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


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  • Mount Pleasant WI Hall
    ImagePlace       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). ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Pinnacle Park new Renfrew
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • 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.
  • Troy/Lynden Women's Institute Hall, Troy Ontario
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • WI Centennial Planter
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Wellman's Women's Institute Hall
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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. ...
  • Kilmartin Cemetery Dedication- Yarmouth Glen WI
    ImagePlace       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.
    ImagePlace     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.
  • Kilmartin Cemetery, Municipality of Central Elgin
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Blakeney Plaque unveiling
    ImagePlace       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.
    ImagePlace     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, ...
  • Elgin County Pioneer Museum
    ImagePlace       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, ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Nobleton Community Hall
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Nobleton WI's involvement in Local Parks
    ImagePlace       Top: Hill Farm Meadow Park , showing bench in background. Middle: Plaque on bench marking 95th anniversary Bottom: Plaque in Cherry Park, acknowledging Community Partners
    ImagePlace     Top: Hill Farm Meadow Park , showing bench in background. Middle: Plaque on bench marking 95th anniversary Bottom: Plaque in Cherry Park, acknowledging Community Partners
  • QUEEN’S LINE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE HALL NORTH RENFREW DISTRICT
    ImagePlace       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 ...
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Jarvis Women's Institute War Memorial
    ImagePlace       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.
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Jarvis Women's Institute War Memorial
    ImagePlace       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.
    ImagePlace     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 ...
  • Jarvis Women's Institute War Memorial
    ImagePlace       The Glorious Dead Ken. Church Jno. Stingle Andw. Doughty Chris. Walker Wm. Maxwell Ches. Rogers H.J. Wills Jas. Dunnett Jos. Powell
    ImagePlace     The Glorious Dead Ken. Church Jno. Stingle Andw. Doughty Chris. Walker Wm. Maxwell Ches. Rogers H.J. Wills Jas. Dunnett Jos. Powell
  • West Haldimand District Centennial Pavilion
    ImagePlace       In 1967, as part of Centennial Year, West Haldimand District undertook a project to build a pavilion. This impressive pavilion is located in Haldimand Conservation Park, near Featherstone Point. During the time of the construction of the pavilion, Haldimand County was divided into two Women's Institute districts: East and West.
    ImagePlace     In 1967, as part of Centennial Year, West Haldimand District undertook a project to build a pavilion. This impressive pavilion is located in Haldimand Conservation Park, near Featherstone Point. During ...
  • West Haldimand District Centennial Pavilion
    ImagePlace       In 1967, as part of Centennial Year, West Haldimand District undertook a project to build a pavilion. This impressive pavilion is located in Haldimand Conservation Park, near Featherstone Point. During the time of the construction of the pavilion, Haldimand County was divided into two Women's Institute districts: East and West.
    ImagePlace     In 1967, as part of Centennial Year, West Haldimand District undertook a project to build a pavilion. This impressive pavilion is located in Haldimand Conservation Park, near Featherstone Point. During ...
  • Rockton WI Garden & Sign
    ImagePlace       This is the west end entrance to the Village of Rockton located on Old Hwy #8 and was first started by R.W.I. members and spouses in the early 1980's. Institute members carried on throughout most of the 1990's. Local Girl Guides planted bulbs in the garden; the fence in the ...
    ImagePlace     This is the west end entrance to the Village of Rockton located on Old Hwy #8 and was first started by R.W.I. members and spouses in the early 1980's. Institute ...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province