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Gail Irvine Named 2018 Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award Winner

October 19, 2018 |

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in partnership with the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario has announced the winner of its Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award for 2018. Retired sheep…

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125th Anniversary Challenge: Show Us Your Creative Talent!

June 29, 2018 |

A challenge is being issued to WI Members in the creation of a graphic/picture design to be placed on a T-Shirt, but also may be used for a poster or sign…

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History Comes Alive as Live History Pays a Visit to Stoney Creek, Ontario!

June 28, 2018 |

By Jeremy Jagusch   WHO: Live History, A Governor General’s Award nominated international touring theatre company who produces site specific customizable mysteries around the world. WHAT: “The Round Table”, interactive…

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Ontario Recipients of 2018 Erland Lee Award Announced

June 28, 2018 |

Congratulations to Fred Hyde and Bruce Zavitz, the 2018 Ontario recipients of the Erland Lee Award of Appreciation, presented by the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada (FWIC). Fred Hyde was…

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WI Members Raise Over $4,000 for Lyme Disease Research

June 21, 2018 |

Pictured above: FWIO Members with researchers at the University of Guelph. Thanks to the generous donations of WI Members across Ontario, on June 15, 2018, FWIO was pleased to present a cheque…

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Dunrobin Women’s Institute Celebrates 100 Years

June 12, 2018 |

Congratulations to the Members of Dunrobin WI (Carleton District, Eastern Area) who celebrated their Branch’s 100th Anniversary in Dunrobin on May 26, 2018. Over 70 people joined the Members as…

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PRESS RELEASE: Women’s Institute Members Raise Funds for Lyme Disease Research

June 2, 2018 |

Stoney Creek, ON – Lyme Disease has become a growing health crisis in Canada.  Unfortunately, the disease is difficult to diagnose in this country, with more education, proper screening and…

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$100 ROSE Program Grant Available to a WI Branch

March 31, 2018 |

Is your WI Branch hosting a ROSE Session between September 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019? If so, let us know how a ROSE Program grant would make a difference…

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President of Wentworth District Women’s Institute aims to bring another branch to Stoney Creek

March 9, 2018 |

Edith Colling, others hope to form new group for community-focused efforts March 09, 2018 by Laura Lennie, Stoney Creek News The president for the Wentworth District chapter of the Federated…

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FWIO Welcomes New President at 2017 AGM

December 17, 2017 |

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) was held in Kingston at the Ambassador Hotel on November 30th and December 1st. It was a time to…

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Erland Lee Museum Virtual Tour Now Available on DVD

December 12, 2017 |

Let the Erland Lee Museum come to you! A new Virtual Tour was recently created and it is now available on DVD for $15.00. It can be purchased online, through the…

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Ordinary to Extraordinary Book on Sale

December 1, 2017 |

For the month of December, the Canada 150 Book, “Ordinary to Extraordinary” is on sale for $21.00 (tax included).   Please send your order and payment to the FWIO Provincial Office (post…

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Women’s Institute Roses Sold Out!

August 16, 2017 |

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Women’s Institute Rose. We hope you were able to plant and enjoy them throughout the summer. Many were planted at the Provincial Office/Erland…

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Real Life Stories Book Available for Purchase Online

July 28, 2017 |

After a very successful book launch at the FWIO Provincial Conference in Pembroke, the book, Ordinary to Extraordinary: 150 Stories as unique as the women who lived them, is now…

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The Life of the Hall: Mountview Women’s Institute Hall

June 15, 2017 |

“A place for young people to wonder and learn, and for the old to reminisce.” Robert Carbert (Museum General Manager), 1975 Wellington-Halton District Women’s Institute decided to publish a book…

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FWIO Receives Library and Archives Canada Funding to Preserve Historical Documents

June 2, 2017 |

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) are pleased to announce funding from Library and Archives Canada through their Documentary Heritage Communities Program. FWIO has been preserving, digitizing and making…

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FWIO Receives Library and Archives Canada Funding to Preserve Historical Documents

FWIO Receives Library and Archives Canada Funding to Preserve Historical Documents

June 2, 2017 |

This new funding will help FWIO digitize additional Tweedsmuir collections and other records books to be included in the Virtual Archives.

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Statement from the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario

April 6, 2017 |

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) wishes to address an article published on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Simcoe Reformer.  The article describes events in 2011 involving a…

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North Grey WI Canada 150 Project Benefits Grey Bruce Residential Hospice

March 17, 2017 |

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…

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Real Life Stories Book Launch Set

March 2, 2017 |

Your book now has a name – Ordinary to Extraordinary: 150 Stories as unique as the women who lived them.  Thanks to those who sent their story – 350 in…

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