User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province
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  • 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 ...
  • Gillies Hill Pioneer Monument
        Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the pioneers of Elderslie Township
      Gillies Hill - site of municipal government 1856-1963 in memory of the ...
  • Samuel de Champlain Monument
        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 ...
      Plaque reads: "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Champlain's Astrolabe Nearby ...
  • Hunter Cemetery Plaque
        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.
      In September 1969, the Boxall WI donated a plaque in the newly-named ...
  • "Watch for Children" signs near Port Stanley
        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.
      The Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County in the 1980s for ...
  • Stop Lights at Intersection of Iona Road and Talbot Line
        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 ...
      After a number of accidents, Boxall WI petitioned Southwold Township, Elgin County, ...
  • Gillies Hill Adopt a Road - 20th anniversary
        In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of cleaning the roadside of a section of road north of Chesley, Ontario.
      In 2017 Gillies Hill WI members proudly marked their 20th anniversary of ...
  • Ontario Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
        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 ...
      In 1967, the Lee family home (not yet a museum) was designated ...
  • Pine Grove Cairn Commemorating the Early Settlers
        This cairn, located at Wellington Park just outside of Arnprior Ontario, was dedicated September 2, 1989 as their 75th anniversary project. The plaque reads: "1914-1989 To commemorate the Early Settlers. In the early 1800's this community was settled. The first white child of McNab Township was born in a sod ...
      This cairn, located at Wellington Park just outside of Arnprior Ontario, was ...
  • 1961 Stone Cairn and Plaque at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home
        This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, was placed at the roadside in front of the Erland Lee (Museum) Home in 1961, while it was still a private residence. It reads "In memory of Erland Lee and his wife, Janet, who pioneered the first Women's Institute - now world-wide - ...
      This plaque, mounted on a stone cairn, was placed at the roadside ...
  • National Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home
        In 2003, the Erland Lee (Museum) Home was designated by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and a plaque was placed by the sidewalk leading into the side porch of the Museum. The plaque reads “This 19th-century farmhouse is the birthplace of the Women’s Institutes (WI), an organization ...
      In 2003, the Erland Lee (Museum) Home was designated by the Historic ...
  • Kemble WI Cairn and Parkette for Oldest Active WI Branch in World
        This cairn and parkette were created by Kemble WI, the oldest active WI Branch in the world, to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the WI movement. It was erected in a newly developed parkette/lookout and opened on September 11, 2007. The cairn was designed by Marnie Cheyne. The table is ...
      This cairn and parkette were created by Kemble WI, the oldest active ...
  • Braemar Hall
        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 ...
      At one time, This Braemar Hall was the hub of the community ...
  • Horton North W.I. brick
        This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation by Horton North Women's Institute
      This is a brick commemorating fund raising for Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Donation ...
  • Millennium Forest Town of Lincoln
        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 ...
      A Millennium Forest was planted in 2000 on the grounds of the ...
  • Beamsville Cenotaph
        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 ...
      This is a picture of the Beamsville Cenotaph that was erected in ...
  • Prince Edward County Service Club Signs
        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.
      In 2000-2001 Service Club Signs were placed at three entrances to Prince ...
  • Prince Edward District W.I. 100th Anniversary: Rednersville WI
        Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
      Plaque reads: "Prince Edward District Women's Institute 100th Anniversary 1908-2008 Rednersville Branch"
  • Johnson Soccer Fields, Picton
        Prince Edward County Soccer Association Through the generous support of our partners The John M Parrot Foundation Paul Greer & Sons Excavating Wentworth Landscape Group The Stark Family Fund Kerr Sprinkler Systems Essroc Italcementi Rotary Club of Picton Kiwanis Club of Picton Kinsmen Club of Picton Willowlee Sod Farms C.F. ...
      Prince Edward County Soccer Association Through the generous support of our partners ...
  • Sponsor, Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital Foundation
        The Prince Edward District WI is a sponsor of the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital Foundation. This plaque hangs in the Prince Edward District Memorial Hospital in recognition of donations made by the Prince Edward County District WI.
      The Prince Edward District WI is a sponsor of the Prince Edward ...
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User Contributions: 120+ Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province