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  • Chesley Women's Institute Accomplishments
        Chesley Women's Institutes Accomplishments Chesley Women's Institute was organized in 1910 with 60 ladies in attendance. One of their first petitions was to ask Council that sidewalks be snowplowed and that butcher shops and bakeries be inspected. During the First World War they disbanded to do their work through the ...
      Chesley Women's Institutes Accomplishments Chesley Women's Institute was organized in 1910 with ...
  • Springfield Pioneer Cemetery Headstone, Erected by the Springfield WI
        The stone reads: "Springfield Pioneer Cemetery" Left column: Alward, Daniel 1809-1868 [Alward], Daniel, son of Daniel and Mary, 1843-1864 Allen, George, 1860-1863 Allen, Lydia M., dau. of Barna'h & Angeline, 1862-1862 Allen, Silvenes 1861-1862 Allen, William R., son of Rob't & Cath'n, 1864, 4m 8ds Brooks, Jason C., son of ...
      The stone reads: "Springfield Pioneer Cemetery" Left column: Alward, Daniel 1809-1868 [Alward], ...
  • Tweedsmuir Histories
  • Home & Country Newsletters
        Issues from 1933-2015
      Issues from 1933-2015
  • Fairfield Wily Investigators Clue #2
        It was a cold but sunny morning when the Fairfield Wiley Investigators set out on foot on their quest to complete Clue Number 2. “To use Legos to create a scene that represents the Women’s Institute”. We headed over to Lindsays’ another WI, and with the help of her 4yr ...
      It was a cold but sunny morning when the Fairfield Wiley Investigators ...
  • The Ladies In Waiting Clue #2
        WISH Women’s Institute Scavenger Hunt CLUE TWO STORY For this second WISH activity the "Ladies in Waiting" team aimed to focus on imagination and creativity, releasing a bit of our free spirits. Using LEGO certainly encouraged us to follow those aims as well as Laughing Everyday, Grasping Opportunities. Yeah LEGO ...
      WISH Women’s Institute Scavenger Hunt CLUE TWO STORY For this second WISH ...
  • Rural Renegades - Clue #2
        "Quilt Blocks of Friendship, Family and Community" We chose to create quilt blocks out of Lego showing what WI means to us. Put together the blocks show how we come together as family, friends and community. The top left the block our team member wanted to share her connection with ...
      "Quilt Blocks of Friendship, Family and Community" We chose to create quilt ...
  • Lucky Lilies  Clue #2
        Name of our Creation and Story We Are One No matter who you are, no matter what your colour or creed, we are all One in this world. We chose our Lego map of Ontario because to us it represents W.I. Why? It is a milestone anniversary this year of ...
      Name of our Creation and Story We Are One No matter who ...
  • Tipsy Teapots - Clue # 2
        WI Community Champions! While the Women’s Institute has become a smaller organization there has been no let-up in the commitment to home and country. Along with its traditional causes, especially education, the organization has also embraced more contemporary concerns. They include participation in the Support Our Soldiers Program, launched when ...
      WI Community Champions! While the Women’s Institute has become a smaller organization ...
  • Silverwood Sages-Wisely Intriguing Clue #2
        FWIO /WISH – Clue #2 Creative idea from Child’s blocks The Sages, challenged by events from April 2022, have created a sunflower symbolizing hope for Ukraine Submitted by the Silverwood Sages D(oris) – Determination H(ania) – Hope K(atie)-Kindness R(osamund)-Radiance Submission part of the WISH challenge for WI's 125th anniversary.
      FWIO /WISH – Clue #2 Creative idea from Child’s blocks The Sages, ...
  • Springwell Sisters  Clue #2
        WOW! CELEBRATING 125 YEARS Candles and cakes and friends, oh my! The Springwell Sisters celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario. We do this in play, the most creative endeavour of all. As Women’s Institute members, we walk in the giant footsteps of the women who ...
      WOW! CELEBRATING 125 YEARS Candles and cakes and friends, oh my! The ...
  • Chapman Trailblazers Clue #2
        We chose to name our Creation: "Better Together; 125 Years & Forever" If you told a story about a small or large group of people playing, one might imagine a group of children. Maybe they’re toddlers, or even teens. They’re likely talking a lot, laughing, disagreeing, and maybe even compromising. ...
      We chose to name our Creation: "Better Together; 125 Years & Forever" ...
  • Dunrobin Fun Seekers Clue #2
        Ode to Lego Landers” By ‘The Fun Seekers’ The WI Scavenger Hunt Clue #2: "Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found” and with this in mind, we are to build something that our team feels, represents Women’s Institute ...
      Ode to Lego Landers” By ‘The Fun Seekers’ The WI Scavenger Hunt ...
  • The Go Getters - Clue #2
        Clue #2 Scavenger Hunt We are the Go-Getters (Judy Taylor, Carol Herbert, Elizabeth Potter, Rebecca Potter and Sheila Greason). We felt that a log cabin represents the early days of the Women’s Insititute when the ladies met in each others homes. Log Cabins were built to provide shelter from the ...
      Clue #2 Scavenger Hunt We are the Go-Getters (Judy Taylor, Carol Herbert, ...
  • NaVan Clueminati   Clue #2
        Our LEGO Creation “Building Community - 1 Piece at a Time” While envisioning a LEGO project for this month’s challenge, we did some brainstorming and a little research at one member’s house in Navan, Ontario. From the FWIO website, we were reminded of the following: “We believe that when women ...
      Our LEGO Creation “Building Community - 1 Piece at a Time” While ...
  • The Belles of the Bay - Clue#2
        WISH Clue #2 submission Name of creation: ‘The Block Party’ There is something about children and imaginative play. The wonder and creativity are boundless, and toys like LEGO are integral to that developmental stage in a person’s life. As we get older, sometimes the roles and responsibilities we assume keep ...
      WISH Clue #2 submission Name of creation: ‘The Block Party’ There is ...
  • Howick Hot to Trot-hers  Clue #2
        Pieces Coming Together Create Community We believe that: Happy hearts build homes, collectively happy homes build communities. These communities lead to a happy healthy country. Our team has created a "Home" because we feel that WI is represented in all our homes and communities through our Fellowship and helping others ...
      Pieces Coming Together Create Community We believe that: Happy hearts build homes, ...
  • HOWICK HAPPY WANDERERS  CLUE#2
        "ROSE WELCOMES HAPPY WANDERERS" On February 19, 1897 a group of women met in Stoney Creek, Ontario with the goal of improving the lives of women and their families through education and lobbying for better services. The result was the birth of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario(FWIO). The Women's ...
      "ROSE WELCOMES HAPPY WANDERERS" On February 19, 1897 a group of women ...
  • The Go Get 'Em Gals   Clue #2
        The Erland Lee Home : A Place of Inspiration and Learning From the tall red chimney to the deep green shutters, our team of Go Get ' Em Gals took great pleasure in creating a representation of the Erland Lee ( Museum ) Home. With M.J. as the master-builder , ...
      The Erland Lee Home : A Place of Inspiration and Learning From ...
  • Crafty Clue Crew - Clue #2
        The Building Blocks of Community Our Crafty Clue Crew’s creation shows each of us in our element, showcasing our unique interests; Cassie knitting in her living room, Kara sewing in her sewing room, Sherry raising her chickens and ducks, and Michelle gardening on her farm. All of us have come ...
      The Building Blocks of Community Our Crafty Clue Crew’s creation shows each ...
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