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  • Gillies Hill Remembering Hamlets
        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.
      This collage represents the signs that were updated and replaced in 2016 ...
  • Rosebank W.I. -plaque
        THE HISTORY OF ROSEBANK CHURCH Rosebank Church was built about 1846 in Admaston Township on Henry Hutton's farm. The logs were donated by Rowland Crozier. Shingles were hand shaven by Mr. Hanawel and Miles Brown. The neighbours united to build the church. Peter Dalgleish named the church "Rosebank" after the ...
      THE HISTORY OF ROSEBANK CHURCH Rosebank Church was built about 1846 in ...
  • Bervie WI Hall
        This building was originally a Loyal Orange Lodge (L.O.L.) and was constructed in 1855. It was one of the earliest structures in Bervie. In 1960 Bervie WI purchased the hall. The next year they moved the building across the road. After renovations and restorations, it has been enjoyed by members, ...
      This building was originally a Loyal Orange Lodge (L.O.L.) and was constructed ...
  • Mount Pleasant WI Hall
        This is a photo of the Mount Pleasant WI Hall, located in the community of Mount Pleasant. The Hall was donated to the Women's Institute in 1905 by the International Order of Good Templars. Mount Pleasant WI, part of the Peterborough District of Eastern Ontario, currently has 12 members (2019). ...
      This is a photo of the Mount Pleasant WI Hall, located in ...
  • Pinnacle Park new Renfrew
        Pinnacle Park was created by the Bonnechere Valley WI as their centennial project in 1967. This resting spot with a picnic table is situated at the corner of Pinnacle Road and Elliott Crescent, very near Highway 60 as one leaves Renfrew towards Douglas. It has a great view of the ...
      Pinnacle Park was created by the Bonnechere Valley WI as their centennial ...
  • Canada 150 Art Tree Project - Burnstown W.I.
        Burnstown Women’s Institute Theme 6: Community organization Township: Mc Nab / Braeside, Ontario Volunteer hours: 30 Our story: In 1911 our Institute branch was the first one in the Renfrew South District, and we have been going strong ever since! We have 26 members ranging from 30 to 90 years ...
      Burnstown Women’s Institute Theme 6: Community organization Township: Mc Nab / Braeside, ...
  • Burnstown W.I. -plaque
        Detail of a plaque at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, celebrating the donation by Burnstown W.I. to a fund raising campaign.
      Detail of a plaque at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, celebrating the donation by ...
  • Plaque - Location of First District Annual of Renfrew South
        "To commemorate the First District Annual of South Renfrew Women's Institute held in Burnstown June 4, 1914" Erected June 4, 1973 by Renfrew South District at Burnstown United Church.
      "To commemorate the First District Annual of South Renfrew Women's Institute held ...
  • Goshen WI Cairn Commemorating Goshen Community
        This cairn is situated at the corner of Goshen and Yantha Roads near Renfrew. It reads as follows: This plaque commemorates the 70th anniversary of Goshen Women's Institute - 1914-1984 With grateful memories to all its members past and present as well as much gratitude to a once thriving farming ...
      This cairn is situated at the corner of Goshen and Yantha Roads ...
  • Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque
        The plaque reads: "On March 5, 1903, twenty four local women met at this site for the inaugural meeting of the Hampstead Women's Institute. It was one of the earliest branches formed in Ontario and part of what would become the largest rural women's movement in the world. Members of ...
      The plaque reads: "On March 5, 1903, twenty four local women met ...
  • Unveiling of North Easthope Cairn with Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir, 1936
        Lord and Lady (with flowers) Tweedsmuir pose in front of the pioneer cairn – unveiled May 28, 1936. Behind them – Mary Louise McLennan and to the right of Lady Tweedsmuir (behind youngster) is Katherine McCallum – both women researched and recorded kitchen table-type history of the North Easthope pioneers. ...
      Lord and Lady (with flowers) Tweedsmuir pose in front of the pioneer ...
  • North Easthope Township Cairn, Presentation of Pioneer History to Lord Tweedsmuir, 1936
        Hampstead Women’s Institute president passes the leather-bound copy of “History of the Pioneers” over to Lord Tweedsmuir May 28, 1936 STORY: In 1934, the residents of North Easthope township planned to build a cairn to honour the early settlers in their area who had emigrated from Scotland and Ireland. After ...
      Hampstead Women’s Institute president passes the leather-bound copy of “History of the ...
  • Troy/Lynden Women's Institute Hall, Troy Ontario
        In 1962 Troy Women's Institute branch members purchased this local two room schoolhouse (built in 1878) as a WI hall for community events. Renovations have occurred with the help of community members, Lottario, and a Trillium Grant. In 1995, a historical plaque was placed on the outside wall on the ...
      In 1962 Troy Women's Institute branch members purchased this local two room ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 1
        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 ...
      BBFG photo –caption Members of Reid’s Corners Women’s Institute gather round the ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 2
        story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
      story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
  • Reid's Corner's WI Community Hall
        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. ...
      Handwritten below the photograph of the hall is the following: "Reids Corners ...
  • Reid's Corners WI  Memorial Tablet
        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 ...
      Between the photographs of the churches reads the following hand-written description: "Pine ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Hospital Ward
    The Kincardine Independent, March 1976     Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as Kincardine and District Hospital. It is now of South Bruce Grey Health Services. Pictures taken from Tweedsmuir History.
    The Kincardine Independent, March 1976   Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as ...
  • WI Centennial Planter
        The Maple Grove W. I. in Waterloo District marked Canada's Centennial by having a planter built at the old one room Riverbank School at the corner of the Preston Breslau highway and Riverbank Dr. At the time it had been converted into the Regional Library. It has since been the ...
      The Maple Grove W. I. in Waterloo District marked Canada's Centennial by ...
  • Country Manor Bench
        To mark their 60th anniversary, the Maple Grove Women's Institute went to Cambridge Manor, a new nursing home in our area and asked if there was anything we could contribute to the home as our outreach into the community. They had a member who was living there at the time. ...
      To mark their 60th anniversary, the Maple Grove Women's Institute went to ...
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User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province