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The village of Manotick invites you to an annual celebration of the village history on Moss Kent Dickinson's birthday on the 1st Friday and Saturday in June. Pioneer Day at the Mill and Doors Open Ottawa is this same weekend - something for everyone.

2012 Dickinson Days Schedule

Friday, June 1

6:30 pm
Parade - Starts/ends at the Manotick Arena
8:15 - 9:05 pm
Family Show: Junkyard Symphony, Cory's Fantastic Fire Show, Fire Fighter demonstrations (baseball diamond) - Manotick Centennial Park (weather permitting)
9 pm or later
Fireworks - Centennial Park Time approximate

Saturday, June 2

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square
8 am - 9 am
Yoga Class/Demo - by Maitraya Yoga, Dickinson Square
9 am – 12 pm
Kids Fishing Derby - Watson's Dam behind Watson's Mill
9 am - 5 pm
Craft Market - Mill St. & Clapp Lane
10 am – 4 pm
Talent Show - Dickinson Square Stage

10:00 am Ottawa Police Choir
10:30 am Manotick Brass
11:00 am Pique Dance Studio
Noon Sam Scott Memorial Pipe band
12:30 pm Official Opening
1:00 pm Bimini Bronzing Fashion Show
1:30 pm Denise Smith School of Dance
2:30 pm Therian Jiu - Jitsu Dojo
3:00 pm New Horizons Jazz Band
12 pm – 4 pm
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Village centre
12 pm – 5 pm
Refreshments Tent - Dickinson Square Tent
Non-alcoholic beverages only
7 pm – 10 pm
Dickinson Days Variety Show - Dickinson Square Tent
10 am – 3 pm
Awareness for Autism Fundraiser Cuts, kids updos and styling draw for gift baskets - Allure Hair Design & Spa, 1145 Mill St.
9 am - 4 pm
Pioneer Day - Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson St.
10 am -4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa (City of Ottawa info)
Canadian Guide Dogs, Watson's Mill, Dickinson House, St. James' Anglican Church

Sunday, June 3 - Doors Open Ottawa

Although not officially part of Dickinson Days, some village buildings always participate in Doors Open Ottawa. (Website)

10 - 4 pm
Watson's Mill
Dickinson House
Canadian Guide Dogs
12 - 4 pm
St. James Anglican Church
Annual Used Book Sale is held at the Carriage House every day all summer. [map]

Organizers ~ Contacts

Kiwanis Club of Manotick
Secretary Rick Coates 692-3574
Organizes parade, craft market, entertainment, tent

Manotick Business Improvement Area
Executive Dir. Donna Cooper
Organizes street sales, street closing, promotion

Watson’s Mill
Manager: Isabelle Geoffrion
Organizes tours of Watson's Mill & Dickinson House,
Carriage House book sale


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