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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Former Calton WI Hall
        This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold to be used as a private home.
      This building was originally the Calton WI Hall, but was later sold ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Goshen Cemetery Plaque
        This plaque was erected by the Goshen W.I. at Goshen Cemetery. The plaque reads "Goshen Cemetery 1831 - 1931 in memory of the pioneers." It is on the brick wall in front of the cemetery.
      This plaque was erected by the Goshen W.I. at Goshen Cemetery. The ...
  • Farnham Cemetery 1931 Gate
        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 for plaques.
      Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build ...
  • Farnham Cemetery Gate 1931 - 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 showing the full gate and the 1967 plaque.
      Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build ...
  • Farnham Cemetery 1967 Gate
        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 plaques.
      Arkell WI supported the Farnham Cemetery by providing the funds to build ...
  • 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 ...
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User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province