W.I. Willie the Worm Craft Challenge

Whether individual, branch or provincial, we challenge Women’s Institutes members from across Canada to submit their hand-crafted Willie the Worm for the June 2015 Triennial Convention held in Fredericton, NB.

On your own, or as a team, create a Willie the Worm craft using any materials you please as a fundraiser challenge for FWIC.

Send your completed Willie projects along with the crafter(s)’s names and branch information to the New Brunswick provincial office by June 1, 2015.

New Brunswick Women’s Institute
681 Union Street
Fredericton, NB E3A 3N8
Phone: 506-454-0798 | Email: nbwi@nb.aibn.com

Please note that we are unable to return any projects that are mailed.

Alternately, on the morning of June 9th, 2015, bring your handiwork to the Convention craft table in Fredericton where they will be showcased.

This will be a fun and interactive exhibit. Convention goers will cast their “votes” by donating change for their favourite “Willie the Worm”. At the end of the Convention, the Willie that collects the most attention wins! The winning Worm (and his creator) will receive an official “Thank you” as well as a prize donated by President Elect, Linda Hoy and be recognized as the “Official FWIC Willie the Worm”.

If you need some inspiration, check out our Willie the Worm Pinterest Board.

A very dapper Willie the Worm created by Sara Naim
A very dapper Willie the Worm created by Sara Naim

Please, do share the results of your handiwork. Post photos of not only the final product, but of the crafting event, too. You can find FWIC on Facebook or Twitter. Or drop a message here, in the comments box below.

The Challenge is on!

Hmmm, I wonder what Willie looks like with a moustache? It is Movember, after all…

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About WI
Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. Our goal is to empower women to make a difference.

About FWIC

The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.

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