Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada Leaders from British Columbia

Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada Leaders from British Columbia

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada was established in Winnipeg in February of 1919.As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of that event, a glimpse of the women who have come from our province to offer themselves as  representatives, and then Presidents is due. There have been 35 women who have presided over the activities ofContinue Reading

A brief Review of Some World Conferences

A brief Review of Some World Conferences

Held every three years, the Associated Country Women of the World Conferences are like a grand reunion of friends of longstanding and shared friendships. U have had the pleasure of attending two such conferences in 1980 and 1983.  The 1980 Conference was in Hamburg, Germany, and even travelling there was an adventure! Leaving Edmonton inContinue Reading

A Suggestion for your Next Trip to Ontario

A Suggestion for your Next Trip to Ontario

Many of us are travelling in Canada these years. With the news coverage of trials and tribulations in places we may wish to visit, along with the concerns about air travel, the attractions of our own country which we may not have yet visited become far more attractive! Two such sites are the Adelaide HunterContinue Reading

Memories of Conventions

For those of us who have had the opportunity and the pleasure of attending a  number of Women’s Institute Conventions, there are memories of great and small events, each one in our thoughts as the  years go by. My first BCWI Convention was in Nelson in 1974. It reminds me of the warmth and welcomingContinue Reading

Emily Murphy, First President, FWIC

When I find a well written article of interest, I feel I should use it, with credit to the writer. The following article on Emily Murphy is one of them.  Ruth Fenner Emily Ferguson was born into a well-to-do family in Cookstown, Ontario in 1868. Both of her grandfathers were active politically, one having foundedContinue Reading

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