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Margaret’s Message, Submitted by President, Margaret Byl

Greetings to all from Coast to Coast to Coast, wishing everyone a pleasant day as we celebrate the Civic Holiday!

Just a brief update on the happenings at the FWIC/WI Canada National Office, located at the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, 365 Blue Lake Rd., St. George, Ontario. On July 12 we held a hybrid AGM from the Homestead. The day began at the Pavilion with an Indigenous Lands Acknowledgement; greetings and recognitions of Mr. Hollie Archer and the County of Brant for their continuing support of the Adelaide Hunter Hoodles Homestead and FWIC/WI Canada. County of Brant Mayor David Bailey (shown in photo to the right) FWIO President Michelle Phillippi, President-elect Lynn MacLean and I planted trees to commemorate 125 Years of WI in Canada. A delicious luncheon preceded the FWIC/WI Canada Annual General meeting. Congratulations to Faye Mayberry who received the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Canadian Woman of the Year Award! After the AGM a reception was held to honour Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. Thank you to the County of Brant for their support!

Special thanks to the FWIC/WI Canada Board of Directors and Provincial Presidents for their contributions of their extraordinary skills and talents. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with the new board for this term.

There has been a staffing change at the Office. We would like to thank Sally Thorne for her time with us and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. We welcome Larry Gillis as our new bookkeeper.

Wishing you fair weather as we sail into the future with a recipe for success!


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