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.
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New WI canada Logo

2018 Dedication of the QWI Bench at the Cairn in Dunham, August 8, 2018

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Linda Hoy
Treasurer, Ascot Branch
Sherbrooke County
QWI Education & Personal Development
Past President WI Canada (FWIC)

Recipient of 
Governor General's 
Medal for Volunteers

Days for Girls Fundraiser

Bring a decorated bank to Convention

– The Theme is School Days –

Prizes will be awarded

1st Prize is for the Best Bank:

zippered tote bag in the QWI Tartan & a Tim Horton’s Gift Card

The winning Bank will be chosen by members attending the Convention.

From the winning Branch one member’s name will be drawn to receive the tote bag.

The Branch will receive a $15 gift card from Tim Horton’s.


2nd Prize is for participation and collecting Donations

Handmade comfort quilt (approx. 45x72)

To enter for the 2nd prize, your Branch must collect donations for Days for Girls. The QWI Treasurer must receive your Branch donations by May 25,2019.

All members of each participating Branch will be entered to win the Comfort Quilt.

One member’s name will be drawn to receive the Comfort Quilt 

Learn more about Days for Girls at

Or contact Linda Janes Ryan

450-843-8864 or

For Home and Country

What's Happening

Deadline for submissions to the Spring/Summer Newsletter is March 1st.

105th QWI Annual Convention
Mark your calendars for May 25, 2019. Check here later for details and/or look in the Spring/Summer QWI Newsletter.

QWI Board Meeting
May 24, 2019, Macdonald College

ACWW's annual Women Walk the World, April 29Join your local group for some fresh air, exercise, and a chance to raise awareness about ACWW and the WI. Click here for more.

ACWW Canada Area newsletter - January 2019 Click here.

ACWW Canada Area page is on the WI Canada site. Click here.

ACWW 29th Triennial World Conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 4 April to 10 April 2019. Click here for more . . . 

WI Canada/QWI Celebration, August 2019. Details TBA

Annual Dates to Remember

Click here for the list of important dates.