South Vancouver Island Women's Institutes--For Home and Country

South Vancouver Island Women's Institutes

"For Home and Country"

Ode, Grace & Collect

Our History

 A woman  who made a difference

 A salute to Mrs. Adelaide Hoodless

Ruth Fenner received the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Award at the Founder's Lunch celebration, Fulford Hall,
Salt Spring Island,
February 24th, 2018

Click here to read the full article.

Click here to see other pictures taken at the Founder's Lunch.

Current Projects

B.C. and Canadian:
  • 1909–2009 British Columbia Women's Institute Centennial Commemorative History Book Project.
  • Labelling of genetically engineered foods. The Ram's Horn newsletter is a good source for more information.
  • Genetic Engineering Task Force sponsored the July 18, 2003 visit by Percy Schmeiser, the Saskatchewan canola grower involved in a legal battle with bio-tech giant Montsanto. He shared his knowledge and experience and reviewed the long-term impacts of genetic engineering (GE) technology on agriculture.visit
  • Supplying 4-H leaders, instructors, and judges.
  • Supporting local fall fairs and exhibitions.
  • Working with Agriculture Awareness(agAware BC).
  • Promoting use of local foods.
  • Ongoing support (monetary and materials) for the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children and the British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation.
  • Creative Arts Legacy Fund Workshops to help preserve crafts and to teach participants how to do more for themselves (example workshops). To request a workshop, contact a local branch.
  • Support of the Adelaide Hoodless Homestead heritage site.
  • Support for the Peace Gardens on the Canada/United States border.
  • Agriculture in the Classroom (AITC).
  • School supplies for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Operation Christmas Child. Shoebox-sized gift boxes of useful items for children.
In the works:
  • Mentoring programs.

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Branch Contacts
Cedar, 1924
Cobble Hill, 1920
Colwood, 1909
Langford, 1914
Royal Oak, 1911
Salt Spring Island, 1920
Shirley, 1924
Somenos, 1936

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