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

Saturday Oct. 16th, 2021
Our Fall Workshop hosted by Cobble Hill WI

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.
  • 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 Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island 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: herb gardening, using apples, pressed flowers, making stepping stones, hanging baskets. 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.

Copyright © 2001–2021 by South Vancouver Island Women's Institutes

Branch Contacts
Arbutus, 2020
Cedar, 1924
Cobble Hill, 1920
Colwood, 1909
Langford, 1914
Royal Oak, 1911
Salt Spring Island, 1920
Somenos, 1936
(Disbanded: Shirley, 1824–2018)

British Columbia
Women's Institute

Federated Women's Institutes of Canada
Associated Country Women
of the World