Women’s Institute had long history

This 1914 photo shows the Okanagan District Women’s Institute in Summerland

Women played an active role in Summerland and one of the larger associations was the Women’s Institute.

This 1914 photo marks the closing meeting of the Okanagan District Women’s Institute with guests from Peachland and Penticton, seated on the steps of the Men’s Club of the Methodist Church.

In the back row from left are Nettie Campbell, Lizzie Campbell, Marie Arbell, Ruth Dale, Hessie Phinney, Mollie Smith, Mrs. W. Watson, Isobel Spencer, Mrs. Kelley, Annie Rule, Eula Watson, Anna Hayes, Mrs. Frank Williams and Mrs. Robinson Sr.

In front from left are Miss Dimmock, Mrs. Tom Ritchie and her daughter, Mrs. Lees, Mrs. Syd Sharp, Miss Livesay (unknown) Mrs. Hillborn and Mrs. Charles Greer.

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