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WI Area Convention Dates 2022

July 22, 2022 | Comments Off on WI Area Convention Dates 2022

These dates will be posted on the upcoming events calendar October 1st, 2022: North Western Area October 11th, 2022: Kingston Area October 22nd, 2022: Southern Area October 24th, 2022: Eastern…

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Covid Update

March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Covid Update

The FWIO Board of Directors has updated Covid guidance as follows: Attendance at all FWIO meetings and events including the FWIO Headquarters and the Erland Lee Museum buildings, no longer…

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Exploring Black History at Ontario Women’s Institutes

February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Exploring Black History at Ontario Women’s Institutes

In recognition of Black History Month, we are taking another deep dive into our Tweedsmuir Histories to see what we can learn about how our members recorded Black history in…

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Ojibwe-Lessons

Discovering Settler Perspectives in Tweedsmuir Histories

January 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Discovering Settler Perspectives in Tweedsmuir Histories

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 | Comments Off on Great Reads by Female Indigenous Authors

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 | Comments Off on Holiday Cookie Ideas that Everyone Will Love

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 | Comments Off on Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

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 | Comments Off on How to Make Your Gift Wrapping Eco-Friendly

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 | Comments Off on How to Support Local this Holiday Season

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 | fwio.on.ca

2021 FWIO Presidential Address

November 5, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 FWIO Presidential Address

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 | Comments Off on How to Make Soul Cakes: A Medieval Halloween Tradition

  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 | fwio.on.ca

An Evening with Petra Wenham

October 28, 2021 | Comments Off on An Evening with Petra Wenham

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 | fwio.on.ca

How to Make the Most of Pumpkin Season

October 22, 2021 | Comments Off on How to Make the Most of Pumpkin Season

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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Letters from Edgemont…September 2021

September 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Letters from Edgemont…September 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 | fwio.on.ca

5 Ways to Use Fresh Apples

September 21, 2021 | Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use Fresh Apples

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 | Comments Off on How to Be a Lifelong Learner

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 | Comments Off on Celebrating 125 Years of WI!

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 | Comments Off on 6 Ways to Use Fresh Blueberries

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 | Comments Off on Connect with FWIO’s Membership & Education Coordinators

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 | Comments Off on 10 Ways to Use Fresh Peaches

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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