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Women's Institute ends 40 years of art and craft shows; moving to new vision

Women’s Institute ends 40 years of art and craft shows; moving to new vision

UPDATE MARCH 26: The Cherry Valley Women’s Institute along with the County Curling Club and other community members have stated they will start a new Art & Craft Sale, for now called the Prince Edward County (Picton) Art & Craft Sale, this year to be held Aug. 1st.   MARCH 5: Last year’s 40th anniversary […]

Women's Institute donation to help children in care at hospital

Women’s Institute donation to help children in care at hospital

CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, to members of the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute for another donation of bags of teddy bears and activity books for children being seen at the hospital in Picton. Pictured with the donation in front of the hospital: front row from left are: Bette-Anne Smith; Lisa Mowbray; […]

Women's Institute presents funds to help keep County transit rolling

Women’s Institute presents funds to help keep County transit rolling

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented the municipality with $3,000 toward the operation of accessible transportation Wednesday night – an annual contribution that tallies $149,000 since 2008. The service, contracted through Quinte Access, provides seniors and people with mobility issues with door-to-door transportation, allowing them to get to and from medical appointments, work and […]

PEC Women's Institute support of accessible transportation reaches $140,000

PEC Women’s Institute support of accessible transportation reaches $140,000

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented another $5,000 toward the operation of accessible transportation in the County – a contribution tallying $140,000 since 2008. The service, contracted through Quinte Access, provides seniors and people with mobility issues with door-to-door transportation, allowing them to get to and from medical appointments, work and school, social events, […]

PEC Women's Institute celebrates long history in community with $20K donation

PEC Women’s Institute celebrates long history in community with $20K donation

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Two of Prince Edward County’s most ambitious on-going fundraising efforts received a boost from the Prince Edward District Women Institute as it celebrated Women’s Institute Day. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Prince Edward County Public Library each received $10,000 for their causes, at a presentation held […]

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women's Institute for generous support

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women’s Institute for generous support

A likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presided over the County celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario and Canada Tuesday, in Ameliasburgh. Wilma deWolde, one of the organizers of the anniversary tea, noted the life-sized cardboard stand travels around to various institutes, honouring the Queen’s membership in Sandringham W.I. […]

Women's Institute donation supports accessible transit in the County

Women’s Institute donation supports accessible transit in the County

Members of the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute brought the spirit of the season to council Tuesday, presenting another $5,000 donation toward the operation of accessible transit service in the County. During the presentation, Mayor Steve Ferguson expressed gratitude and noted their contribution raises the total amount they have donated to the County since 2008 […]

Women's Institute members ‘Back the Build’

Women’s Institute members ‘Back the Build’

The Prince Edward District Women’s Institute presented $1,000 to ‘Back the Build’ of the County’s new hospital. Members presented the funds Thursday to Shannon Coull, executive director of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The funds were raised through regular activities undertaken by the Women’s Institute including the annual craft show. The first stage […]

Women's Institute honours long-serving volunteers

Women’s Institute honours long-serving volunteers

Tallying 13,653 volunteer hours by about 80 members, the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute cheered another successful year of service through their motto “For Home and Country”. Members of the district’s six branches met in Cherry Valley for the 109th annual meeting where they also honoured long-serving members. Doris Wright, who members noted will be […]

Good food and fellowship supports Women's Institute community projects

Good food and fellowship supports Women’s Institute community projects

Good food and great company filled the Athol Recreation Hall for the Cherry Valley Women’s Institute’s annual Ham Supper. Nearly 100 people filled the hall to enjoy a supper of ham, scalloped potatoes, beans, vegetables, salads and a delectable variety of homemade pies, all prepared by members of the Cherry Valley WI. A raffle basket, […]

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