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:
- Drop in and see us in the carriage shed (5524 Dickinson Street)
- Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Give us a call (613-692-6455).
We look forward to hearing from you!