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


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  • Plaque - Location of First District Annual of Renfrew South
    Image       "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.
    Image     "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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Barn Quilt at South Dunwich Community Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       Top Photo: South Dunwich Community Hall. Taken by Helen VanBrink, March 2012 Bottom Photo: Barn Quilt sponsored by Wallacetown W.I.
    ImageObjectPlace     Top Photo: South Dunwich Community Hall. Taken by Helen VanBrink, March 2012 Bottom Photo: Barn Quilt sponsored by Wallacetown W.I.
  • Prince Edward County Service Club Signs
    ImageObject       In 2000-2001 Service Club Signs were placed at three entrances to Prince Edward County; Carrying Place, Rossmore and Highway 49, Skyway Bridge. Prince Edward District W.I. member, Joyce Brown, (deceased) was instrumental in getting this accomplished.
    ImageObject     In 2000-2001 Service Club Signs were placed at three entrances to Prince Edward County; Carrying Place, Rossmore and Highway 49, Skyway Bridge. Prince Edward District W.I. member, Joyce Brown, (deceased) ...
  • Admaston Heritage Book
    ImageObject       This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with the help of local author Carol Bennett.
    ImageObject     This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with the help of local author Carol Bennett.
  • 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.
  • Kingsmill-Mapleton WI Centennial Plaque, Belmont, 1907-2007
    ObjectImage       "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
    ObjectImage     "Kingsmill Mapleton Women Institute 1907-2007"
  • 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, ...
  • Ontario Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    ImageObjectPlace       In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board. Erland and Janet’s daughter and daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lee and Katherine Lee respectively, were present at the unveiling of the sign, which was placed in front of the home at the ...
    ImageObjectPlace     In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board. Erland and Janet’s daughter and daughter-in-law, Marjorie Lee and Katherine ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Glasgow WI Cairn
    ImageObjectPlace       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.
    ImageObjectPlace     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Memorial Maple Tree- Wallacetown W I
    ImageObjectPlace       Top Photo: Community Hall in Wallacetown, showing location of memorial tree Bottom Photo: The Maple Tree on September 9, 2016; photo taken by Helen VanBrink
    ImageObjectPlace     Top Photo: Community Hall in Wallacetown, showing location of memorial tree Bottom Photo: The Maple Tree on September 9, 2016; photo taken by Helen VanBrink
  • 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 ...
  • Bethel - Zion WI Road Safety Improvements
    ImagePlace       The intersection of Zion and Phillipston Roads. No buildings, cairns or plaques commemorate the WI in Bethel Zion ' s (Hastings District) small community north of Belleville, but two accomplishments we're proud of are that through lobbying and in partnership with the MTO and the City of Belleville, we have ...
    ImagePlace     The intersection of Zion and Phillipston Roads. No buildings, cairns or plaques commemorate the WI in Bethel Zion ' s (Hastings District) small community north of Belleville, but two accomplishments ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coningsby Road Sign
    ImageObject       This photo, taken in 2015, depicts Coningsby WI's UK twin WI group from Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England. They visited to celebrate the Centennial of the Women's Institutes in the UK as well as the 110th anniversary of Ontario's Coningsby WI branch. The Coningsby road sign was put up to celebrate the ...
    ImageObject     This photo, taken in 2015, depicts Coningsby WI's UK twin WI group from Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England. They visited to celebrate the Centennial of the Women's Institutes in the UK as ...
  • 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 ...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province