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Chair to the United Nations for ACWW
Premier with WI members at Government House
Premier Dennis King (left), WI Member Marie Kenny (middle) and Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry (right) commemorate Ms. Kenny's recent appointment as Chair to the United Nations with Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW).

In Australia, WI member Marie Kenny of Brackley WI was appointed as Chair to United Nations for ACWW. Lieutenant Governor Antoinette Perry, Premier Dennis King, PEI Women's Institute Board members and members of Brackley WI were on hand at Government House to celebrate this recent appointment.

PEI Women's Institute Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show winners
Premier Dennis King presented the Premier's Craft Education Award to Kari Ferguson.

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 up to $3,000 in a cash prize to fund training and skill development of chosen artists 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.


WHAT'S NEW?

Welcome to the PEI Women's Institute 

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 70 branches and with over slightly over 1,000 members, members of the PEIWI focus on home, family, and culture through collaboration, education and sharing.

Our Mission:
PEI Women's Institute enrich, educate and revitalize women, families, and communities through actions taken by informed and inspired women.

Your Invitation:
We invite you to learn more about the PEIWI and find out for yourself how you can make a difference. Call 902-368-4860  or email today.

WI MASK PROJECT - MASKS NOW AVAILABLE & SEWISTS NEEDED!

PEIWI is pleased to partner with the QEH Foundation for the WI Mask Project and well as Health PEI. Handcrafted masks in bulk are now available for purchase on through the QEH Foundation Website! All proceeds will support the purchase of medical equipment required for the "Ease Back" phase of the QEH COVID-19 response. This fundraiser is the result of volunteer efforts from members of PEI Women's Institute and PEI Mask+Aide. 

For more information, and to purchase masks, please visit the QEH Foundation website: https://www.qehfoundation.pe.ca/wi-mask-project/    Sewists also needed - Please contact the WI office for more information and to receive your Mask Acessory Kit to assist in this great project.


COVID-19 UPDATES from PEIWI

The provincial board of the PEI Women’s Institute (PEIWI) are pleased to enter the next phase in RE new PEI Togehter, and are requesting branch members and their Institutes to adhere to the Renew PEI, Together guidelines from Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Health Officer for PEI. Please view the latest E-Newsletters, listed below, for the most current information from PEIWI pretaining to branches.

Office staff are still available by calling 902-368-4860 or by emailing wi@gov.pe.ca   We are experiencing a higher volume of activity, as a result, response time may be up to 24 hours.

E-newsletters including COVID-19 WI PROJECTS are now available online.

A complete list of WI related projects and E-newsletters for branches and members of the public related to COVID, including the Mask Project, are now available through the following links. Due to COVID-19 newsletters in print format will resume in September 2020.

Annual WI Roadside Cleanup

THANK YOU PEI!  PEIWI was pleased the Roadside Cleanup was rescheduled and took place  Saturday, May 23, 2020.  Thank you to all who participated and to our partners!

WI Provincial Convention - October 27, 2020

The business meeting of the annual WI Provincial Convention has been re-scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2020 at the Rodd Royalty Inn.  Check back for details.

The WI Handcraft, Horticulture and Arts Show is postponed until 2021

The 97th Handcrafts, Horticulture and Arts Show at the Provincial Exhibition is presently schedule for August 2021.  In the meantime check out a video of highlights over the last few decades!
The 2020 Handguide can be used for 2021! and a new online fillable form can be downloaded and filled in, and sent via email to the WI Office

Marie Kenny Community Builder Scholarship

The Board of the PEIWI is delighted to announce a new scholarship for graduating grade twelve students.   We are now accepting applications for the Marie Kenny Community Builders Scholarship, officially launched at the 2020 WI Founders Day Celebration.
 
"This scholarship`s focus is on volunteerism and community service. Community spirit and the idea of working together towards successful and sustainable communities has historically been part of the culture all across PEI", said Marie Kenny.  "I want to encourage our Island youth to continue to build on that spirit of community, and through this scholarship we will recognize those contributions."

Details for eligibility are now available online with an application deadline of May 31.  Application now available.

Taking Care of Women's Business. Period. 28 Day Campaign

Thank you to all contributing to this years collection of feminine products for foodbanks across PEI in the month of February.  Although we are still tallying, the campaign wrapped up Febuary 29 and over $5,000 in product is estimated so far to have been collected.

WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award

Jessica Reeves from Freetown, PEI was named recently for the WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award. Reeves’s has been instrumental bringing agricultural awareness in the education system, and promoting local produce in her culinary classes. Ms. Reeves has also served on provincial and national organizations through both Atlantic and Canada Young Farmers’ programs known for celebrating excellence in Canadian Agriculture. She has received numerous awards and has been featured as a spokesperson for promotion of agriculture. Ms. Reeves also sits on numerous other national committees, councils and boards within the Agricultural Industry. This recognition is for an Island woman making a major contribution to the PEI agriculture sector and is presented bi-annually by the PEI Women’s Institute.  This award will be presented again in 2021.                      

Ongoing Partnership

PEI Women's Institute is pleased to once again partner with the Department of Agriculture and Land 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.

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New Branches For more information on applying to open a new branch or about a branch in your area please contact the office at wi@gov.pe.ca or 902-368-4860.

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

 

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Phone: (902) 368-4860
Email: wi@gov.pe.ca

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Charlottetown, PE  C1E 1E6
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