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


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  • 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 ...
  • 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"
  • 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 ...
  • Castleford W.I. -brick
    ImageObject       This is a brick commemorating fund raising for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Donation by Castleford W.I.
    ImageObject     This is a brick commemorating fund raising for the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Donation by Castleford W.I.
  • Goshen W.I. brick
    ImageObject       This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Donation from Goshen W.I.
    ImageObject     This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Donation from Goshen W.I.
  • Lochwinnoch W.I. brick
    ImageObject       This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation from Lochwinnoch W.I.
    ImageObject     This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation from Lochwinnoch W.I.
  • Horton North W.I. brick
    ImageObject       This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation by Horton North Women's Institute
    ImageObject     This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation by Horton North Women's Institute
  • Burnstown W.I. -plaque
    ImageObject       Detail of a plaque at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, celebrating the donation by Burnstown W.I. to a fund raising campaign.
    ImageObject     Detail of a plaque at Renfrew Victoria Hospital, celebrating the donation by Burnstown W.I. to a fund raising campaign.
  • 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.
  • Gillies Hill Pioneer Monument
    ImageObject       Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
    ImageObject     Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
  • Samuel de Champlain Monument
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for determining latitude, is believed to have been lost by Champlain about 7th June, 1613, on his exploratory expedition up the ...
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby was found in 1867 by Edward George Lee an astrolabe bearing the date 1603. This instrument, used for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Hospital Ward
    ImageNewspaperPlace  The Kincardine Independent, March 1976     Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as Kincardine and District Hospital. It is now of South Bruce Grey Health Services. Pictures taken from Tweedsmuir History.
    ImageNewspaperPlace  The Kincardine Independent, March 1976   Kincardine Hospital as it first appeared then some 50 years later as Kincardine and District Hospital. It is now of South Bruce Grey Health Services. Pictures taken from Tweedsmuir History.
  • Usbourne School Bell
    ImageObjectPlace       Usbourne Central School Bell November 8, 1976 Wincheslea School Bell was erected at Usbourne Central School. Cost of Bell shared by Student Council of Usbourne Elmville, Hurondale, and Kirkton Womens Institutes. Erected by Fred Bischoff and sons of Exeter. The metal work was done by Carl Gower. The cost was ...
    ImageObjectPlace     Usbourne Central School Bell November 8, 1976 Wincheslea School Bell was erected at Usbourne Central School. Cost of Bell shared by Student Council of Usbourne Elmville, Hurondale, and Kirkton Womens ...
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Rednersville WI
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Mountain View WI
    ImageObject       Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View Branch
    ImageObject     Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Mountain View Branch
  • Balsam Hill Horton W.I. Living Museum
    ImageObjectPlace       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 ...
    ImageObjectPlace     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 ...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province