Usually in December a large Christmas meal is organized by the Fordyce Women’s Institute, and family and friends and associates from charities and schools which have benefited from the Institute, are invited to join in on the festivities. The reality of Covid meant that members only could gather in Emmanuel United Church’s hall. A door remained open to allow for the circulation of air.
After a short meeting, during which $100 was given to the Welcome Project at Emmanuel United and $200 was given to the Horizon Pour Elles women’s shelter, a pot luck luncheon was spread out. The food was delicious and no one left feeling any hunger. Dessert gift boxes were made for members and associates who were not able to attend. A gift of several boxes of cookies and bags of candies were donated to the English Language Group Home on Bell Street.
In the spring, if Covid numbers start to drop, a bigger celebration may be possible to celebrate the 75 years since the founding of the Fordyce Women’s Institute.
The Fordyce Women’s Institute does not meet in January, but it will reconvene in February on the first Wednesday of the month.