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DICKINSON DAYS  -  annual festival first weekend in June

Moss Kent Dickinson
It's Moss Kent Dickinson's Birthday in Manotick village!
The village of Manotick invites you to join in the celebration of the unique history of the village, its founders, and Watson's Mill - a celebration full of family fun in Manotick, in Canada's capital.

2009 Dickinson Days Schedule

Friday, June 5

6 - 7 pm
Parade - Manotick Arena, Dr. Leach Drive, Potter Drive, Eastman Ave, Manotick Main, Clapp Lane, Dickinson St./Square.
7:30 pm
Children’s show with local clown - Dickinson Square
8:30 pm
Terrifying Tales of Twilight - Watson's Mill

Saturday, June 6

Location is Dickinson Square unless otherwise noted.

7 - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast
9 am – 12 noon
Kids Fishing Derby The dam at Watson's Mill
9 am - 4 pm
Pioneer Days
9 am - 5 pm
Craft Market and Trade Fair
10:30 am
Manotick Brass
11 am – 12 noon
Pique Dance Studio
12 noon – 12.30 pm
Opening Ceremonies
12 noon – 6 pm
Refreshment Tent & Entertainment
12.30 – 1pm
Knox Presbyterian Children’s Choir
1 pm
Grain Milling Demonstration Watson's Mill
2 pm – 3 pm
Dominic Darcy – the Singing Policeman
3 pm - 3:30 pm
Village Singers
3:30 pm – 4 pm
Monette Family Fiddlers
4 pm – 5 pm
Junkyard Symphony
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Show from local Carnival

Saturday-Sunday, June 6-7, 2009   Doors Open Ottawa

Buildings of architectural, historical or functional significance will open their doors on June 7 and 8. Ottawa was the 2nd city in North America to launch this prestigious event. See a list of buildings in South Ottawa. Here are some in Manotick Village.

Christ Church, Anglican (1832)
City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch (1876) Inspiration Ecohome (Minto)
Dickinson House (1868)
Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton (1984)
North Gower Fire Station
Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum (1961)
Ottawa Public Library, Vernon Branch (1882)
Rideau Valley Conservation Centre
St. James Anglican Church (1985)
Suntech Greenhouses
Trinity United Church, Kars (1895)
Watson’s Mill (1859)

Sunday, June 7

10 am – 4 pm
Used Book Sale Carriage House
10 am – 4 pm
Photography Exhibition Dickinson House
Noon – 4 pm
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Noon – 4 pm
Refreshment Tent
1 pm
Olde Fashioned Ice Cream Dickinson House
1 pm – 3 pm
Kiwanis Idol Performers
1 pm
Grain Milling Demonstration Watson's Mill
Noon / 2 pm
Watson's Mill Gossip Tours

See you at the Mill!


Kiwanis Club of Manotick  

Watson’s Mill

Manotick Business Improvement Area

The History of Dickinson Days

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!

Watson’s Mill is one of the few remaining operating grist mills in North America and the only industrial heritage site in the city of Ottawa. The Mill is located at 5525 Dickinson Street, Manotick, beside a dam in a side channel of the Rideau Waterway (a World Heritage Site). As of 2008, it is operated by the volunteer board of registered charity. It is open every day. Upcoming events at the Mill are listed on Manotick Directory's Events page.

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 in Ontario still grinding grain into flour 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.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy Manotick's annual Dickinson Days.

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