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Centennial Book Launch


Join author George Doughart as he shares his research and highlights of 100 years of Women's Institutes on Prince Edward Island during the book launch of "Recognizing, Reflecting, Responding - A History of the Federated Women's Institute of Prince Edward Island".   Watch the three videos capturing the author's talk which took place in March 2013 at the Farm Centre, Charlottetown, PEI.

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Celebrating 100 Years on PEI

The book “Recognizing...Reflecting...Responding... A history of the Federated Women’s Institute or Prince Edward Island 1913-2013” was officially launched on March 21, 7pm, at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown
The book is available for purchase from the PEIWI Office at 40 Enman Crescent. For further information: or 368-4860.  

PEI Women’s Institute is pleased to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Institute on PEI.  Monthly celebrations have been set and the next centennial event will be the book launching of WI’s historical recount of the past 100 years on PEI as portrayed through the eyes of author George Doughart. 

Doughart recounts the one hundred year history through text and a pictorial journey of WI from its inception on Prince Edward Island.  The reader is taken from the very beginnings through to 2013 through the contributions of Women’s Institute branches and their members across PEI.  

A written snapshot by the author tells us “There are images that remain when the cover closes on a century of service by the Prince Edward Island Women’s Institute. Those images denote the activities and achievements of the hundreds of women across this province who chose to join the Women’s Institute in their community in order to contribute as volunteers to the betterment of Home and Country. The pages of this book detail the stories and introduce many of the people behind the extraordinary accomplishments of the organization.”

The book “Recognizing...Reflecting...Responding... A History of the Federated Women’s Institute of Prince Edward Island 1913-2013” will be officially launched on March 21 (March 22 Storm Date ), 7pm, at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown.  All are welcome.  

George Doughart, retired school teacher and resident of Vernon River with his wife Kathryn, has spent well over a  year researching, interviewing and documenting the periods within the life of WI. Doughart also researched and wrote a two-volume history of Freemasonry on PEI for the 125th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of PEI.

“Recognizing...Reflecting...Responding... A History of the Federated Women’s Institute or Prince Edward Island 1913-2013” will be available for purchase the evening of March 21 and in the PEIWI Office at 40 Enman Crescent.   For further information: or 368-4860.   

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