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April E-Newsletter

PEIWI April E-Newsletter 
Welcome to PEIWI's April e-newsletter.  (Links are in red.) 
Read below for updates this month!

ACWW Women Walk the World

ACWW's Walk the World event will take place on April 29.  The theme this year is Friendship. 
  • Walk (or participate in any other healthy activity) with branch members, friends, families, or individually! 
  • Send a list of participants names to the PEI Women's Institute Office for a chance to win prizes
  • Winners will be selected by random draw.
  • Donations gratefully accepted toward ACWW work in advocating for rural women. A group donation will be made be PEIWI.   
  • Deadline to submit photos is May 31, 2021 for a chance to win prizes!!  

Spring Is in the Air 'Stay at Home' Fundraising Event

The Board of Directors of the PEI Women's Institute cordially invite you to participate in our 'Stay at Home' Fundraising Event.  In lieu of an in-person dinner this year, the Board of Directors has decided on a non in-person event where you can stay home yet still be a part of this year's fundraiser! See poster for details

The Board is encouraging financial collections for a group donation to support Prince County Hospital this year.  100% of the proceeds will go direct to hospital equipment. Full tax receipt will be received.  PEIWI can accept cash or cheques, with cheques made payable to PEI Women's Institute.  A cheque with all donations will be announced during the WI provincial convention. 
Please provide name and mailing address with your donation to receive a tax receipt!
Deadline for donations is April 30.

WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award - Nominations deadline extended to April 30! 

This award is recognition for an Island woman making a major contribution to the PEI agriculture sector and is presented bi-annually by the PEI Women’s Institute.  This award will be presented in 2021 at the provincial convention on May 29.  Branches can submit nominations using details available online or contact the office at for further information.  Due to the circuit breaker and preventing some branches from meeting, April 30 is the new deadline for nominations    
Other scholarships and awards are available! Check out the Resource page at for a complete listing - please note the deadlines for the Adelaide Hoodless Award (non-board member year), Golden Book of Recognition (now awarded annually), and Friend of WI Award is now April 30.  

Heard it through the Grapevine - WI Spotlight on Agriculture!   This month's feature is the Dixon family from North Tryon! 

PEIWI is pleased to showcase WI members or their neighbors in agriculture!  The following is WI's third spotlight!  This month features the Dixon family from North Tryon!  

Eric and Heather Dixon (left), along with their son Tim and daughter-in-law Sarah Jane (right) of Dixon Farms in North Tryon, raise Angus cattle under the herd name Worth-a-Bit Angus.  Established in 1916, this fourth generation farm consists of a feedlot and cow/calf operation. The Dixons sell both purebred and commercial cattle, and offer a selection of Angus bulls in the spring. They also grow corn, barley, oats, and forages for the cow herd and feedlot.  Last year was a busy and exciting calving season on the farm with five sets of twins born!
Heather has been a PEIWI member for 45 years, joining the North Tryon branch when she married and moved to the community. She is a current member of Augustine Cove WI and has served on the Board of Directors.  

PEIWI wants to spotlight interesting facts or fun about agriculture on PEI through the eyes of WI members in newsletters and on Facebook.  It’s also a “Did you know?” piece where we can list a variety of tidbits.  It could be on century farms, from growing up in a farm, how many varieties of crops on PEI, or to the latest technology used in farming - It can be about anything, fun to fact!   Send us pictures and a few lines to or call 902-368-4860.  Include your name or branch with your submissions.   

Anti-Oppression Online Workshop

An Anti-Oppression workshop will take place on April 10 from 2pm to 5pm.  Learn more on how WI can assist in our communities. 

Are you familiar with BIPOC?  Did you know it stands for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour?

It is more important than ever to understand racism and its effects in our communities, province and beyond.   

The PEI Women's Institute invites you to an interactive workshop entailing exercises, visual presentations and scenarios to better understand and welcome our differences in organizations and communities. Presenters include: Dante Bazard, MSc, founding member of BIPOC USHR\ and Dr. Sobia Ali-Faisalm, PhD, BIPOC USHR President.  Dante Bazard is the first black person to serve on the PEI's Human Rights Commission. 

Registration for this online event can be done online at, by contacting the PEI Women's Institute Office at 902-368-4860 or by emailing: Feel free to share the workshop poster!

PEI Provincial Convention on Online

Due to the going uncertainty of the pandemic during planning time, PEIWI will be hosting the provincial convention online, Saturday, May 29 from 9:30am to 11:30am. 
Please register via:
  • website:
  • email:
  • phone:  902-368-4860
Please note bylaw changes and mail in ballots were sent in February in keeping with bylaws to send information out three months prior.   

WI Social Zoom Party
The WI Board of Directors would like to take the opportunity to assist those interested in learning how to meet on Zoom!  The board of directors are planning for the provincial convention which will be held online only, as a result, the PEIWI board wants to assist and to educate our members through an online party in advance to make it easy for you or your branch to try connecting using web based meeting platforms if you haven't already!
PEIWI will be using a web based platform called Zoom, and there are three ways to connect online in the same meeting:
1)      With Video – where we can see each other.
2)      Without Video – where just your name or branch name is listed.
3)      By Phone – where you simply call into the meeting using your phone.
What can branches do?  Branches can provide gathering spots for members, or simply have a representative join in from home or potentially local community hubs/library.
What do you need?  To participate all you need is: computer, laptop, tablet, or Smart Phone, and an internet connection.  Some computers will have video capability, others will not, and that’s ok!  It is recommended to download the Zoom App in advance.
What if I don’t have a computer? – if any of your members do not have a computer or internet access you can simply just use your cell or house phone(much like a conference call/partyline)!  This will allow you to dial into the meeting/zoom party using a number we supply.  Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Are there any useful links I/we can look at in advance?
Download Zoom using this link:  (Pick the free version)
YouTube shows just how easy it is:
Zoom beginners video:
Date: Friday, May 14,
Time: 10:00am -11am 
Registration: To register, so we can send you the link, please send your name/branch/email to:  or sign up at
Once you register with WI for the Zoom meeting, we will send out the link via email to join in. 
Members of the Convention Committee will be standing by on May 14 to trouble shoot any questions you may have during this session:
902-368-5089 (WI Office)
902-894-4542 (Helen)
902-394-0361 (Marguerite)
902-330-2865 (Sheila)

Mitts for Kids PROJECT!

On behalf of the Mitts for Kits committee, thank you so much for the donated mittens.  Over 500 pairs were received and placed in children's backpacks to those who need them.   

Founder's Day Card Making Contest - Deadline Extended to April 30

Thank you to all who were able to match the deadline of March 31.  As some branches were unable to meet during the "circuit breaker", requests were received to extend the deadline to April 30.   Cards can still be made for any occasion, any mixed media and any size or design.   
Cards will be sent to senior's homes and long-term care centers across the Island.  Cards can still be submitted to the PEIWI Office by April 30, 2021.  See poster for more details.


Its that time of year to apply for scholarships!  Click for details:

Health and Agriculture Scholarships will be announced soon!

WI & COVID-19:  2021

Health directives and vaccine roll out on PEI continue to evolve.  Keep up to date using the links below.   

Please refer to the following links for the most up to date information. 

Vaccine Information on PEI:

Current COVID Information for PEI:

From the CPHO:
Are masks required for audiences at gatherings such as meetings or concerts in indoor public places? Can people take off their mask once seated at a gathering?

Masks are required for gatherings at indoor public places. Attendees are required to wear masks throughout the activity, unless exempt, even if physical distancing can be maintained. Individuals can remove their mask during the consumption of food or drink. 

WI Office Hours

Thank you for wearing masks when visiting the PEIWI office.   The PEIWI office is open and requires visitors to sign in at both the building entrance and in office for contract tracing.   We encourage making appointments.  Hours are 8am-4pm.  

As the WI office, located at 40 Enman Crescent, is a government building, it adheres to strict guidelines and recommends making appointments and wearing masks. 

This assists in coordinating sanitizing efforts for both the building and office staff.  If you require anything from the office, please do not hesitate to contact us in advance at or by phone at 902-368-4860 to ensure we can assist you in a timely manner.  






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