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


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  • Lyon's Parkette, South Dorchester Township
    ObjectImage       The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of South Dorchester Millennium Committee dedicates this plaque and parkette as a heritage tribute in this year 2000 Committee members Aldon ...
    ObjectImage     The plaque reads: "1852-1998 This plaque and parkette are here as a historical remembrance to the Township of South Dorchester honouring all residents past, present, and future. The Township of ...
  • Glasgow Women's Institute's Peace Pole
    ObjectImage       Plaque at top reads: "Celebrating Women's Institutes for Home & Country 120 Years and Canada 150, Presented by Glasgow Women's Institute 2017" On each side of the post is the word "Peace" in different languages.
    ObjectImage     Plaque at top reads: "Celebrating Women's Institutes for Home & Country 120 Years and Canada 150, Presented by Glasgow Women's Institute 2017" On each side of the post is the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arthur Meighen Ontario Historical Site Plaque
    ImageObjectPlace       Plaque reads: "Rt Hon. Arthur Meighan 1874-1960 Born on a farm near here, Meighen graduated from the University of Toronto in 1896 and in 1902 moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, to practise law. In 1908 he was elected to the federal parliament as Conservative member for that riding. He ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Plaque reads: "Rt Hon. Arthur Meighan 1874-1960 Born on a farm near here, Meighen graduated from the University of Toronto in 1896 and in 1902 moved to Portage la Prairie, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Solway WI Plaque
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Est. 1951 Solway Women's Institute [Home and Country Logo] Dedicate this plaque to the pioneer settlers of Solway 2011"
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Est. 1951 Solway Women's Institute [Home and Country Logo] Dedicate this plaque to the pioneer settlers of Solway 2011"
  • Rosebank W.I. -plaque
    ImageObject       THE HISTORY OF ROSEBANK CHURCH Rosebank Church was built about 1846 in Admaston Township on Henry Hutton's farm. The logs were donated by Rowland Crozier. Shingles were hand shaven by Mr. Hanawel and Miles Brown. The neighbours united to build the church. Peter Dalgleish named the church "Rosebank" after the ...
    ImageObject     THE HISTORY OF ROSEBANK CHURCH Rosebank Church was built about 1846 in Admaston Township on Henry Hutton's farm. The logs were donated by Rowland Crozier. Shingles were hand shaven by ...
  • Adamsville WI Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded in 2012. The Community Hall was the former one-room school (S.S. #3, Albemarle Township, Bruce County) until 1967 when Central Schools were formed. The Community bought the school for $50.00 and appointed a Board of Trustees. The building ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded in 2012. The Community Hall was the former one-room school (S.S. #3, Albemarle Township, Bruce County) until 1967 ...
  • Colpoy's Bay Womens' Institute and Community Hall
    ImageObjectPlace       The new executive at our CBWI from left to right are Lacey Thompson treasurer, Shirley Couch director, Tara Stanton secretary, Marywinn Daykin vice president, and Karin van der Hayden Thomas president. The photo was taken in April, 2017 in front of the CBWI and Community Hall on County Rd. 9 ...
    ImageObjectPlace     The new executive at our CBWI from left to right are Lacey Thompson treasurer, Shirley Couch director, Tara Stanton secretary, Marywinn Daykin vice president, and Karin van der Hayden Thomas ...
  • Balsam Hill-Horton w.i. Art Tree
    Image       Canada 150 project, an art tree documenting Admaston Bromley township. It's small communities , clubs and organizations. To be used for Canada 150 celebrations, and to hang in the township offices. The art work was created with the help of the Douglas public library.
    Image     Canada 150 project, an art tree documenting Admaston Bromley township. It's small communities , clubs and organizations. To be used for Canada 150 celebrations, and to hang in the township ...
  • Mountview Women's Institute Hall
    ImageObject       Mountview Women’s Institute Hall Country Heritage Park – Milton, Ontario This small frame building built in 1838 on Ferris Lawrence’s property, was one of the first rural churches in Central Ontario. It was located on Concession 2 in Trafalgar Township on the corner of what is now Winston Churchill Boulevard ...
    ImageObject     Mountview Women’s Institute Hall Country Heritage Park – Milton, Ontario This small frame building built in 1838 on Ferris Lawrence’s property, was one of the first rural churches in Central ...
  • 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 ...
  • Braemar Hall
    ImageText       At one time, This Braemar Hall was the hub of the community as it hosted both social and church events. It was on land adjacent to that owned by Lloyd Masters who at the time of the hall’s demise took over the lot as part of his farm on the ...
    ImageText     At one time, This Braemar Hall was the hub of the community as it hosted both social and church events. It was on land adjacent to that owned by Lloyd ...
  • 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 ...
  • Millennium Forest Town of Lincoln
    ImagePlace       A Millennium Forest was planted in 2000 on the grounds of the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre as a project of the Lincoln Horticultural Society and the Rotary Club of Beamsville in cooperation with the University of Guelph. This Carolinian forest contains over 100 varieties of trees which were purchased ...
    ImagePlace     A Millennium Forest was planted in 2000 on the grounds of the Vineland Research & Innovation Centre as a project of the Lincoln Horticultural Society and the Rotary Club of ...
  • Hunter Cemetery Plaque
    ImageObject       In September 1969, the Boxall WI donated a plaque in the newly-named Hunter Cemetery. Mrs. Albert Hunter of Fingal was present at the opening ceremony, a relative of those who originally donated the land for the cemetery in 1861.
    ImageObject     In September 1969, the Boxall WI donated a plaque in the newly-named Hunter Cemetery. Mrs. Albert Hunter of Fingal was present at the opening ceremony, a relative of those who ...
  • "Watch for Children" signs near Port Stanley
    ImageObject       The Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County in the 1980s for "Watch for Children" signs. Three signs were put up in the RR1 and RR2 Port Stanley area plus another area in Southwold Township.
    ImageObject     The Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County in the 1980s for "Watch for Children" signs. Three signs were put up in the RR1 and RR2 Port Stanley area plus ...
  • Stop Lights at Intersection of Iona Road and Talbot Line
    ImageObject       After a number of accidents, Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County, and the Ontario Department of Highways for a Flashing light at the dangerous intersection at Iona Road and Talbot Line (Highway #3). In 1998, a flashing light was installed after the Province downloaded the care of Highway #3 ...
    ImageObject     After a number of accidents, Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County, and the Ontario Department of Highways for a Flashing light at the dangerous intersection at Iona Road and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coningsby School Marker
    ImageObject       Stone reads: "Coningsby School Erected 1862"
    ImageObject     Stone reads: "Coningsby School Erected 1862"
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province