- 1946-2010 (Creation)
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52 cm of textual records
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The Women's Institute expanded into British Columbia in 1909 when Laura Rose of Ontario toured the southern part of B.C. for six weeks at the invitation of the Dept. of Agriculture. Fifteen branches were organized during that time and within two years there were twenty four branches with a membership of over one thousand. Over the years the numbers grew with women discovering the friendship, support and learning experiences of W.I. The organization was formed as a way to encourage camaraderie among women; its goal was for members to learn more about homemaking, child rearing, health issues and other concerns.
Donated in 2010 by Ruth Fenner.
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Fonds consists of newsletters and bulletins of the British Columbia Women’s Institute. Newsletters and bulletins include messages from the Provincial board; announcements of new local institutes; events and activities; meetings; reports; fundraising; and other business.
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No further accruals are expected.
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No restrictions on access.
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Accession number: 2010-048