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Learning and laughter with the PCWI

 

The Pontiac County Women's Institute hosted its annual information day on Feb. 23. Pictured: Dr. John Wootton, Director of Medical Education at the Shawville Hospital, spoke about the new dialysis unit. He was introduced by Elaine Lang.

CALEB NICKERSON
SHAWVILLE Feb. 21, 2018
On Feb. 21, over 50 people packed Shawville United Church for a day of learning, food and fun hosted by the Pontiac County Women's Institute (PCWI). The organization holds their annual information day in the middle of winter as a way to get the membership out of the house and break up the gloomy forecast.
The event features four speakers over the course of the day, broken up with a lunch in between. PCWI President Elaine MacPhee explained that the topics of discussion are based on the four pillars of the organization: education, agriculture, healthcare and publicity.
The day started off with local grain farmer Ralph Lang explaining his expansive operation, which stretches from Luskville to Clarendon. He explained the ins and outs of spraying pesticides as well as operating his grain elevator.

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