Woodmore Women's Institute News
(Submitted by Deb Melosky - Woodmore WI Secretary)
On Thursday, May 2 the Woodmore W.I. held their monthly meeting with 18 members in attendance. Our roll call for the day was "My favorite pet". 

The meeting was followed Damber Khadka speaking to us on his life journey, from refugee camp in Napal to Canada.  This was open to the public, followed by refreshments and social time.

Woodmore W.I. will be hosting a Regional W.I. picnic this summer, with members from other branches in the area invited. This will be June 12 at Roseau River Park.

For our 2024 fundraising we are selling raffle tickets, these are currently for sale if anyone is interested. We will also be hosting a soup and pie supper in the fall.

Our knitting and crocheting group has made 36 lap-blankets which will be delivered to the Vita, Emerson and Morris Personal Care Homes in May.

Our Food Security program for 2024 has received a grant for the Sturgeon Community Foundation. On April 15 we hosted a sour dough workshop, with 2 local instructors. This was very well received so we are looking into hosting a smaller hands-on sourdough workshop in the fall. We will also be hosting a seed saving workshop and a preserving workshop in the summer / fall.

Again, this year we will be hosting our Children's Gardening Project. Registration is underway and the kick-off will be on May 29.
We participated in the Vita School's Earth Day event on April 22. We hosted a station that had over 80 children, from kindergarten through Grade 5, come though during the day.

We will be hosting a Nature and Neighbors program sponsored by Southern Health's Health Together Now grant. Our first "wellness walk" includes part of the Crow Wing Trail and the Senkiw Bridge. This is May 25 from 10:00am - 12:00pm, contact wellnesswalks@gmail.com if you are interested.

We will be presenting trophies for the Woodmore & Area 4-H communication competition at the 4-H achievement on May 9.

We are giving out a bursary to a grade 11 student from Roseau Valley School, the criteria are based on volunteerism and community involvement.

The Manitoba Women's Institute AGM and Women's Day was April 27 in Grosse Isle, 3 members from Woodmore attended.  Woodmore WI will be hosting this event in 2025.

Our charitable donations for 2024 are: a park bench to be put by the swimming pool in Dominion City, monetary donations to the Vita Food Bank and Arnaud Community fund.

Our next meeting will be June 6, guests are always welcome. If you are interested in attending this meeting or any of our other activities, please contact meloskydebbie@gmail.com.