North Lanark District Women-Ramsay Women`s Institute Branch?



Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum-Carleton Place Canadian files


Would this group be part of the Ramsay Women`s Institute Branch? Or the Lanark 4H Club?

History of the Ramsay Women`s Institute Branch

Ramsay Women’s Institute was formed in Ramsay Township, Ontario, Canada in 1944 with 29 members. With amalgamation in 1998, Ramsay Township became part of the newly formed municipality of the Town of Mississippi Mills.

Nearly 70 years later, Ramsay Women’s Institute continues to provide a friendly environment for self enrichment, education and community involvement for all women 16 years and older. Today’s  branch of 20 members actively supports projects locally, nationally and internationally, and continues to preserve the rich local history through itsTweedsmuir Histories.

For newcomers who wish to meet their neighbours or become involved in their new community, Ramsay Women’s Institute is a friendly starting point. New members are always welcome. The W.I. is a unique in that there are no religious or political ties.

Ramsay Women’s Institute is part of the North Lanark District of Eastern Ontario within the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario. The Women’s Institute was formed in 1897 in Ontario by Adelaide Hoodless. She was motivated by the tragic death of her son from typhoid fever due to contaminated milk. She encouraged women to organize and educate themselves in food preparation and household hygiene to improve their  standard of living. 





About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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