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® 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 Island Product Cooking ContestPEIWI will be hosting the 3rd Annual Cooking Contest for students in grades 7-12. The final round cookoff event was during WI’s Founder's Day on February 2017. Details on cash prizes and entry details now available! Deadline to submit recipes is December 15, 2016.
PEI WI Levee on January 1, 2017Start the New Year by attending the third annual Levee with PEI WI Provincial board and Farm Centre board members at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown between 10:30am to 12pm.
Spring Is in the Air Gala DinnerThe 2017 Gala Dinner is slated for Friday, April 7 at Red Shores in Charlottetown. Details to be announced soon. PEI Women's Institute supported Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) through the 2016 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.
Roadside CleanupThe 2017 Roadside Clean up will be held Saturday, May 13! Cash prizes winners were announced for 2016!
2017 WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts ShowThe 93rd Handcrafts, Horticulture, Arts Show at the provincial exhibition is scheduled for August 10 to 19, 2017. Check out the 2016 RESULTS including People Choice Awards for both weeks!
For your reference the 2016 handbook is available online. It includes the details on the Premier's Craft Education Award -with three grants of $1,000 each.
Fall WorkshopsA variety of topics were 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. For those wishing more information please refer to our "Speaker Series" listing to contact the speakers.
WI Active Like A Girl Walk/RunNext year's event is slated for Saturday, September 30, 2017!
View this year's (2016) results 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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New branches forming For more information on starting a new branch or about the new Charlottetown branch, please contact the office at email@example.com or 902-368-4860.
Speaker Series A list of diverse speakers are now available for your branch meetings.