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Spirits of the Mill



We will gather at the Old Town Hall in Delta at 7:00 pm and take a walk to the Old Stone Mill where we will meet some very interesting people from the past. Then we’ll return to the Old Town Hall for a presentation on “Pioneer Funeral Foods” by Joyce Gunnewiek and end the evening with refreshments. Cost for the evening is $5.00 per person. “Not for the faint of heart”

The Old Stone Mill at Delta was built in 1810 by William Jones and Ira Schofield and is one of the earliest surviving, fully automatic, grist mills of Upper Canada. In 1817 the mill was described as “unquestionably the best building of the kind in Upper Canada”.

The prime artifact of the Delta Mill Society is the Mill itself, an imposing Georgian-style stone structure of four stories, 40 by 60 feet (12m x 18m). This National Historic Site is a proud reminder of the industrial heritage of Eastern Ontario. In 2005 the newly renovated mill was enhanced with beautiful interpretive signboards and displays, in 2007 a water-wheel was installed and in 2010, working millstones and a bolter were put in place. A feature exhibit, Down by the Old Millstream, Celebrating Life on the Beverley Lakes can be found on the third floor of the mill. An illustrated self-guided tour allows the visitor to easily browse all these exhibits.

When you first enter the mill, you’ll see and hear the rushing water that first powered a water wheel and later a turbine to operate the various machinery of the mill. Much of this machinery is on display, starting with equipment such as millstones used the early 1800s era and moving up to machinery used in the early 1900s.

The displays and the stunning architecture of the mill itself make a visit to the mill an unforgettable experience.

Date :
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Contact :
The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)

Delta Mill Fundraising Dinner



FUNDRAISING DINNER – “Temptation or Temperance?” – August 20, 2016.


A fundraising dinner will be held in the Old Town Hall. Great food and entertainment, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


“Temperance or Temptation?” – Come out for a lovely evening filled with wonderful foods, good company and a historic atmosphere and you may even learn a thing or two about our heritage. Our fund raising event will start off at 6 pm at the Old Stone Mill with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, then it is just a short walk to the Old Town Hall for 7 pm where you will enjoy a family style dinner including a surprisingly fabulous dessert bar – all made from local foods and ingredients.


There will be fun heritage themed entertainment. The cost is only $60 per person which will include a $30 income tax receipt. To reserve tickets please email or call us at 613-928-2584. It will be a very special evening as we “Instill a Passion for Our Heritage!”


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Mother’s Day – May 8


A popular day for gifts of flowers and greeting cards.

Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year.

What Do People Do?

Many people in Canada express their gratitude towards mothers and mother figures on Mother’s Day. It is the time for people to thank mothers and mother figures who took the time care for them and help them through life’s challenges.

Carnations are a popular Mother’s Day symbol in both Canada and the United States. Some people may choose to wear a carnation as a brooch on Mother’s Day. However, other flowers are also given to mothers or mother figures to symbolize one’s love and appreciation for them.

Date :
May 8, 2016 | all day

Location event :
Westport, ON  Canada

Thanksgiving Festival at Delta Mill

Thanksgiving Festival at Delta MillFor many years The Delta Mill Society has hosted this October event.

Saturday before Thanksgiving (10th October 2015)

In 2015, the event was moved to the Saturday before Thankgiving (to make it easier for volunteer participation).

It features a sale of home baking, preserves, vegetable produce, crafts, plants, dried flowers, all donated by members of the community. Visitors arrive from Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and many other centres to enjoy the country atmosphere of this lovely village, to purchase the sale products and to take part in the activities and demonstrations of special interest (such as blacksmithing) sponsored by the Society.

Mother’s Day Saturday Afternoon Tea – May 9

“Mrs. Walter Denaut”

Invites you to Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day Saturday, May 9, 2015

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Old Town Hall – Delta
Cost per person $20.00

Come and Bring Your Mother, Grandmother, Auntie or any special Lady you love and join us for this special Afternoon Tea served with Savoury Tea Sandwiches and Delectable Sweets (Historic Dress or Hat optional)

“Mrs Walter Denaut” will explain the traditions of the Victorian Afternoon Tea, and share a little about living in Delta in the mid 1800’s.

Also included will be a “Parade of Fashions From The Past”

For Advance Tickets please contact Cathy Livingston
at 613-928-2796
or email
or any of the Directors on the DMS
or call 613-928-2584 (office)
or email The Delta Mill Society:

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