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


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Nobleton WI's involvement in Local Parks 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?  2003  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 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    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...
Glasgow WI Cairn 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?  1968  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.
Nobleton Community Hall 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    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...
Elgin County Pioneer Museum 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    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...
Blakeney Plaque unveiling 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    On Nov.7,2010 the Mayor of Mississippi Mills,Al Lunney and the President of Ramsay W.I., Cindy Zorgel unveiled a plaque at the Blakeney Park at the bridge over the Mississippi River, in Lanark County near Pakenham. It showed the locations of the over a dozen mills and shops in early times.
Kilmartin Cemetery, Municipality of Central Elgin 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    In April 1960, committee of Yarmouth Glen WI met with Yarmouth Township Council regarding a cleanup of Kilmartin cemetery. This resulted in a $50 annual grant given to the branch for upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery. At this time, all markers were removed and the ground leveled. Further...
Kilmartin Cemetery Dedication- Yarmouth Glen WI 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    Yarmouth Glen Women's Institute undertook a restoration project at Kilmartin Cemetery following a dedication ceremony on June 23, 1963. Please also see another submission on this topic for more information.
Wellman's Women's Institute Hall 
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Goshen Cemetery Plaque 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?    This plaque was erected by the Goshen W.I. at Goshen Cemetery. The plaque reads "Goshen Cemetery 1831 - 1931 in memory of the pioneers." It is on the brick wall in front of the cemetery.
National Historic Site Plaque at Erland Lee (Museum) Home 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?  2003  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...
1961 Stone Cairn and Plaque at the Erland Lee (Museum) Home 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?    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 - at Stoney Creek, February...
Country Manor Bench 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?  1990  To mark their 60th anniversary, the Maple Grove Women's Institute went to Cambridge Manor, a new nursing home in our area and asked if there was anything we could contribute to the home as our outreach into the community. They had a member who was living there at the time. The Manor suggested a...
WI Centennial Planter 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?  1967  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 Regional labs and...
Canada 150 Art Tree Project - Burnstown W.I. 
ImagesObjectsWas Contributed?  2016  Burnstown Women's Institute Theme 6: Community organization Township: Mc Nab / Braeside, Ontario Volunteer hours: 30 Our story: In 1911 our Institute branch was the first one in the Renfrew South District, and we have been going strong ever since! We have 26 members ranging from 30...
Unveiling of North Easthope Cairn with Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir, 1936 
ImagesWas Contributed?    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...
North Easthope Township Cairn, Presentation of Pioneer History to Lord Tweedsmuir, 1936 
ImagesWas Contributed?    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...
Hampstead Women's Institute Heritage Plaque 
ImagesObjectsPlacesWas Contributed?    Provincial Heritage Plaque (Marker) erected and unveiled September 24, 2013 at the site of Hampstead Women's Institute inaugural meeting - little board-and-batten house (right in photo) STORY: On the evening of March 5, 1903 twenty-four women crowded into a small home at the southwest corner of...
Troy/Lynden Women's Institute Hall, Troy Ontario 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    In 1962 Troy Women's Institute branch members purchased this local two room schoolhouse (built in 1878) as a WI hall for community events. Renovations have occurred with the help of community members, Lottario, and a Trillium Grant. In 1995, a historical plaque was placed on the outside wall on...
Reid's Corners WI Learning Chair 1 
ImagesPlacesWas Contributed?    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...
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User Contributions: 120 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province