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2016 PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents the Premier''''''''s Craft Education Award to (R-L) Marie Kenny, Maur
Premier Wade MacLauchlan presents the Premier's Craft Education Award to (R-L) Marie Kenny, Maureen Shea, and Natalie Loo during WI Awards Ceremony at Old Home Week.

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 a $3000 prize to fund training and skill development of the chosen crafter and craft on Prince Edward Island.

Period of Purple Crying campaign
Purple Crying campaign
Women's Institute members are invited to click your needles together for PEI babies

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.



Welcome to the PEI Women's Institute 

Since 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. With close to 85 branches and well over 1,000 members, the women of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration and sharing.

We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference.

WI Active Like A Girl Walk/Run 

This year's event is slated for Saturday,  October 1, 2016! New this year - Performance Sport Long Sleeve Shirts! Register by September 9 to get your size!
View this year's race information, routes, sponsor list soon and last year's results at or the PEI Road Runners website.

Fall Workshops

A variety of topics are explored in this year's Fall Workshops, including the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan, personal budgeting, and a hands on trendy art project.  The evening workshops are scheduled for October 11 in Summerside, October 13 in Charlottetown and October 19 in Montague.  Additional details now available.

2016 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show

The 92nd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is underway and runs until from August 11 to 20, 2016. RESULTS ARE NOW IN including People Choice Awards for both weeks!

For your reference this year's handbook is available online and in the WI Office. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award -with three grants of $1000 each.

Roadside Cleanup

This year's Roadside Clean up was held Saturday, May 14! Cash prizes winners announced!

Spring Is in the Air Gala Dinner

PEI Women's Institute supported Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) through 
this year's fundraising dinner held in April. Thank you to all donated, purchased tickets or volunteered.  Proceeds of $16,836.15 was donated to the PEI Ground Search and Rescue for further equipment and training.

WI Cooking Contest

PEIWI hosted its 2nd Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12. The final round cookoff event was during WI’s Founder's Day on February 17, 2016. Learn more about the Cooking Contest and see the complete list of winners

Ongoing Partnership

PEI 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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New branches forming For more information on starting a new branch or about the new Charlottetown branch, please contact the office at or 902-368-4860.

Speaker Series
A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.  


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