The QWI Cairn

The QWI Cairn was installed at Dunham, the birthplace of the Quebec Women's Institutes.

On July 15, 1964, a special ceremony was held at Dunham when the plaque was unveiled by Mrs. McElroy, Charter Member of Dunham WI. 

Mrs. Gordon Brown, daughter of Mrs. Beach, read the minutes of the first meeting and Mrs. Harvey gave a history of the WI. 

Greetings were given from Mr. Glendon Brown, M.L.A., Mr. J. J. Bertrand, M.P.P.Q.C., Mme P. C. LeBeau, Department of Agriculture and representative from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board. Read more.

In the News

New at the QWI CAIRN SITE 

The new granite monument was in place for the 2024 Remembrance Day ceremony.

The dedication of the new monument will take place during Convention 2024 

Thanks to Linda Janes
and Pat Clarke!


Quebec Tartan

The Minister of Canadian Heritage officially declared April 6 as 'National Tartan Day'.

Linda Janes Ryan, president of Chateauguay-Huntingdon County is working with her MNA office to have Quebec officially recognize the Quebec Tartan.

Thank you Linda!

What's Happening

QWI Board Meeting
1:00 pm 

Set up and Social time 11:30-1:00

May 24, 2024

United Church Hall

203 rue Principale Cowansville 


QWI 2024

Annual General Meeting

Hybrid: Zoom
or in person

May 25, 2024

Registration is now open

click here for the form

9:00 am Social time

10:00 am start

United Church Hall

203 rue Principale Cowansville 


May 25, 2024

Dedication and Naming Ceremony 

Immediately after AGM

at the former Cairn site 

Route 202 in Dunham 

3747 rue Principale

(beside the fire station)

FWIC / WI Canada

For the latest news and upcoming events,

visit the FWIC website


ACWW Women Walk the World

April 29th

Click here for the 

ACWW Website


Annual Dates to Remember

Click here for the list of important dates.