Fonds PR-237 - South Vancouver Island District Women’s Institute fonds

South Vancouver Island Women's Institute banquet group at Lake Hill Women's Institute Hall on Qua... BC Women's Institute members at Associated Country Women of the World Conference, 1983

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South Vancouver Island District Women’s Institute fonds


  • [1909-2014] (Creation)

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1.5 m of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

The South Vancouver Island District Women's Institute included the following local Women's Institutes: Alberni, Brentwood (West Saanich), Cedar, Cobble Hill, Colwood, Cowichan, Craigflower, Deerholme, Esquimalt, Ganges, Garden City, Gordon Head, Granby, James Bay, Koksilah, The Lake (Lake Cowichan), Lakehill, Langford, Luxton and Happy Valley, Mayne Island, Metchosin, Mt. Maguire, North Saanich, Otter Point, Oyster District, Pender Island, Royal Oak, Saltair, Saturna Island, Shawnigan Lake, Shirley, Sidney, Somenos,Sooke, South Saanich, South Saltspring Island, Strawberry Vale, Tillicum, Victoria and Vimy.


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Donated in multiple accessions from 2013 to 2022 by Ruth Fenner on behalf of the South Vancouver Island District Women's Institute.

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Fonds consists of records of the South Vancouver Island District Women’s Institute and includes minutes, correspondence, booklets and reports, handbooks, visitor books, notebooks, histories, certificates, awards, newsclippings, photographs, and artifacts. Fonds includes 2 quilt block books, 1960s, for the Victoria and Brentwood Bay Women's Institutes.

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Further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2013-007, 2013-011, 2014-005, 2015-016, 2016-002, 2019-003, 2022-003, 2022-008.

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