A Young Girl and a National Event

In 1919 a  fourteen year old girl, Margaret McGrath, with her mother, attended the Manitoba Women’s Institute provincial convention at the Agricultural College. One evening the Manitoba delegates gathered at the  big ballroom of the Royal Alexandra Hotel, the same hotel at which provincial representatives from many Canadian provinces were meeting to create the FederatedContinue Reading

BCWI 38th Triennial Convention June 2020

BCWI 38th Triennial Convention June 2020

Below is information regarding our BCWI 38th Triennial Convention, June 2020. If you require this information emailed to you, please do not hesitate to contact Betty Bartlett at bcwi@bcwi.caContinue Reading

The Persons Case Revisited

The Persons Case Revisited

This October will mark the 90th Anniversary of the Persons Case in Canada. From the Canadian Encyclopedia comes this overview of the case: “Alberta’s Famous Five were petitioners in the groundbreaking Person’s Case brought before the Supreme Court in 1927, and later decided by the Judicial Council of Britain’s Privy Council (1929)m Canada’s highest courtContinue Reading

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

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