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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

Looking Ahead, and Back

This month, April 2019, the Associated Country Women of the World will meet in Melbourne, Australia and a number of changes will occur. At the end of the Conference, we will have a new World President, and a new Area President for Canada. But while these changes are coming, many things will remain the same:Continue Reading

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Women’s Institutes

If the Women’s Institutes of Canada have done nothing else to justify their existence than compiling the Tweedsmuir Histories, they have earned a place of honour, in this country. To mind, the real history of the rural areas of Canada is noted down in these works. History, as written by the professional historians, can beContinue Reading

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