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Gathering in the Square: Celebrating 150 years of Canada

  • Waton's Mill 5525 Dickinson Street Manotick, ON, K4M Canada (map)

Join Watson's Mill at their Gathering in the Square! The day will be filled with live entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides, guided tours, a flour grinding demonstration, crafts for children, and lots of fun! The Dickinson House will also be open and will be doing a cake cutting and housewarming to celebrate the house being built 150 years ago. 

Tickets for the Meal

The meal will be a ticketed mechoui barbeque with a choice of meat, salads, and fries. The cost of the meal is $12 for children 11 years old and under and $15 for adults aged 12 and over. We encourage people to reserve a table of 6 or 8. Tickets can be purchased by calling Watson's Mill at 613-692-6455

Schedule: Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-5pm

Annual Dickinson Days in Manotick and Doors Open Ottawa for Watson’s Mill and Dickinson House.

Sunday, June 4th- Gathering in the Sqaure, Doors Open Ottawa

10:00am - Mill opens - crafts, old fashioned games, tours, historic personages
11:00am - Wagon rides begin
11:30am-1:30pm - Dance- Lost for Words
12:00pm - Lunch begins
1:00-3:00pm - Grinding demonstration in Mill
1:30pm-2:15pm - Little Fiddlers perform
1:30-2:30pm - RTHS cake cutting, Speech from Sir John A
2:30-3:30pm - Side by Side performs
3:00pm - Wagon Rides end
5:00pm - Mill closes

Call for Volunteers:

Do you want to join an awesome event and help give back to the community? Are you a high school student looking to fill in some volunteer hours? Look no further! Come join Watson’s Mill on Sunday June 4th for a beautiful day filled with music, laughter and summer sun. Our event Gathering in the Square: Celebrating 150 years of Canada, aims to commemorate 150 years of Confederation and we would love to have you join our team and help make this event a success. Are you worried you won’t have time to volunteer the whole day? Not a problem. Even as little as two hours can make a big difference!

Now that you’ve decided to volunteer, here are some of the things you might be asked to do:

1. Actors: Channel your inner actor and help portray an important historic personage from Canada’s past.
2. Games and crafts: Supervise the children’s area and help them make crafts and play games
3. Greet visitors: Put on a big smile and welcome the visitors to the Mill.
4. Answer questions: Walk around the event and be prepared to answer any questions visitors might have.
5. Set up and take down: Help set up tables, arrange the tent, get it ready for the meal.
6. Clearing tables: Help clear tables for the next round.
7. Serve cake to those who did not purchase tickets to the meal.
8. Decorations: Let your artistic side show and help decorate the tent and the Square

If this is something you are interested in, you can:

We look forward to hearing from you!