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  • Balsam Hill-Horton W.I. Horse and Buggy "Share the Road" Signage
        Photo of a roadside sign, alerting travellers to the presence of horse drawn vehicles on the road. The Balsam Hill - Horton W.I. was aware of a group of conservative Mennonite families coming to the area. The ladies arranged an information evening, for the neighbours and township council. The Women's ...
      Photo of a roadside sign, alerting travellers to the presence of horse ...
  • Colpoy's Bay Womens' Institute and Community Hall
        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 ...
      The new executive at our CBWI from left to right are Lacey ...
  • Glasgow Women's Institute's Peace Pole
        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.
      Plaque at top reads: "Celebrating Women's Institutes for Home & Country 120 ...
  • Balsam Hill-Horton w.i. Art Tree
        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.
      Canada 150 project, an art tree documenting Admaston Bromley township. It's small ...
  • Coningsby School Marker
        Stone reads: "Coningsby School Erected 1862"
      Stone reads: "Coningsby School Erected 1862"
  • Plaque to Honour WWI Veterans by Westport WI
        This plaque reads: 1914 1919 Erected by the Women's Institute of Westport in proud and honoured memory of the following members of this community who fell in the Great War: Orval P. Adam Frederick Board Theodore Charbonneau John Cherry David A. Herlehy Robert A. Kane Terrance J. McCaffery Edward Nixon ...
      This plaque reads: 1914 1919 Erected by the Women's Institute of Westport ...
  • Castleton Cenotaph
        This Cenotaph to honour World War 1 soldiers "who paid the supreme sacrifice" was erected in 1920. It is located on the south side of County Road 25 at the southeast corner of Spring and Norway Streets east of the main Castleton ”downtown” intersection of County Roads 21 and 25. ...
      This Cenotaph to honour World War 1 soldiers "who paid the supreme ...
  • Adamsville WI Hall
        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 ...
      Adamsville WI Hall Adamsville Women's Institute was organized in 1934 and disbanded ...
  • Braemar W.I. Plaque
        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.
      This plaque was placed on the gatepost of Jonathan Hook’s farm prior ...
  • Cornell WI Hall - 1972
    The Tillsonburg News, 27 Mar 1972     The Tillsonburg News March 27, 1972 Old Cornell School Now Community Hall Some hard work by Cornell residents has resulted in turning their old school-house into a very acceptable community hall. The hall is over 100 years old. It was closed down as a school several years ago, and the ...
    The Tillsonburg News, 27 Mar 1972   The Tillsonburg News March 27, 1972 Old Cornell School Now Community Hall ...
  • Cornell WI Hall - 2016
        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.
      In 2016, Norwich Township declared that the hall could not be rented ...
  • Coningsby Road Sign
        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 ...
      This photo, taken in 2015, depicts Coningsby WI's UK twin WI group ...
  • Solway WI Plaque
        Plaque reads: "Est. 1951 Solway Women's Institute [Home and Country Logo] Dedicate this plaque to the pioneer settlers of Solway 2011"
      Plaque reads: "Est. 1951 Solway Women's Institute [Home and Country Logo] Dedicate ...
  • Teeterville WI Hall
        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.
      Teeterville Women's Institute Hall, located at 194 Teeter Street, Teeterville. The S.S. ...
  • Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
        This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by Balsam Hill - Horton Women's Institute. Each spring students from Renfrew County can come to experience a day in a one-room school. W.I. members who are retired school teachers, teach memory work, writing with ink pens and roman ...
      This red brick school house, S.S No 2 Admaston is maintained by ...
  • Castleford W.I. -brick
        This is a brick commemorating fund raising for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Donation by Castleford W.I.
      This is a brick commemorating fund raising for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital ...
  • Goshen W.I. brick
        This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Donation from Goshen W.I.
      This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Donation ...
  • Lochwinnoch W.I. brick
        This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation from Lochwinnoch W.I.
      This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation ...
  • Admaston Heritage Book
        This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with the help of local author Carol Bennett.
      This book copyright 1982, was compiled from Balsam Hill Tweedsmuir histories, with ...
  • Elderslie Township Remembers Pioneer Communities
        Gillies Hill and Williscroft WI of Bruce East District held a family barbecue in 1998, with proceeds used to erect signs to mark and preserve the pioneer communities in Elderslie Township. "Big Bruce" is in the background.
      Gillies Hill and Williscroft WI of Bruce East District held a family ...
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User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province