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


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  • 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 ...
  • Gillies Hill Adopt a Road - 20th anniversary
    ImagePlace       In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of cleaning the roadside of a section of road north of Chesley, Ontario.
    ImagePlace     In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of cleaning the roadside of a section of road north of Chesley, Ontario.
  • 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 ...
  • Malcolm WI Cairn
    ImageObject       This picture is of the Malcolm Cairn located at the intersection of Concessions 10 and 11 at the 25th side road of Brant township (which is now a part of the municipality of Brockton). The hamlet of Malcolm grew up around a Presbyterian Church erected at the crossroad in 1859. ...
    ImageObject     This picture is of the Malcolm Cairn located at the intersection of Concessions 10 and 11 at the 25th side road of Brant township (which is now a part of ...
  • Trout Mills Railroad Crossing Light
    ImagePlace       Trout Mills Women's Institute, held first meeting on Nov.7, 1947 This picture is of the Crossing sign that was erected around 1964, after a petition was started by our W.I. member Rena Rowe after witnessing several near accidents. This is located in Trout Mills which is now part of North ...
    ImagePlace     Trout Mills Women's Institute, held first meeting on Nov.7, 1947 This picture is of the Crossing sign that was erected around 1964, after a petition was started by our W.I. ...
  • Unveiling of North Easthope Cairn with Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir, 1936
    Image       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. ...
    Image     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 ...
  • North Easthope Township Cairn, Presentation of Pioneer History to Lord Tweedsmuir, 1936
    Image       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 ...
    Image     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Farnham Cemetery WI 100th Anniversary Bench
    ImageObjectPlace       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
    ImageObjectPlace     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 2
    Image       story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
    Image     story by Online paper The Kincardine Record
  • Timothy Eaton Ontario Historical Plaque
    ImageObject       The plaque reads: "Timothy Eaton 1834-1907 Born at Clogher, County Antrim, in northern Ireland, Timothy Eaton emigrated to canada about 1854. In 1856 he and his brother James opened a general store of log construction about a quarter mile from this site in the hamlet of Kirkton. From 1860 to ...
    ImageObject     The plaque reads: "Timothy Eaton 1834-1907 Born at Clogher, County Antrim, in northern Ireland, Timothy Eaton emigrated to canada about 1854. In 1856 he and his brother James opened a ...
  • 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
    Image       Jarvis and Walpole War Memorial For those who fell and served in the World War 1914-1918 Erected by Jarvis W.I.
    Image     Jarvis and Walpole War Memorial For those who fell and served in the World War 1914-1918 Erected by Jarvis W.I.
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province