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The BCWI is an educational organization for women and families since 1897, and active in BC since 1909.

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Network News – June/September/October 2020

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Remote WI’s that have Come and Gone

Remote WI’s that have Come and Gone

When I write these columns for the British Columbia Women’s Institute website, I try to focus on the achievements of the many women’s Institutes that have performed notable tasks and have been highly successful. But there have been a host of Women’s Institute branches who have come and gone over the past 110 years, andContinue Reading

How to make an easy face mask that’s washable and reusable with spare fabric

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Notable Canadian Women: 1933

Notable Canadian Women: 1933

In 2016 Madge Watt’s great niece, Helen Geissinger gave me a copy of the book What the Country Women of the World are Doing. ┬áThis past winter I have been reading through it and have found a number of items that I think should be shared, so here is the first…… This volume, printed inContinue Reading

Women’s Institutes: Cooperation in Their Communities

In many communities throughout British Columbia there is a very special bond between the community and the Women’s Institute that functions there. In the early years this developed as the centres expanded to offer the services all communities need: libraries, better health services, community halls, and the fun and friendship that was part of theContinue Reading

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