User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province


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  • Braemar W.I. Plaque
    ImageObject       This plaque was placed on the gatepost of Jonathan Hook’s farm prior to the 1960’s. It is not yet known who installed the plaque. This photo was taken in the fall of 2017.
    ImageObject     This plaque was placed on the gatepost of Jonathan Hook’s farm prior to the 1960’s. It is not yet known who installed the plaque. This photo was taken in the ...
  • Plaque to Honour WWI Veterans by Westport WI
    ImageObject       This plaque reads: 1914 1919 Erected by the Women's Institute of Westport in proud and honoured memory of the following members of this community who fell in the Great War: Orval P. Adam Frederick Board Theodore Charbonneau John Cherry David A. Herlehy Robert A. Kane Terrance J. McCaffery Edward Nixon ...
    ImageObject     This plaque reads: 1914 1919 Erected by the Women's Institute of Westport in proud and honoured memory of the following members of this community who fell in the Great War: ...
  • Beamsville Cenotaph
    ImageObjectPlace       This is a picture of the Beamsville Cenotaph that was erected in Beamsville following World War I to honour the young men who had fought in that war and did not return home to their loved ones. Beamsville Women's Institute donated the 2 white cement urns in 1921 and has ...
    ImageObjectPlace     This is a picture of the Beamsville Cenotaph that was erected in Beamsville following World War I to honour the young men who had fought in that war and did ...
  • Cornell WI Hall - 2016
    ImageObjectPlace       In 2016, Norwich Township declared that the hall could not be rented due to changing fire regulations. With rising hydro and fuel costs and declining involvement, the Cornell Women's Institute could no longer look after the hall. The Township sold it in 2017 to Wilson Farms from Norwich.
    ImageObjectPlace     In 2016, Norwich Township declared that the hall could not be rented due to changing fire regulations. With rising hydro and fuel costs and declining involvement, the Cornell Women's Institute ...
  • Gillies Hill Remembering Hamlets
    ImageObjectPlace       This collage represents the signs that were updated and replaced in 2016 by the Gillies Hill WI in remembrance of hamlets in the community which are now gone but not forgotten. The signs shown are for the hamlets Carnegie, Cantire, Gillies Hill, Lockerby, Mickle, and Vesta.
    ImageObjectPlace     This collage represents the signs that were updated and replaced in 2016 by the Gillies Hill WI in remembrance of hamlets in the community which are now gone but not ...
  • Gillies Hill Adopt a Road - 20th anniversary
    ImagePlace       In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of cleaning the roadside of a section of road north of Chesley, Ontario.
    ImagePlace     In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of cleaning the roadside of a section of road north of Chesley, Ontario.
  • Teeterville WI Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       Teeterville Women's Institute Hall, located at 194 Teeter Street, Teeterville. The S.S. No. 11 Teeterville, built in 1871, became the Teeterville Women’s Institute in 1962. The school was in operation from 1872 to 1962. Photo courtesy of Norfolk County Heritage and Culture. Photo used with permission.
    ImageObjectPlace     Teeterville Women's Institute Hall, located at 194 Teeter Street, Teeterville. The S.S. No. 11 Teeterville, built in 1871, became the Teeterville Women’s Institute in 1962. The school was in operation ...
  • Gillies Hill Pioneer Monument
    ImageObject       Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
    ImageObject     Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
  • Samuel de Champlain Monument
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for determining latitude, is believed to have been lost by Champlain about 7th June, 1613, on his exploratory expedition up the ...
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for ...
  • School Bell Built by Calton WI
    ObjectImage       This is a photograph of a monument was built by the Calton WI following the demolition of Calton School. It features the original school bell covered by a small roof, which is raised above a raised brick wall that has an explanatory plaque affixed to it. The entire monument is ...
    ObjectImage     This is a photograph of a monument was built by the Calton WI following the demolition of Calton School. It features the original school bell covered by a small roof, ...
  • Brooksdale WI Plaque - Youngsville
    ImageObject       Youngsville In 1839 Gabriel Youngs came from New York State and purchased 1000 acres of land surrounding these crossroads. The Great Western Hotel, built on this site before 1850, served settlers travelling from Beachville to Stratford. This being the central point of the township, the West Zorra Counci lmet here ...
    ImageObject     Youngsville In 1839 Gabriel Youngs came from New York State and purchased 1000 acres of land surrounding these crossroads. The Great Western Hotel, built on this site before 1850, served ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 1
    ImagePlace       BBFG photo –caption Members of Reid’s Corners Women’s Institute gather round the Learning Chair they have donated to the Bruce Botanical Food Garden in Ripley: back L Brenda Ramsdale, Ruby Walden, Alberta Munro, Judy Snobelen, Lucille Fischer, Linda Campbell, Nancy Copeland, Ellen Waye; front L Barb Messenger, Evelyn Elliott, president ...
    ImagePlace     BBFG photo –caption Members of Reid’s Corners Women’s Institute gather round the Learning Chair they have donated to the Bruce Botanical Food Garden in Ripley: back L Brenda Ramsdale, Ruby ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 2
    Image       story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
    Image     story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
  • Reid's Corner's WI Community Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       Handwritten below the photograph of the hall is the following: "Reids Corners Community Hall For many years all regular monthly meetings, 4H meetings, short courses, annual variety and Christmas concerts, Halloween parties, Wedding dinners, Banquets, and Anniversary celebrations were held there. The first regular meeting there was in February 1948. ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Handwritten below the photograph of the hall is the following: "Reids Corners Community Hall For many years all regular monthly meetings, 4H meetings, short courses, annual variety and Christmas concerts, ...
  • Reid's Corners WI  Memorial Tablet
    ImageObjectPlace       Between the photographs of the churches reads the following hand-written description: "Pine River Presbyterian Church was erected in 1869 after (the) first church, built in 1864, was destroyed by a bush fire. It was veneered with brick in 1901, was redecorated in 1948, new maple floor, new seats, a furnace ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Between the photographs of the churches reads the following hand-written description: "Pine River Presbyterian Church was erected in 1869 after (the) first church, built in 1864, was destroyed by a ...
  • Memorial Tree Planted by Kingsmill-Mapleton WI
    ObjectImage       The memorial stone reads: "In Memory of Roger Tree lovingly donated by the Jammers and K.M.W.I [Kingsmill Mapleton WI]."
    ObjectImage     The memorial stone reads: "In Memory of Roger Tree lovingly donated by the Jammers and K.M.W.I [Kingsmill Mapleton WI]."
  • Kingsmill-Mapleton WI Centennial Plaque, Belmont, 1907-2007
    ObjectImage       "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
    ObjectImage     "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
  • Former Calton WI Hall
    PlaceImage       This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold to be used as a private home.
    PlaceImage     This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold to be used as a private home.
  • Lyon's Parkette, South Dorchester Township
    ObjectImage       The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of South Dorchester Millennium Committee dedicates this plaque and parkette as a heritage tribute in this year 2000 Committee members Aldon ...
    ObjectImage     The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of ...
  • Glasgow Women's Institute's Peace Pole
    ObjectImage       Plaque at top reads: "Celebrating Women's Institutes for Home & Country 120 Years and Canada 150, Presented by Glasgow Women's Institute 2017" On each side of the post is the word "Peace" in different languages.
    ObjectImage     Plaque at top reads: "Celebrating Women's Institutes for Home & Country 120 Years and Canada 150, Presented by Glasgow Women's Institute 2017" On each side of the post is the ...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province