Category Archives: Making History

The Legacy of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

The Legacy of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless   – born 27 February 1857   – died 26 February 1910 The above dates are merely bookends to a short life, 53 years less a day, but one filled with service to family, community and nation. What an enormous amount of dedication and service she provided in her short life span – whatContinue Reading

Northern Canada Women’s Institutes

Northern Canada Women’s Institutes

The material for this column came from the BCWI History Book and past FWIC Newsletters When, in 1956, some women in Haines Junction, Yukon, decided to start a Women’s Institute because they could related to the Aims and Objectives of the WI, a new era was born. They were affiliated with the British Columbia Women’sContinue Reading

Alfred Watt Road

Alfred Watt Road

“Alfred Watt Road is in the vicinity of Metchosin, but who was Alfred Watt?  He was Dr. Alfred Watt and was stationed at William Head as chief medical officer, Superintendent of Quarantine, for British Columbia. But though Watt was well known and held in high regard, it was his wife who was truly renowned. Mrs.Continue Reading

ACWW News

ACWW News

Many Women’s Institute members are unsure of how the organization is involved with the United Nations. The following article, written by Elizabeth Rushton, Alberta Women’s Institutes, during her terms as Area President of ACWW for Canada, outlines those links as they existed in 1999. “Probably one of the lesser known activities of ACWW is itsContinue Reading

Into a New Term – History in the Making!

Now that September has arrived, we start a new term of activities and of making history. The coming term of 2018 – 2019 will have some momentous events marking memorable events, and creating some new history for the Women’s Institutes. In July of 2018, the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada Convention was held in Winnipeg,Continue Reading

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