The Lumber Jills Clue #1
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Description
For Canada 150, a very artistic WI member in our District created the Art Tree project. Those participating received a large canvas with the Tree printed on it. Then each group, family or individual could choose how to develop the Tree and area around it.
The Balsam Hill – Horton WI chose to recognize the history of our Township with pictures of pioneer homes and farming, all the churches and schools in the area, and geographical features such as lakes and rivers. The Maple leaves falling from and around the base of the Tree are labelled with the names of organizations , past and present, which have been integral to the vitality of our community. The colour is reminiscent of the forests and timber industry which opened up this part of Ontario. Our canvas was framed with Barnboard from an original township building owned by one of the LumberJills.
In 2017, most of the local completed Art Tree projects travelled as a group to be viewed in libraries, schools and community centres. Our Tree now hangs in the Township Council Chambers.

The Lumber Jills will climb our hills
But n’er to look for water
We’ll salute the men who felled white pine
We are their great-grand daughters.
The Lumber Jills from Balsam Hill
Are ready to hunt for treasure
To scavenge low and high for WI
Is an anti-Covid pleasure.
Notes
Submission part of the WISH challenge for WI's 125th anniversary.
Date of Publication
Feb 2022
Subject(s)
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.48341 Longitude: -76.81613
Donor
Lynn Clelland
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photographer
Contact
Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
 fwio@fwio.on.ca
 

 
552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6
905-662-2691
Full Text

The Lumber Jills will climb our hills

But n’er to look for water

We’ll salute the men who felled white pine

We are their great-grand daughters.

The Lumber Jills from Balsam Hill

Are ready to hunt for treasure

To scavenge low and high for WI

Is an anti-Covid pleasure.

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The Lumber Jills Clue #1


For Canada 150, a very artistic WI member in our District created the Art Tree project. Those participating received a large canvas with the Tree printed on it. Then each group, family or individual could choose how to develop the Tree and area around it.
The Balsam Hill – Horton WI chose to recognize the history of our Township with pictures of pioneer homes and farming, all the churches and schools in the area, and geographical features such as lakes and rivers. The Maple leaves falling from and around the base of the Tree are labelled with the names of organizations , past and present, which have been integral to the vitality of our community. The colour is reminiscent of the forests and timber industry which opened up this part of Ontario. Our canvas was framed with Barnboard from an original township building owned by one of the LumberJills.
In 2017, most of the local completed Art Tree projects travelled as a group to be viewed in libraries, schools and community centres. Our Tree now hangs in the Township Council Chambers.

The Lumber Jills will climb our hills
But n’er to look for water
We’ll salute the men who felled white pine
We are their great-grand daughters.
The Lumber Jills from Balsam Hill
Are ready to hunt for treasure
To scavenge low and high for WI
Is an anti-Covid pleasure.