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Discovering Settler Perspectives in Tweedsmuir Histories

January 20, 2022 |

To prepare for Living Indigenous: A Woman’s Perspective featuring Sabrina Sawyer from Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation on January 25th, we at FWIO revisited some of our Tweedsmuirs to see how…

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Great Reads by Female Indigenous Authors

January 13, 2022 |

In preparation for our Living Indigenous: A Woman’s Perspective event with Sabrina Sawyer from Mnjikaning (Rama) First Nation this month, we’ve rounded up some great reading from female Indigenous authors!…

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Ginger Cookies

Holiday Cookie Ideas that Everyone Will Love

December 14, 2021 |

Are you ready for holiday baking? Check out our awesome cookie ideas that are sure to satisfy everyone, including gluten-free and vegan options! White chocolate-dipped ginger cookies (pictured). These gorgeous…

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Christmas Cookies

Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

December 7, 2021 |

Are you looking for some last-minute gift ideas? Then look no further! Homemade gifts are always appreciated, and many of them take only a little time and effort. They’re also…

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How to Make Your Gift Wrapping Eco-Friendly

November 30, 2021 |

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many of us are starting to plan our shopping lists! But have you thought about your gift-wrapping yet? Fancy paper, ribbons, and tape…

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How to Support Local this Holiday Season

November 23, 2021 |

Where are you planning to shop this holiday season? Why not see what’s available in your area? So many of our local business owners could use your support! Check out…

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FWIO President Mary Shortt | FWIO |

2021 FWIO Presidential Address

November 5, 2021 |

Watch FWIO President Mary Shortt’s 2021 Presidential Address. Filmed in the historic dining room of the Erland Lee (Museum) Home, birthplace of the first Women’s Institute in the world.

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Soul Cakes

How to Make Soul Cakes: A Medieval Halloween Tradition

October 29, 2021 |

  Have you ever made soul cakes? Soul cakes are one of the earliest Halloween traditions! They date back to Medieval Britain, when they were traditionally made for Halloween, All…

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Petra Wenham | FWIO |

An Evening with Petra Wenham

October 28, 2021 |

Petra Wenham is a trans activist and the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of the UK’s WI Life magazine. Petra recently joined members of the Women’s…

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tiny pumpkins | FWIO |

How to Make the Most of Pumpkin Season

October 22, 2021 |

It’s pumpkin season! Have you been enjoying pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie? While we love those classic favourites, there are so many other ways you can use pumpkin too!…

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Erland Lee Carriage House |

Letters from Edgemont…September 2021

September 30, 2021 |

Fall is in the air here at the Lee and how beautiful it is. The leaves are just starting to change colour and the Erland Lee Museum Committee (ELMC) has…

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Apples in a basket | FWIO |

5 Ways to Use Fresh Apples

September 21, 2021 |

Fall is in the air, and apple-picking season is here! Apple-picking is such a fun activity for the whole family, and a great way to get outside and enjoy some…

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How to Be a Lifelong Learner

September 15, 2021 |

It’s back-to-school season! Even though school days might be in the past for many of us, that doesn’t mean we need to stop learning! It’s great to be able to…

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Celebrating 125 Years of WI!

September 8, 2021 |

The 125th Anniversary of the Women’s Institute is coming up in 2022! Stay tuned for exciting details and learn how you can get involved in the celebrations!

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6 Ways to Use Fresh Blueberries

August 24, 2021 |

Have you gone blueberry-picking lately? Do you have a blueberry harvest that you want to use up before the blueberries start to go bad? Check out our ideas below! Here…

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Connect with FWIO’s Membership & Education Coordinators

August 17, 2021 |

Are you looking to better engage your members? Or encourage women in your community to join your Branch? Let us help you with a virtual or in-person round table program. Talk about…

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10 Ways to Use Fresh Peaches

August 17, 2021 |

Ontario’s peach season is here! Are you looking for ways to use up your fresh peaches? Look no further! We have plenty of ideas, from baked goods to jams, chutneys,…

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Batch Cooking Tips

August 9, 2021 |

We hope you enjoyed our recent video on batch cooking with Jena and Hannah of Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club, thanks to funding from the New Horizons for Seniors Program!…

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How to Preserve Your Summer Harvest

July 26, 2021 |

We all love our fresh fruits and vegetables during the summer, but how can we keep enjoying them throughout the winter? Whether you want to store the bounty from your…

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How to Support Local Farmers this Summer

July 9, 2021 |

Summer is the best time for fresh fruits and vegetables! There’s nothing like the perfect home-grown tomato, a salad made with fresh lettuce from the garden, or a ripe juicy…

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