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​PROCLAMATION: Women's Institute Day

February 19, 2021

WHEREAS:

For 124 years, Women’s Institute members have actively worked together for family, home, community and country. The objective of the first Women’s Institute branch, for​med in Stoney Creek on February 19, 1897, was to improve women’s skills in the art of homemaking and childcare; and

WHEREAS:

The Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) was organized in 1919, giving Members a stronger voice by working together as a united group. Through education, support programs and services, FWIO’s original focus expanded to include personal growth opportunities, government lobbying and health and community wellness projects; and

WHEREAS:

Today, FWIO has approximately 3,500 Members in over 280 Branches across Ontario; and

WHEREAS:

The Bond Head Women's Institute was formed in 1920, and the Tec We Gwill Women's Institute was founded in 1947, providing women in southern Simcoe County a place to learn, share and support one another and our community.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

That His Worship Mayor Rob Keffer and Members of Council proclaim February 19, 2021 as WOMEN’S INSTITUTE DAY in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.