Event Reports

WI at Balmoral Show 2017

The WI marquee at Balmoral Park was a hive of activity and it was yet another eventful and successful Show for the Women’s Institute. Here are some snapshots of this momentous occasion on the WI calendar… Federation Chairma...


WI Homeskills & Handcrafts Competitions – Balmoral Show 2017

Congratulations to the talented winners of the Homeskills and Handcrafts Competitions at Balmoral Show! The Home & Garden Sub-Committee and the Homecraft Sub-Committee were delighted with this year’s entries in the Floral...



WI Members Support ACWW’s ‘Women Walk the World’ Campaign 2017

Women Walking Worldwide In Aid Of ACWW The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) held its international Women Walk the World Day on Saturday 29th April 2017. On days in and around this special date, a number of WI Areas ...


Annual General Meeting 2017

The 76th AGM was held on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the Kings Hall Conference Centre in Belfast and chaired by Federation President Lady Anthony Hamilton. The hall was filled with over four hundred members, keen to hear report...



Quiz Final 2017

The Federation Quiz Final took place in Hillsborough Village Centre on Wednesday 17th May 2017, with all twenty-one WI Areas taking part.  Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee Chairman Ann McCurdy welcomed everyone and introduce...


Drama Festival 2017

Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone to the annual Federation Drama Festival, held this year on Saturday 1st April in Mountjoy Presbyterian Church hall, Omagh. A special mention was made to Mrs Ita McVeigh...



Bowls Final 2017

After two venue changes, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Magazine and Leisure Sub-Committee members were very fortunate to be offered the venue of the Holy Trinity Parish Church hall at Soldierstown, Aghalee to host the Fe...


Music Festival 2017

Second Comber Presbyterian Church hall was packed to capacity on Saturday 11th March 2017 for the Federation’s annual Music Festival 2017.  Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Carole Baird welcomed everyone to the event, including F...



Arts Festival 2017

Coffee Morning at Federation House The Arts Sub-Committee organised the annual Coffee Morning on Friday 10th February 2017 at Federation House.  Members attended from ‘Derry and Antrim and Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone...


Victoria Square Bake Off Final

On Saturday 4th March 2017 the quest of Victoria Square and the Women’s Institute to find the best ‘Victoria Square’ Sandwich in Northern Ireland came to an end when Jennifer Creelman from Macosquin WI, repres...