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Teddy Bear & Quincy Book Project

January 19, 2016 |

Each WI Area has been given copies of the book, “Quincy and His Quilt: a Northern Adventure”, as part of a special project to celebrate the 119th Anniversary of Women’s…

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Travel with FWIO This Summer!

January 19, 2016 |

Through our partnership with Collette, FWIO has two exciting travel opportunities planned for this August! Are you attending the ACWW Triennial Conference in England? The pre-conference tour of the British…

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FWIO Annual General Meeting Held in Grimsby

December 20, 2015 |

The Annual General Meeting of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) was held in Grimsby at the Casablanca Winery Inn on November 26th and 27th, 2015.  It was a…

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FWIO Receives Grant to Support Rural Caregivers

November 13, 2015 |

November 12, 2015   Stoney Creek, ON – The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) is developing a Rural Women’s Health Support Initiative, thanks to funding from Community Foundation Grey…

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North Grey WI Celebrates 40 Years

North Grey WI Celebrates 40 Years

June 26, 2015 |

Above: Charter Members of the North Grey WI  Standing: Penny Fenwick (40 year Member), Anne Woods (40 year Member), Marilynn Marshall, Doreen Downs, Carol Davenport (40 year Member), Bonnie Cathrae,…

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On June 22, 2015, WI Members from Algoma Centre District (North Central Area) had an enjoyable day with ladies from the Michigan Association of Family and Community Education (MAFCE).

Algoma Centre District WI Enjoys Annual MAFCE Exchange

June 22, 2015 |

On June 22, 2015, WI Members from Algoma Centre District (North Central Area) had an enjoyable day with ladies from the Michigan Association of Family and Community Education (MAFCE). They…

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Linda Ambrose to Attend Strawberry Social on June 27th

May 28, 2015 |

A Strawberry Social will take place at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 1pm-4pm.   Linda Ambrose will be available to sign her new book,…

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Codrington WI

Codrington WI

February 9, 2015 |

From the organizational meeting on September 15, 1909, in a small brick house to the present time in our welcoming community centre, the ladies of our Institute have been a…

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Ellen Schmalz led this practical ROSE Session, hosted by Howick WI.

Howick WI ROSE Session

October 25, 2013 |

Members of Howick WI (Guelph Area) hosted an evening of MEALS MADE EASY at the Howick Community Centre on May 3, 2013.  The evening began with a social hour and refreshments provided by the Branch.

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Brett Clayton, Janet Clayton and Kim Sauder get busy making ravioli!

Crowland WI ROSE Session

October 25, 2013 |

Crowland WI (Hamilton Area) held a PASTA WORKSHOP on May 6, 2013 with people of all ages in attendance!  The session started with a cheese ravioli lunch, followed by learning how to make ravioli.

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Pictured: Members and guests of Roebuck WI show off their brand new scarves!

Roebuck WI ROSE Session

October 25, 2013 |

Roebuck WI (Kingston Area) held a ROSE Session on SILK SCARF DYEING at the home of a WI Member.  All scarves, dye and equipment were provided.

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Burnstown WI

Burnstown WI

June 13, 2013 |

Burnstown WI’s “Fidget Blankets” have taken the area by storm!  Through learning about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a group was developed to create blankets to help those suffering. Once a…

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Hay Bay WI ROSE Session

April 8, 2013 |

On September 22, 2012, the Members of Hay Bay WI (Kingston Area) hosted a ROSE Session with 25 participants. The morning session included a speaker on “Everything about Tea” –…

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Members of Hay Bay WI

Guelph Area ROSE Session

April 8, 2013 |

Each summer, the Members of Guelph Area serve as Hostesses of the Mountview Women’s Institute Hall at Country Heritage Park in Milton. The ladies set up displays, look after the…

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Members of Calabogie, Burnstown, White Lake and Balsam Hill-Horton Branches

Calabogie WI ROSE Session

April 8, 2013 |

Pictured: Members of Calabogie, Burnstown, White Lake and Balsam Hill-Horton Branches and other community members gather for a photo with author Carol McCuaig (seated second from right), Branch ROSE Program…

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Russell Village WI

Russell Village WI

December 12, 2012 |

There is nothing better than a summer excursion with the ladies you volunteer with! Our trips together are honestly something I look forward to each summer.  It builds friendships on…

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New Dundee Women's Institute

New Dundee Women’s Institute

December 12, 2012 |

Pictured above: Members Marilyn Sararus and Kate Cressman, hostesses of the WI Tea Party, stand in front of the beautifully decorated table. The New Dundee Branch of the Women’s Institute…

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Glengarry District (Eastern Area), which is comprised of Bainsville WI and Picnic Grove WI, held a ROSE Session in November with involvement from the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Glengarry District ROSE Session

December 6, 2011 |

Glengarry District (Eastern Area), which is comprised of Bainsville WI and Picnic Grove WI, held a ROSE Session in November with involvement from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Guest speakers…

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Gowanstown-Peace Women’s Institute (Guelph Area) held a ROSE Session in October with a guest speaker from CNIB.

Gowanstown-Peace WI ROSE Session

November 29, 2011 |

Gowanstown-Peace Women’s Institute (Guelph Area) held a ROSE Session in October with a guest speaker from CNIB.  She spoke about the work done by the organization, common vision problems and…

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Prince Edward District Women's Institute (Trent Valley Area) held three ROSE Sessions

Prince Edward District ROSE Session

October 14, 2011 |

In keeping with the new “BACK 2 BASICS” theme, Prince Edward District Women’s Institute (Trent Valley Area) held three ROSE Sessions on June 3, 2011, in which they learned “How to Make Apple Butter”.

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