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  • Women's Institutes: User Contributions: 125 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province
  • Women's Institutes: User Contributions: 125 Years of Women Involved! WI Plaques, Halls, and Projects Across the Province
  • Memorial Tree at Barnet Park, Calabogie
        On September 21, 2018, Calabogie Ontario was hit by a tornado. Considerable damage was done to houses and trees; even damaging the top of the hydro dam. Many trees on the peninsula jutting out on Calabogie Lake in Barnet Park were felled. The ladies of Calabogie WI decided to plant ...
      On September 21, 2018, Calabogie Ontario was hit by a tornado. Considerable ...
  • Navan Clueminati  Clue#1
        Well, here we are in Dunrobin, Ontario having the BEST day out. After real and virtual isolation this fall and winter, it sure was a treat to enjoy each other’s company and have a day ‘OUT’! After a bit of research, we discovered that there was a Women’s Institute plaque ...
      Well, here we are in Dunrobin, Ontario having the BEST day out. ...
  • Thursday Friends Clue #1
        On Friday February 18, our team of Thursday Friends attended the WI 125th Anniversary flag raising at Brighton Municipal Hall. A very brisk but sunny afternoon was not to be wasted, we wanted to have some fun...Just a few days after Valentine's Day, we donned our red hats, set the ...
      On Friday February 18, our team of Thursday Friends attended the WI ...
  • Dipsy Doodlers   Clue # 1
        Our group, the Dipsy Doodler's has chosen as it's project our involvement with Plan International Canada (headquarters in Toronto Ontario). Our Women's Institute joined Plan International Canada on February 4th 1976. From 1976 to present we have donated money to this organization . We sponsor one child at a time ...
      Our group, the Dipsy Doodler's has chosen as it's project our involvement ...
  • Addie's Adventurers - Clue #1
        Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do we go on our first adventure? Which WI plaque, hall or project to choose? Do we want to pick one from our own branch or select one from our District that is not yet available online in the ...
      Original Site of McNab Township Hall – WISH Adventure #1 Where do ...
  • Lockdowners Clue #1
        What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the W. I. than a visit to the Erland Lee Museum Home? This homestead sits proudly on the escarpment at Stoney Creek in Wentworth County. As a Branch, close to this landmark we are able to visit and tour the museum, ...
      What better way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the W. I. ...
  • North Shore Sherlocks clue # 1
        The STORY of the Quiet WI Ladies That Could Once upon a time in the year 2015, a group of quiet women, known as the North Shore Women’s Institute, embarked upon a great adventure. You see, it was in that year that the Lang-Hastings Trail (the newest section of the ...
      The STORY of the Quiet WI Ladies That Could Once upon a ...
  • Paris Posse - WIW WI plaque  Clue #1
        Paris Posse Erika Van Stowski (C), Lisa Keefe, Anna Carter, Jenni Hunter On a cold February morning, we ventured out along the icy banks of the Nith River. As we steadied each other and took in the scenery of Lion’s riverside park, a place we visit often with our families, ...
      Paris Posse Erika Van Stowski (C), Lisa Keefe, Anna Carter, Jenni Hunter ...
  • Colpoy’s MIST - Clue #1
        Extraordinary Achievement comes from Ordinary People After WI meeting, we anxiously awaited details from our intrepid team captain outlining our first WISH challenge. Find one of the WI plaques, halls or projects near you the challenge directed. Well, that is easy!!! We are part of the Colpoy’s Bay Women’s Institute ...
      Extraordinary Achievement comes from Ordinary People After WI meeting, we anxiously awaited ...
  • Women Investigators Clue #1
        These Treasures, pictured with Pat Walker, Fern Holmes, Bonnie McCallum, and Alana Robinson are on display at the Severn Bridge Community Hall. The Severn Bridge Community Hall was saved by the Severn Bridge Women's Institute. When the Orange Lodge disbanded and were selling the hall, Severn Bridge W.I. stepped up ...
      These Treasures, pictured with Pat Walker, Fern Holmes, Bonnie McCallum, and Alana ...
  • Elementary My Dear. Clue#1
        Our story is about a monument placed at the crossroads of the village of Carlingford, located in the centre of a triangle that joins Stratford, Mitchell, and St. Mary’s in Southwestern Ontario. We are members of the Motherwell branch of FWIO but have connections with Carlingford. Our WISH team leader ...
      Our story is about a monument placed at the crossroads of the ...
  • ADDIE’S ANGELS - CLUE #1
        FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR ‘ADDIE’S ANGELS’ LEADS TO INVESTIGATION OF POSSESSION OF TWEEDSMUIR BOOKS AT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Our WISH Team, named Addie’s Angels (Remember Charlie’s Angels?), includes (l-r) Karen Murray-Hopf, Ronna Hoogstraten, Margaret M. McPherson (MMM), and Lyanne Lynch and we all live in the community of Glen Morris, Ontario. Our ...
      FIRST ASSIGNMENT FOR ‘ADDIE’S ANGELS’ LEADS TO INVESTIGATION OF POSSESSION OF TWEEDSMUIR ...
  • Lunch Bunch Clue #1
        On snowy, blustery February 25th the "Lunch Bunch Hunters" WI group trudged through snow to enter the Vernon Museum for their photoshoot. Captain Norma McNaughton drove as did country inhabitant member Laura Acres. Helen McDonald, another WI member walked 4 blocks. Non-member Mary Raats, our other country lady, was absent ...
      On snowy, blustery February 25th the "Lunch Bunch Hunters" WI group trudged ...
  • Mother Cluckers Clue #1
        1908-The Cherry Valley Women's Institute formed 1998- A plaque was placed outside the Cherry Valley Town Hall to Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Cherry Valley Women's Institute. (1908-1998) To celebrate a Cherry tree was planted next to the plaque. 1999- The Cherry Valley Women's Institute donated a bench with ...
      1908-The Cherry Valley Women's Institute formed 1998- A plaque was placed outside ...
  • No Spring Chickens Clue #1
        WISH Clue # 1 Extraordinary Achievement Comes from Ordinary People Our team of “No Spring Chickens” is made up of, one long time member (35 years), one new member (2 years), one former member and hopefully one future member. Our small flock is perched around the WI rock in the ...
      WISH Clue # 1 Extraordinary Achievement Comes from Ordinary People Our team ...
  • Wordly Wish Wizards  Clue #1
        The Lane Cemetery (1797—present) is located on the north side on Lot 12, Concession V1 at 4528 Twenty Mile Road (Regional Road 69), east of Saint Anns, Ontario, in the Township of West Lincoln. It is named after the Lane family who were early settlers and the historical owners of ...
      The Lane Cemetery (1797—present) is located on the north side on Lot ...
  • Springwell Sisters Clue #1
        Clue Number One Our “hall” has a special place in our WI heart’s. Originally built by pioneers as a Wesleyan church, the venerable building was the first to be built of brick in Rawdon Township. It became a hub for the little community of Wellman’s Corners, hosting lawn socials and ...
      Clue Number One Our “hall” has a special place in our WI ...
  • Savvy Sleuths - Clue #1
        The picture shows the members of our team and all of us sponsored children in the Christmas Hamper program. The picture was taken in February at the home of the team captain. The Christmas Gift Bags are to illustrate the gifts given to each child from a member of our ...
      The picture shows the members of our team and all of us ...
  • WITH IT Clue#1
        This Women’s Institute plaque is on a stone cairn that is situated on the corner of Calabogie Road, Anderson Road and Stewartville Road in the Township of McNab/Braeside, originally known as Lundys Corner. The plaque reads “On this site stood the first school of Section 13 McNab built in 1868”. ...
      This Women’s Institute plaque is on a stone cairn that is situated ...
  • The 4 Scavengers   Clue #1
        1927 Loan Gilbert, Whicher, and Caudle are a few of the names on this plaque in Colpoy's Bay Community Hall. Many of their ancestors continue to live in the Bruce Peninsula area. There are one hundred and twenty names on this plaque to commemorate these individuals who donated their time ...
      1927 Loan Gilbert, Whicher, and Caudle are a few of the names ...
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