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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Contact the office or your Branch should you wish to register.
Past Workshop Events
2012 Fall Workshops 2011
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".