Since 1924, the PEIWI has played an integral part in Old Home Week. The PEIWI Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show is an annual competition of arts and crafts submitted from Islanders artisans. The Premier’s Craft Education Award is comprised of three $1,000 prize to fund training and skill development of chosen artists and craft on Prince Edward Island.
Period of Purple Crying® is a prevention program to help educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant. Members are asked to support this program by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps. Hats are still needed. Please inquire or drop off at the WI office.
Since 1911: The first branch on PEI was established in 1911, the Prince Edward Island Women's Institute (PEIWI) has been creating positive change in our Island communities. Now, with over 75 branches and 1,000 members, members of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration and sharing.
PEIWI's Mission: PEI Women's Institute enrich, education and reviatlize women, families, and communities through actions taken by informed and inspired women.
We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference. Call 902-629-5989 or email today.
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Founder's DayThe Board invites all to Founder's Day Celebrations commemorating Aldaide Hoodless and her formuation of Women's Institute in Canada. This year’s event will feature Alice Taylor with a presentation on Health & Wellness, Marie Kenny with an Interactive Abstract Art activity, Bethany Vessey, RD with a presentation on “Fad Diets/Lifestyle - Find Out How to Choose the Right Path for Optimal Health”, and Jana Shaw with a Chocolate Making Demonstration.
A reception will take place at 5pm with light refreshments, and final results of the Island Product Youth Cooking Contest will be announced. A special guest will be onhand for another presentation during the Open House. Details announced soon.
Pre-registration is required by contacting the office. The deadline for registration is February 7th. (Early registration is encouraged to ensure art supplies.)
2018 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show
The 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 9 to 18, 2018.
The 2017 handbook is available online for preliminary reference. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award giving three grants of $1,000 each. The hard copy of the handbook will be available early in the New Year at the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105.
For a complete list of winners: 2017 Week 1 RESULTS, 2017 Week 2 RESULTS and Special Awards.
Alan Preston of Hearts and Flowers was this year's feature demonstrator of Festive Christmas arrangements. View WI's facebook page for a few great ideas.
Island Product Youth Cooking Contest
Do you know someone in grades 7 through to 12 who likes to cook or bake? This is a perfect contest for them! PEIWI is gearing up for the 4th Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12 with a deadline of December 15, 2017. The final round cookoff event will be held during WI’s Founder's Day in February 2018. Download the entry form or read on for more details and the recipe form.
Roadside CleanupPlan now for the 2018 Roadside Cleanup taking place Saturday, May 12, 2018. 2017 Contest Winners!
Taking Period of Women's Business. Period.Taking Care of Women's Business. Period." was a huge success! Thank you PEI! Check out the Facebook link to this unique and worthwhile project.
Start collecting for March 2018!
WI Island Product Cooking ContestView online for a complete list of the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest winners from February 2017.
Spring Is in the Air Gala DinnerThe 2017 Gala Dinner held on April 7 at Red Shores in Charlottetown was a great success. PEI Women's Institute is pleased to announce proceeds will be going to the Community Hospital in O’Leary and the Western Hospital in Alberton. The presentation of $8,310 to each hospital took place June 3 in Summerside.
Pam Cook was the lucky ticket winner during the recent draw for the prize winning hand stitched quilt. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Western Hospital in Alberton and the O'Leary Community Hospital.
Rural Beautification SocietyFor over 72 years, the Rural Beautification Society has been encouraging and rewarding Islanders for being good caretakers of their properties. $15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in 16 different competitions such as Farm Home Improvement, Community Building Improvement,Home and Commercial Flower Gardens, Home Owner Vegetable Gardens, Reuse-Recycle-Repurpose and many more!
Competitions Books are available in late Spring at all Access PEI locations, WI Office, Veseys Seeds and many garden centers, or check the Rural Beautification Society website for a complete list of all competitions, entry forms and judging guidelines. www.peirbs.ca
WI Active Like A Girl Walk/Run The run is scheduled again for fall of 2018. 2016 results are at www.runningroom.com or the PEI Road Runners website.
Ongoing PartnershipPEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to continue valued projects and programs. Thank you on behalf of all branches, members and communities across Prince Edward Island for the continued commitment and support for this upcoming year.
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