By Ellen MacPhail
The Prince Edward lsland WI (PEIWI) board of director’s November spotlights are on board and branch events throughout province.
In Charlottetown, the PEIWI is excited to host the fourth annual Island Product Cooking Contest aimed at intermediate and high school students across the Island. Students in Grades 7-12 are encouraged to enter their favourite recipes. Organized by the board and sponsored by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, this event features four categories, including appetizer, soup, main dish and sweets. Recipes submitted must feature Island agricultural and fishery-based products. Final judging will take place during February 2018 as part of WI Founder’s Week with winners receiving cash prizes. The deadline for students to enter is Dec. 15. Visit www.PEIWI.ca for entry forms and further details.
The PEIWI is pleased to present another popular Festive Country Christmas. This event features seasonal decorating ideas by Alan Preston of Heart and Flowers. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Farm Centre, 420 University Ave., Charlottetown. As seats are limited, spots can be reserved by calling 902-368-4860 or emailing email@example.com.
Several branch events across the Island are also taking place over the next four weeks.
Kelvin Grove WI will be hosting its annual fashion show and luncheon on Nov. 16, at a new location this year — the New London Community Complex. Tickets are $25 and available from Kelvin Grove WI members or by calling Anna Windsor, 902-836-3136, or Wanda MacMurdo, 902-836-3852. For more information, contact Elaine Caseley, 902-836-3588.
Brackley Beach WI festive pancake breakfast and bake sale is Nov. 18, 8-10 a.m. Enjoy a visit with friends and get a head start on Christmas baking. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds are for the Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Rd. For details, call Ellen Cudmore at 902-218-6984.
Rice Point WI will be holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair on Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Afton Community Centre in New Dominion. Admission is free and canteen services are available.
Meadow Bank WI is hosting a Christmas House Tour on Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. The tour includes five homes in Meadow Bank beautifully decorated for Christmas. Tickets are $15 and include light refreshments and door prizes. (Storm date: Dec. 10). Proceeds are in support of the Cornwall Food Program and Meadow Bank Women’s Institute. Tickets are available (by advance only) from Joy MacLaine, 902-566-2685, Cheryl Champion, 902-388-1592, or Pamela Baglole, 902-566-4834.
For more information on the items in this column or to join a WI branch, visit online at www.peiwi.ca or contact the provincial office at 902-368-4860 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This article is prepared by Ellen MacPhail, executive director for the PEIWI and appears in the Guardian the second Thursday of every month.