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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WI Fall WorkshopsPlan now to attend the WI Fall Workshops - further details now available. Registration deadline: October 6. A 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; Annie Lee MacDonald from Canadian Hard of Hearing Association will have a session on hearing called "Pardon Me, What did you say?"; and a food demonstration by Jacquie Laird will round out the evenings.
2017 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts ShowThe 94th Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 9 to 18, 2018.
For preplanning for 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 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 most recent WI Awards Day of the Provincial Exhibition. Congratulations to all winners and exhibitors from the Provincial WI Board of Directors. For a complete list of winners: 2017 Week 1 RESULTS, 2017 Week 2 RESULTS and Special Awards.
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 ContestPEIWI 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. View online for a complete list of the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest winners.
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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