User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province
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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate - Plaque
        Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial. See other photos of gates and 1931 plaque
      Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build ...
  • Farnham Cemetery WI 100th Anniversary Bench
        To celebrate Arkell WI's 100th Anniversary we dedicated a bench in Farnham Cemetery. Previously Arkell WI supported the Cemetery by providing the funds to build the gate in 1931 and again in 1967. See other photos of gates and plaques
      To celebrate Arkell WI's 100th Anniversary we dedicated a bench in Farnham ...
  • Wellman's Women's Institute Hall
        On April 28th 1869 David Mack donated the land (Pt. Lot 19, Con. 5 Rawdon Twp.) for a Wesleyan Church, a branch of Methodism, where the present building now stands. The citizens decided to combine their resources and build a house of worship. Although their own homes were of logs ...
      On April 28th 1869 David Mack donated the land (Pt. Lot 19, ...
  • Kilmartin Cemetery Dedication- Yarmouth Glen WI
        Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute undertook a restoration project at Kilmartin Cemetery following a dedication ceremony on June 23, 1963. Please also see another submission on this topic for more information.
      Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute undertook a restoration project at Kilmartin Cemetery following ...
  • Kilmartin Cemetery, Municipality of Central Elgin
        In April 1960, committee of Yarmouth Glen WI met with Yarmouth Township Council regarding a cleanup of Kilmartin cemetery. This resulted in a $50 annual grant given to the branch for upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. At this time, all markers were removed and the ground leveled. Further funds ...
      In April 1960, committee of Yarmouth Glen WI met with Yarmouth Township ...
  • Blakeney Plaque unveiling
        On Nov.7,2010 the Mayor of Mississippi Mills,Al Lunney and the President of Ramsay W.I., Cindy Zorgel unveiled a plaque at the Blakeney Park at the bridge over the Mississippi River, in Lanark County near Pakenham. It showed the locations of the over a dozen mills and shops in early times.
      On Nov.7,2010 the Mayor of Mississippi Mills,Al Lunney and the President of ...
  • Elgin County Pioneer Museum
        The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded in 1957. www.elgincounty.ca/archives (Click on “Collections” in blue banner menu; click on blue”on-line database”; in search line, type in “elgin county pioneer museum- there are 239 results. i.e. things in archives) http://www.elginhistoricalsociety.ca/video-tags/st-thomas (Elgin County Pioneer Museum 30th Anniversary, ...
      The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded ...
  • Nobleton Community Hall
        Nobleton Community Hall. located in York Centre WI district Top: Under Construction Back in the Thirties. Bottom: 1986 Nobleton Community Hall is truly a “community” place. It was built in 1936 by volunteer labour with materials purchased through fundraising.The accomplishment of building a hall in Nobleton was a demonstration of ...
      Nobleton Community Hall. located in York Centre WI district Top: Under Construction ...
  • Nobleton WI's involvement in Local Parks
        Top: Hill Farm Meadow Park , showing bench in background. Middle: Plaque on bench marking 95th anniversary Bottom: Plaque in Cherry Park, acknowledging Community Partners
      Top: Hill Farm Meadow Park , showing bench in background. Middle: Plaque ...
  • Glasgow WI Cairn
        This cairn marks the site of the first school of Section 13 McNab. Built in 1868. The Glasgow Women's Institute erected the cairn in 1968. The cairn is located on the corner of Calabogie Road and Anderson Road in the township of McNab/Braeside.
      This cairn marks the site of the first school of Section 13 ...
  • QUEEN’S LINE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE HALL NORTH RENFREW DISTRICT
        This hall started out as a Holiness Movement Church built in 1898. In 1961, the Queen’s Line Women’s Institute bought this building for $200. to be used as a community centre This hall was used for euchre parties, baby showers, bridal showers, wedding anniversaries, a fashion show, an artist studio ...
      This hall started out as a Holiness Movement Church built in 1898. ...
  • Jarvis Women's Institute War Memorial
        This cairn in Jarvis, Ontario was erected by the Jarvis Women's Institute. The group has since disbanded, but their excellent work over the years is represented by this project. Service people from WWI and WWII are named on the plaques mounted on this cairn.
      This cairn in Jarvis, Ontario was erected by the Jarvis Women's Institute. ...
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User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province