FWIC at One Hundred: Past President Essay Writing Competition

PP Competition

[Edit: Please note that the PO BOX number in the image is incorrect. It should be PO Box 46.]


During the past year the last two provinces turned 100, with the exception of Newfoundland/Labrador who celebrated 75 years. The celebrations are over and now we look forward to 2019 when FWIC reaches the century mark.

Our organization (Women’s Institute) has existed for more than 100 years because of you, the members, and we would like to hear from you.

As a Past President of such a great organization as FWIC, I would like to see us move forward to leave our country and indeed the world a much better place for our children and grandchildren, hence the competition and my challenge to you.

Where do you see FWIC at 100? How has FWIC inspired you and what do you see as the challenges for the future? What is your vision for FWIC moving into the second century?

The Competition: FWIC at One Hundred

Write an essay of minimum 1000/maximum 2000 words- Typed or handwritten double-spaced- Presented in a folder- Name, branch, province in sealed envelope inside back cover. Due: April 15, 2015

Mail to: Ruth Blenkhorn Box 46 Port Williams, NS B0P1T0

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About WI Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. Our goal is to empower women to make a difference.

About FWIC

The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.

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