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Women interested, informed and involved in building a better tomorrow.

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

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

Network News – November/December/January 2019-2020

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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

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