Manotick Businesses Play In Important Role In Dickinson Days Festivities

By Kelly Belair, Manotick BIA

It’s the eve of the most wonderful event of the summer: the eagerly awaited Dickinson Days. While this event is proudly presented by the Kiwanis Club of Manotick, the Manotick BIA and our member businesses look forward to supporting this event year after year. In the May 17th edition of the Manotick Messenger, I spoke about the various events taking place as part of the festivities. In this edition, I am highlighting how Manotick BIA businesses and members are participating.

I first must mention the ever-popular sidewalk sale at Lindsay & McCaffrey’s in the Mews of Manotick. Their sale is always one of the most anticipated during the Dickinson Days weekend. When Lindsay & McCaffrey was located on Main St in the 692 Coffee location, owner Tammy Oakes and her team would bring in a trailer to showcase their collection. I fondly remember bringing home excellent finds from the trailer in years past. Now in the MEWS, it is still as popular as ever. Their sale runs Friday and Saturday – don’t miss it!

Speaking of 692 Coffee & Bar, they have some exciting activities in the works this weekend. Splash into summer with margaritas and a dunk tank on their patio on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, The Lot Farmer’s Market debuts with live music by Josh Marfarlane and Souldive. It’s going to be such a vibe!

NIN Collection Boutique will be hosting a sidewalk sale at their location on Main Street. Owner Eva Michaliszyn tells us that there will be lots of great deals. The sale will be on both Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

Salvaged on Mill Street is having a store liquidation sale. Be sure to stop by there during the craft market on Saturday and collect some unique collectibles. Bring your fur kiddos next door to Pucci Parlour for a complimentary ice-cold snow bone. Enter their scratch-and-win raffle for your chance to win one of 3 grand prize gift baskets!

Also on Mill St, Peppermint Spa will be offering flash facials for only $55. You deserve a spa day after all! Be sure to head over to White Clover Soap for their sidewalk sales and handmade soap samples. Millers Oven is participating with a street BBQ, featuring hot dogs, sausages, and hamburgers, or scoop up a package of mini scones made fresh that day. Manotick Natural Market on Tighe Street is having a store-wide sale, and don’t forget to pick up your Mosquito Barrier while you are there.

Our friends at the Manotick branch of the Royal Canadian Legion are hosting an open house BBQ, and there will be family games outside in their parking lot.

These are just a few of what our members have in store for you, so be sure to visit them! Our local business owners work hard to contribute to community events, which they’re able to do through your patronage. Support local businesses during the Dickinson Days weekend!