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, the women 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.
The 93rd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 10 to 19, 2017.
For your reference the 2017 handbook is available online. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award giving three grants of $1,000 each. The hard copy of the handbook is also available in the WI office at 40 Enman Crescent, Room 105.
Premier Wade MacLauchlan was on hand to present the annual Premier's Craft Education Awards (PCEA) during the WI Awards Day of the Provincial Exhibition. PCEA winners included (r to l): Navanjana Netnmini Siriwardane, Premier MacLauchlan and Pradeepa Mahawattage. Missing from photo is PCEA winner Michelle Holland. Other Special Awards were also presented and are listed in the accompanying image. Watch next week for a complete list of other special prize winners. Congratulations to all winners and exhibitors from the Provincial WI Board of Directors.
Also available: Additional information and Demonstration Schedule including 2017 Week 1 RESULTS and 2017 Week 2 Results. and a list of Special Awards.
Roadside CleanupThank you to all who particiapted in the 2017 Roadside Clean up on Saturday, May 13. 2017 Contest Winners are now listed!
Watertank Donation for KenyaDuring last year's Provincial Convention PEIWI members collected funds to donate a watertank to a community in Kenya. To read more...
Quilt Raffle for Western Region Hospitals
Tickets are available on this gorgeous prize winning hand stitched quilt. Tickets are only $5 and available from provincial Board members or by visiting the WI Office. Proceeds to Western Hospital in Alberton and the O'Leary Community Hospital. Draw will take place September 6.
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!
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.
Rural Beautification SocietyPrince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society Launches 2017 Competition Book.
For 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 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 Island Product Cooking ContestPEIWI is gearing up fpr 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. View online for a complete list of the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest winners.
Fall WorkshopsA variety of topics will be explored this fall, including the following sessions and speakers: John Robertson of "The Butler Is In" a segment airing on CBC radio, will speak on protocols; AnnieLee MacDonald from Canadian Hard of Hearing Association will have a session on hearing called "Pardon Me, What did you say?"; and a food demonstration will round out the evenings. All sessions will be offered at three locations across PEI in October. Check back for complete details. For those wishing more information from past workshops please refer to our "Speaker Series" listing to contact the speakers.
WI Active Like A Girl Walk/RunThe 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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