN WINNING – Tarot card readings along with Mediumship.  Selling of Divining Rods.

JADE’S PET GROOMING & GOURMET TREATS – Organic dog and cat treats, toys and grooming products including shampoo, toothpaste etc.

JAQUI CREATIONS – Toys, Tea Cozies, Knitted products


KAREN’S COOKIE JAR – Iced sugar cookies

K&L CRAFTS – We offer hand-crafted diamond paintings, car decals, personalized mugs, t-shirts and more!

MAGNOLIA AND VINE – Interchangeable purses, snap jewelry and accessories

MARY KAY  – Nourished, younger looking skin with award winning products.  Chromafusion colour – 12 hour shadows for 24 hour women.  Personalized customer service!

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS  – Information table

MELALEUCA – natural health and cleaning products for the home & family

MORNING SUN ENERGY HEALING – Reiki energy healing therapy, that promotes relaxation and balance in mind, body and soul.


NORWEX – Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes while saving time and money

ORIGAMI OWL – Style & Design with Tammy –  Lockets, Charms and fashionable high end jewellery

OMA’S CAULDRON – Caramel Corn

PAMPERED CHEF – Kitchen, gourmet and home products

PARK LANE JEWELLERY & SCARVES – Fashions designed by Lorie Tokolo

POSH GALS LEGGINGS & MORE – stylish leggings and more.

PURPLE SHAMROCK CREATIONS – Fine handmade knit & crochet items, baby items, blankets, sweaters, totes, hats & scarves

RACHEL CLARKE-SMITH – Offering therapeutic massage and the gentle healing energy of Reiki.  A natural way to wellness.

READINGS BY ROSEMARY & MARGARET – tarot, angel cards, photographs and pendulum readings

REVITAL U –Smart Coffee. Find out how simple it is to lose weight and feel great drinking coffee.

ROYAL LEPAGE – Janice Campopiano Sales Representative

SCENTSY – Fragrances and products for the home

SHAKLEE CANADA– is a health and wellness company.  They are committed to providing products that are in harmony with nature.

SMITTENS OF NIAGARA – upcycled wool sweaters made into mittens out of the wool & wool dryer balls

SOOTHING PETALS– herbal ointments, handmade soaps, hand lotions, lip balms, essential oils & gemstone bracelets.

SPIRITED CREATIONS BY LINDA – I am a Medium/Tarot Reader.  I have been gifted with being able to talk to Spirit, both human and animal.

SUMMER OF LOVE CREATIONS – Handmade concrete statuaries/ornaments for home, patio and garden

THE RIVER NIAGARA 105.1 – www.105theriver

THIRTY ONE GIFTS – Fun and functional organization all for you, your home & family! From totes to purses to home décor and so much more!

THRIVE MIND, BODY & SOUL – Thrive is a metaphysical boutique offering crystals, pendulums, sage, incense, singing bowls and more.

TUPPERWARE, Sarah Robbins Consultant – Helping women start their own home business.  Tupperware for cooking and storing food products.

TWO LIL DOGGOS –  Dog walking bags, poop bag dispensers, leash accessories, wood signs

VOXXLIFE – Wearable neurotech that improves strength, balance, mobility and range of motion

WOMEN EMPOWERED WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – Learn more about the Women’s Institutes; community service, socializing and networking with women.  Non-profit, Charitable organization – a branch of FWIO & member of WI Canada/FWIC

Celebrating 122 Years of WI, Members of Beamsville WI, Virgil WI & Women Empowered WI donated Comfort Bears to Gillian’s Place on February 19, 2019


Valentine Tea Cancelled due to weather – watch for our Spring Tea on April 9th!

International Women’s Day Event – Niagara Falls Optimist Club Hall

Applications are now being accepted for vendor/exhibitors.  WI Members receive a $5.00 discount!


Thank you to Christian Perras for a great  presentation!


We had a great time making light-up snow globe center pieces!



Make your own Holiday Centerpiece on December 11, 2018

Call us to reserve or your seat by Dec. 6th or order your tickets online at https://stcatharines.snapd.com/events/view/1206060

Thanks Julie for an informative & interesting presentation!


Our meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month

at Grantham Lions Club, 732 Niagara St., St. Catharines

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Thanks for sharing your visions!

Join us for our First ROSE Program of the New Year!  Janice Campapiano is our Guest Speaker!

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Christmas 2017 ROSE Program

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Lyme Disease Workshop Discussion

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FWIO President Margaret Byl and Members of Lincoln District – Women Empowered WI, Virgil WI and Beamsville WI plant WI Anniversary Rose Bushes donated to Montebello Park in St. Catharines.


On April 24, 2017 the new executive of the Women Empowered WI were installed.  President – Rosemary Evangelista, Secretary/Treasurer Michelle Brusutti and Director, Margaret Byl.


Members and guests at the first meeting of the Women Empowered WI!

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The inaugural meeting of the Women Empowered WI took place on Thursday, April 14th at 7 pm at Roberto’s Pizza Passion, 22 Facer St., St. Catharines.

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Meet the Executive from left to right : Renata Minniti, Secretary; Natalia Chioroglo, Treasurer and Rosemary Evangelista, President

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An information meeting was held at Roberto’s Pizza Passion on Facer St. in St. Catharines on March 17th.  Thank you to everyone that attended, and look forward to seeing those that were not able to make it.