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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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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.  This 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

Network News – February/March 2020

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58 Years Ago

In my sorting of Women’s Institute materials, I have had the great good fortune of becoming more knowledgeable about some of the tremendous efforts made by members who have passed on to the next realm. Just a few months ago, I was fortunate to find a copy of the Brief presented to the Royal CommissionContinue Reading

And So to Christmas

Have you every wondered about the story behind the Christmas song, “Silver Bells?” — if so, read on: Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston, Silver Bells  was originally titled “Tinkle Bells”.  A deadline for the completion of the Christmas song slated for a soon to be released movie was looming, and the song writersContinue Reading

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