Moss Kent Dickinson

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Dickinson Days - first Saturday in June, including the previous Friday
The village of Manotick celebrates the village history and Moss Kent Dickinson's birthday. For visitors, this schedule includes Pioneer Day at the Mill, the Farmer's Market on Saturday, grain grinds, and Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday and Sunday - something for everyone!
A 50-50 draw will be held as a fundraiser for the Miller's Oven. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Manotick Kiwanis. Winner will be drawn Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Dickinson Days.

2013 Dickinson Days Schedule

Friday, May 31

7 - 8 pm
Parade - Starts/ends at Manotick Arena
8.30 - 9.20 pm
Family Show: Junkyard Symphony - Manotick Arena
9:30 pm
Fireworks - Centennial Park Time approximate

Saturday, June 1

7 am - 11 am
Pancake Breakfast - Dickinson Square
8 am - 4 pm
Farmer's Market - Dickinson House
9 am - Noon
Kids Fishing Derby - Watson's Mill Dam
9 am - 4 pm
Pioneer Day - Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson St.
Grist mill in operation, dress-up photo booth, children’s play area
9 am - 5 pm
Craft Market - Mill St. & Clapp Lane
10 am - 2 pm
Wagon Rides - Mill St. to the Mews
9 am - 10 am
Yoga Class - Maitreya Yoga Dickinson House lawn (Tent if rain)
10 am – 3 pm
Talent Show - Dickinson Square Stage

10:00 am Ottawa Police Choir
10:30 am Manotick Brass
11:00 am Pique Dance Studio
12:00 pm New Horizons Jazz Band
12:30 pm Sam Scott Memorial Pipe band
1:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
1:30 pm Denise Smith School of Dance
2:30 pm Danielle's Highland Dancers
10 pm – 4 pm
Kid's Climbing Castle - Dickinson St. at Bridge St.
12 pm – 5 pm
Refreshments Tent - Dickinson Square Tent
Non-alcoholic beverages only
7 pm – 11 pm
Dickinson Days Show $5 - Local Bands in Dickinson Square Tent
Food & non alcoholic beverages
10 am - 4 pm
Doors Open Ottawa (City of Ottawa)
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
Watson's Mill
5525 Dickinson St.
Sat. 10-4.
Sun. 10-4
Dickinson House
1127 Mill St.
Sat. 10-4
Sun. Noon-4
St. James Anglican Church
1138 Bridge St.
Sat. 10-4 Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Training Centre
4120 Rideau Valley Dr. N.
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch
6581 Fourth Line Rd., North Gower
Sat. 10-4 Jockvale Heritage Building / School
3131 Jockvale Rd. [map]
Sat. 10-4
Sun. 10-4
SunTech Greenhouses Ltd.
5541 Doyle Rd.

Sunday, June 2 - Doors Open Ottawa

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

Local buildings open (details above):

  1. Watson's Mill 10 - 4 pm
  2. Dickinson House 10 - 4 pm
  3. St. James Anglican Church Noon - 4 pm
  4. City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Branch 10 - 4 pm
  5. SunTech Greenhouses 10 - 4 pm
Annual Used Book Sale is held at the Carriage House daily until Monday, October 14, 2013. [map]

For information, please contact the organizers:

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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