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Bicentennial Colouring Contest

Mississippi Mills students in grades 4-6 are invited to participate in the Bicentennial Colouring Contest. The drawing to be coloured was created by artist Auni Milne and is featured on the Bicentennial Commemorative Coin. The top three winning entries will receive a Bicentennial Commemorative Coin and the winning entry will have stickers made of their artwork that will be distributed as part of the Bicentennial festivities (the winner will receive multiple stickers!). The Pakenham school and Holy Name of Mary Catholic school have copies on hand for students. You can download the image here and submit it to the Mississippi Mills Library or Municipal offices (Almonte Old Town Hall or 3131 Old Perth Rd.) The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17th. 

Photo Contest

Thank you for all the submissions to the photo contest! The top 20 photos have been selected and you can now VOTE for ALL of your favourite photos until February 6th! The winners will be announced at the February 7th Council meeting. Paper ballots are available at the municipal office at 3131 Old Perth Rd. The 20 finalists photos are on display at the Municipal office. Stop by to see the display! There's so much talent in our community!

Mayor Lowry

 It’s our Bicentennial in 2023 and we’re going to be celebrating all parts and everyone in our great community! During our Bicentennial year, we will have opportunities to reflect, celebrate and learn about the last 200 years of history and heritage.  We will also respectfully honour our regions earliest inhabitants, the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation. 

I encourage everyone from all corners of our community to get involved during the coming year. Let’s come together and make more Mississippi Mills history.  We have so much to celebrate!

Mayor Christa Lowry
Municipality of Mississippi Mills


Mississippi Mills is celebrating 200 years in 2023! Celebrations are planned all year long in every corner of the Municipality! Read our press release here!

Did you know, Mississippi Mills was formed as a result of the amalgamation of the Town of Almonte, and the Townships of Ramsay and Pakenham? 1823 is the year that saw European settlers living in all wards of Mississippi Mills. Ramsay Township completed their surveying in 1821, Pakenham settlers started to move into the area in 1823 and Almonte was originally settled as Shipman Mills in 1823. 

Also, Mississippi Mills amalgamated in 1998 therefore 2023 will mark the 25th Anniversary of our Municipality! It really is a perfect year to celebrate!  

All Bicentennial events are possible thanks to the Bicentennial Working Groups consisting of community volunteers. These working groups include:  Indigenous; Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Museum & Heritage; Almonte; Pakenham; and Ramsay. 

Keep an eye on the Events page and on Facebook for updates throughout the year. Here are some of the events and activities you can look forward to:

  • Special Canada Day Celebrations!
  • 'Come Home to Pakenham' Weekend Celebration
  • The Mill Workers' Walk Re-enactment
  • Indigenous Events
  • Farm Tours
  • The Seven Gifts Indigenous Art Installation
  • Commemorative Coin
  • Time Capsule

    - and so much more!