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135 Years

Volume 136 Issue 13 Friday, June , 2018 www.minnedosatribune.com 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Basswood WI Celebrates A Century
this week

McNabb
Valley To
Host National

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Event

Girls Win
Rugby
Provincials

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Photo by Hillary Miller

The seven current members of the Basswood WI pose for a photo on stage amongst a display of women’s fashions
throughout the years during the organization’s 100th anniversary celebration last weekend. (L-R): Betty Iverson,
Linda Birch, Shirley Rose, Edith Parsons, Marion McNabb, Esther Harland and Elaine Thomson.

Farmers By HILLARY MILLER The first Women’s Institute
was founded in Ontario in
some dating back to the
early 1900’s, and ranging
collectively read the Mary
Stewart Collect, a WI tradi-
the SWA Region; Denise
Joss, President of the Man-

Market T he Basswood Women’s
Institute celebrated its
1897 with Manitoba join-
ing the movement in 1910.
to beyond the 1950’s. WI
members Marion McNabb
tion.
A number of special
itoba WI; Linda Hoy, Presi-
dent of WI Canada; and

Growing
100th anniversary on Sun- Currently, Basswood is one and Esther Harland both guests were in attendance Sheila Needham, Canada

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day, June 3rd. A special of 22 WI’s in the province. sported outfits that dem- to bring greetings and mes- and Area President of the
anniversary celebration As a backdrop on onstrated styles worn by sages of congratulations to Associated Country Wom-
was held at the Basswood stage, the ladies of the women at WI meetings in the group. These included en of the World (ACWW).
Hall, which was full of peo- Basswood WI put together days gone by. Brent Fortune, Reeve of
ple, all eager to share in a display of women’s cloth- After the group’s ren- the R.M. of Oakview; Verna Continued on
this milestone celebration. ing from over the years, dition of O Canada, they Cuddington, President of Page 6

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