Alberta Women's Institutes

August: News and Notes

The August News & Notes is now available for your reading pleasure. The plans for the Provincial Convention are underway!


  • Fundraising Reminders –
  • Cash Raffle Tickets are all out! Be sure to sell your books.
  • Clear out your clutter with Value Village Donations – collection at Provincial Convention!
  • Bottles & Can Returns – every penny helps!
  • Call for Silent Auction Items!

News and Notes – July

The latest edition of the News & Notes is now available to download.

Some Highlights:

  • FWIC Triennial Convention coming up in July! Are you attending?
  • Reminders – Fundraising – Bottles & Cans; Value Village: 2021 Cash Raffle Tickets On Sale NOW!
  • Caregivers Survey
  • Update from Handicraft Coordinator

Handicraft Entry Forms Now Available!

AWI Handicraft Entry Information and Entry Forms are now available online for you to download. Visit our Handicraft Page for full details on the competition, entry rules and guidelines and to download your entry form.

Important Dates to note:

  • All information must be received by Handicraft Coordinator by August 27th!
  • Send your entries to Norsemen Inn, Camrose, AB to arrive between September 20-24th, 2021. Your entry MUST arrive by September 24.
  • If delivering your entries in person to the Norsemen, they MUST be received by Sunday, September 26, by 4:00pm.

Calling all writers!

There is still time to make the extended Creative Writing Competitions deadline of June 30 for your creative writing submissions. Check out the full details of the competition and rules on the Creative Writing page!

You can email your submissions to our Creative Writing Coordinator Linda Toews at

Each year AWI hosts a Creative Writing Competition, the deadline for submissions is March 31 of each year. However, in 2021 Council has extended the submissions deadline to June 30. Get your submissions in today to be part of this competition.

Classes include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Plays.

Happy Writing!

Summer Solace, National Indigenous Day

June 21, A few WI members from different areas of the province met on Google Meets for a virtual visit tonight. It was nice to meet some of them for the first time and also good to see old friends. We will have to do this again.

Home and Country – Latest Issue

The most recent issue of the Home & Country is now available for your reading pleasure. Click on picture to download or here.

June News and Notes

The latest issue of News and Notes is now available for your reading pleasure.

Click the image to download Your News!

Some Highlights

  • If you can Click – staying connected online, it’s easy.
  • Update from Manitoba WI
  • Final Thoughts from Your President

Argyle Branch Members participated in the ringing 215 times of the old school bell in Alliance in recognition of the children of the Kamloops residential school.

May News and Notes

Greetings all,

The May issue of News and Notes is now available. We have changed the format and hope you like it.

Some Items included in this issue are:

  • WI 101
  • Staying Connected
  • Alberta Women’s Science Network – Scholarships Available for STEM
  • UK Pen Pals

April 29, 2021

Argyle Walks Again

When the Associated Country Women of the World had the first ‘Women Walk the World”   event in 2012, Argyle Branch participated.  This active branch in a small village in Alberta has walked every year through all kinds of weather.  Thanks to sponsors over $450 was raised to support the work of the society around the world.


This years participants were (from left, clockwise) Verlene Spady,Dianne Carroll, Norma French-Heslep, Molly Boudreault, Diane Dammann. Lorraine Hewett, Karin McCracken, Rose Marie Wickstrom and Bailee the dog.