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Fall Workshops

2019 Workshops are scheduled for this fall!

Fall workshops and NEW start times! 

Topics are being finalized but include a session on agriculture, emergency prepareness and a handcraft.
  • Tuesday, October 22nd at 10 am—Sherbrooke Community Hall in Summerside 
  • Thursday, October 24th at 10 am—St. Joachim's Parish Hall in Vernon River. 
Pre-registration is required. Sign up by calling the WI office at 902-368-4860, or email by Friday, October 11th to ensure your spot!

Past workshops included.....


Fall workshops in 2018 featured Lt Colonel Trevor Campbell on Department of Veteran Affairs, Norma Pasatieri on Resoultions and a craft at the following locations.
  • Wednesday, October 17 at Sherbrooke Community Centre, Summerside
  • Tuesday, October 23 at the Farm Centre, Charlottetown
  • Thursday, October 25 in Montague - Cavendish Wellness Centre

The 2017 Fall workshops featured John Robertson for his CBC radio segment "The butler Is in' ; PEI Canadian Hard of Hearing Association with "Pardon Me? What Did You Say?"; and a fancy sandwich demonstration with Jacquie Laird. 
The evening workshops were scheduled at:

Wednesday, October 11 at Sherbrooke Community Centre, Summerside,
Tuesday, October 17 at the Farm Centre, Charlottetown
Thursday, October 19 at Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site, Montague.

You can pre-registration by calling the WI office at 902-368-4860, or email by October 6.
The 2016 Fall Workshops featured a variety of topics including the power of education for women and girls in Afghanistan, personal budgeting, and a hands on trendy art project.  

Dates and Locations:

October 11– Sherbrooke Community Centre, Summerside
October 13– Farm Centre, Charlottetown
October 19– Lane’s Riverhouse Inn & Cottages, Montague

2015's Fall Workshops featured overnight French bread preparation, green household cleaning options, and a pumpkin carving demonstration at each of the following locations from 7-9pm:

October 21– Wellington Legion, Wellington.
October 27– Farm Centre, Charlottetown
October 29– St. Joachim’s Hall, Vernon River

In 2014 the Board of directors expanded programs from the traditional fall workships to offer diverse learning experiences through integrating convensorship activities into Community School offerings - check out below the fall community school line up.

Program Name:  Inside WI

The 2014 Community School line up at Charlottetown Rural School is based on WI's convenorships, topics follow the convenership title - Date and Topics include….

January 7, 2015-
Agriculture:    Winter Projects – Starting sweet potato plants, winter jam making and flower arrangement basics.

January 14
-Canadian Industries & Safety:  Crime in our Communities and GSAR (Ground Search and Rescue) with Constable Scott Stevenson of the RCMP

January 21-
Citizenship & Legislation:    Kathleen Casey, MLA – Speaks to her experience as a female speaker of the Legislative of Assembly.

January 28-
Cultural Activities: Be a Part of the Purple Hat Campaign – Learn to knit hats with Myrna Murray and Jacquie Laird and Interior Decorating with Betty Praught from Interiors by Lynette.

February 4-Home Economics & Health:    Heart Health – Heart & Stroke Foundation presents AED Demonstrations (Automatic External Defibrillator) and nutrition label reading with Jenilyn DeLong.

February 11
-Environment:    Learn the Fun Side of Waste Management – Prizes included! With Merie Surkan of Island Waste Management Corporation.

February 18-
Exhibition:    Crafty Ideas – recycling household items into gift tags, wrapping paper, gift card envelopes to camp fire ideas.

February 25
-International Affairs:    Associated Country Women of the World – Explore the world through ACWW Conference delegates in India as well as international ACWW projects with Doreen Cole and Marie Kenny.

March 4
-Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada (FWIC):    National WI – Connecting WI Coast to Coast to Coast. Video, projects, discussions, trivia, door prizes with Carol MacLellan and Marie Kenny.

March 11
-Closing Banquet    

2013 Fall workshops

This fall, PEIWI will feature two topics at PEIWI’s annual workshops:

Vital Signs - The Community Foundation of PEI will present their findings on Vital Signs – a research project aimed at taking the ‘pulse’ of our Island communities - what is working well (our strengths) and what needs to be addressed (the gaps and needs) in our communities.   They hope to work with other groups (such as the Women’s Institute) to address obvious needs or gaps.  Their goal of Building Smart and Caring communities certainly ties in nicely with PEIWI’s goals and objectives.  

Social Media with Maureen Kerr Maureen will bring us up to date on the popular forms of social media  that is available. Maureen Kerr, well known social mediaist, from Kerr Consulting will lead this workshop.

 · October 9 - La Centre Expo Festival  - Abram-Village

· October 15 - Farm Centre - 420 University Ave, Charlottetown

· October 17 - Cavendish Wellness Centre - 53 Wood Islands Road, Montague

Cost $5, 7pm, pre-registration required by Oct 4, for the Oct 9th event and October 11 for the remaining dates.


We also hope to have some fun and nonsense between presentations, followed by a light lunch.  Mark the dates on your calendar now and why not invite your friends? Workshops are open to the public.  The registration form is enclosed with our September mailing.  

Contact the office or your Branch should you wish to register.


Past Workshop Events
2012 Fall Workshops

Cynthia Mitchell, President Elect, thanks all who attended the workshops in fall 2012. Topics included Public Speaking and Creating a Fascinator Hat (small decorative head pieces). Lunch was served, and a terrific array door prizes were presented.

The evening locations included:

  • Wednesday, October 24 - Montague Wellness Centre
  • Tuesday, October 30 - Kensington Legion
  • Thursday, November 1 - Farm Centre
Preserving the Harvest and Safety seminars incorporated cooking demonstations and emergency prepareness.

Fall Workshops included guest speaker: Jenilyn MacPhail from the PEI Heart and Stroke Foundation who spoke on "Hard Facts About Women's Heart Health".

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