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DICKINSON DAYS - first weekend in June
It's Moss Kent Dickinson's Birthday and Manotick village invites you to the party!

Moss Kent Dickinson

We're celebrating Moss Kent Dickinson's Birthday!
The village of Manotick invites you to join in the celebration of the unique history of the village, its founders, and Watson's Mill on the first weekend in June. We've organized a celebration full of family fun in Manotick, a rural village in Canada's capital. [map]


2006 Dickinson Days Schedule Schedule

Friday, June 2 - hosted by the Manotick Kiwanis

  • 6:30 pm   Kiwanis Parade
    The parade goes south down Manotick Main Street to Potter Drive, Dr. Leach Drive and ends at the Arena.
  • 7:30 pm   Children's Show - Manotick Arena

Saturday, June 3 - hosted by the Manotick BIA

  • 7 - 10 am   Pancake breakfast
    under the tent at Mill Square (Dickinson Lane & Mill Street)
  • 9 - 5 pm   Outdoor Craft Fair
    In the historic center of town by Watson's Mill, Mill Street and beyond, enjoy over 100 Artisans displaying their work.
  • 9 - 5 pm   Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children's Mini-Golf - Dickinson & Bridge Street
  • 10 am - 5 pm   Antique Market - The Manotick Mews shopping centre
  • 11 am - 3 pm   Pioneer Days - Watson's Mill
  • 12 noon - 6pm   Refreshments - the tent at Mill Square
  • 1 - 3 pm   Horse-drawn wagons - throughout the village
  • Entertainment on the outdoor stage at Mill Square:
    9:00 am   Fitness Demonstration - Good Life Fitness
    9:30 am   Steps Unlimited (Ottawa Valley stepdancing)
    10:00 am  The group that shall remain Nameless - "Walk the Talk" to end Cancer
    10:30 am   Ingleneuk Dancers (Scottish dancing)
    11:00 am   Pique Dance Studio
    12:00 Noon   Ottawa Police Choir
    12:40 pm   Opening Ceremonies
    1:00 pm   Manotick Brass (CD Release)
    1:45 pm   Denise Smith School of Dance
    2:45 pm   Manotick School of Music
    3:30-4:30 pm  Celtic Spice & Friends - Lively Irish Entertainment

Sunday, June 4 - hosted by the Kiwanis

  • 7:30 am - 9:30 am Manotick in Motion - register Manotick Arena for 2km - 5 km Walk at 8:30. Fundraiser for the Manotick Legion (692-6262,
  • 9 am - 12 noon   Favorite Family Recipe & Baking Contest - Carriage House tent at Mill Square.
  • 10 am - 4 pm   Art Show - by the Manotick Art Association in the Tent, Mill Square
  • 10 am - 5 pm   Antique Market - The Manotick Mews shopping centre
  • 9 am - 5 pm   Pioneer Days - Watson's Mill
  • Noon - 4 pm   Antique Roadshow - 1128 Mill St. ($5 per item)
  • Noon - 4 pm   Wagon rides
  • Noon - 4 pm   Popcorn & Cotton Candy - Manotick Mews, Lindsay & McCaffrey
  • 1:30 - 5:30 pm   Refreshments - the tent at Mill Square
  • 1 pm - 4:30 pm   Entertainment & Refreshments
    - under the Tent at Mill Square (Barbershop Quartets, local groups)
  • 12 pm - 4 pm   Music & entertainment in the Village

    Bring your family and friends and enjoy Manotick's festive Dickinson Day Weekend.

What DICKINSON DAYS is all about

The annual celebration of Manotick's popular Dickinson Days often features an old fashioned parade, an outdoor craft market, and non-stop entertainment with food, children's fun, dancing and music. Dickinson Days offers fun for the whole family. Best of all, most events are free!

Most of the celebration takes place in Dickinson Square, also known as Mill Square, beside Watson's Mill. Dickinson and his partner Joseph Currier built the Mill in 1860. It is the oldest gristmill still grinding grain into flour in Ontario and is Ottawa's only operating industrial heritage site. Moss Kent Dickinson, the founding father of Manotick back in the 1800s, celebrates his actual birthday on June 1st, 1822 but the party is always on the first weekend in June. Most of the celebration takes place in Dickinson Square, the conservation area around the mill that Mr. Dickinson built. (The mill was later renamed Watson's Mill after the new owner, and is the oldest still grinding gristmill in Ontario). Featuring an old fashioned parade, an outdoor craft market, non-stop entertainment, food, children's fun, dancing, music, and more, Dickinson Days are truly a weekend of fun for the whole family. Best of all, it's mostly free.


Kinsmen Club of Manotick & District
    Dennis Barbeau 692-0030
    Connie Moss 692-3920
Kiwanis Club of Manotick Manotick BIA
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