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Message from the Chair

Tom Golem and Allison Seymour, Co-Chairs


How can you make a difference in Manor Park?  Consider joining the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) to bring people together and promote healthy living through recreational programs and licensed child care.

The MPCC is recruiting for three people to join the volunteer board of directors for a two-year term.  The board provides guidance to, and oversight of, the Executive Director and her management team in the areas of recreation programming, community initiatives and engagement, partnershps, and licensed child care.

The ideal candidate has skills / experience in marketing and communications, fundraising, program development or strategic planning.  The monthly commitment is 3-5 hours.

For information, please contact secretary@manorpark.ca



The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) endeavours to provide opportunities for members of the community and beyond to develop their minds, bodies, and community spirit.  MPCC is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing recreational programs, and now licensed child care, in Manor Park for more than 35 years.  We draw on an impressive group of local volunteers and employees and are well connected with many local businesses and organizations.  A volunteer Board of Directors guides an excellent committed staff who range from full-time employees to sport- or program-specific part-time employees.

MPCC offers a wide variety of year-round programming.  Our core programs consist of:

Before- and After-School in Manor Park

MPCC is a licensed third-party provider for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB). Students from kindergarten to grade 6 enjoy games, sports and free-play, as well as specialized art activities.  Programming generally follows the OCDSB calendar. Families are served through flexible registration options and fee subsidies.

Manor Park Playschool

Experienced instructors provides preschoolers with the best 'preparation for kindergarten' -- in a warm and caring environment. Laugh, learn and play!


Nutrition Break Arts

Our roster of exciting activities, these lunchtime programs offer engaging activities such as coding, gardening, science, or cooking to students at Manor Park Public School during nutrition breaks.

Sports and fitness

MPCC offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports and activities for children 4+ to adult.  On-trend and innovative programs include flag rugby Sevens, and Heart Wise fitness. 

Summer Day Camps

Well-known and extremely popular in the community, our half-day summer camps offer current themes such as ‘Under the Sea', 'Active Start',  'Art it up!', and 'Make it in the Kitchen Garden'.

Special community events

MPCC organizes a number of community- and family-oriented free events of the year, including ‘Rock the Block’ (September); ‘Skating Party & Chili Cook-off’ (February); Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station (May), and the community garage sale (June).

The MPCC recognizes and thanks the City of Ottawa for the mandate and Renewable Recreation Funding grant. Programs are financed on a cost recovery basis by fees, grants and donations.

Community volunteers are an essential part of a livable and vibrant community.  The Board of Directors meets every fourth Wednesday (September-June) at 7pm in the Manor Park Community Centre.   Guests are always welcome.

We hope that the MPCC will be a great fit for your routine and activities!
April 2016
updated March 2018

 

Employees

Lana Burpee, Executive Director  lburpee@manorpark.ca


Before- and After-School in Manor Park

Nancy Carisse, Program Supervisor  ncarisse@manorpark.ca
Meagan Noonan, Assistant Supervisor mnoonan@manorpark.ca
Charmaine Harrison-Farquharson, Coordinator charrison-farquharson@manorpark.ca

Educators

Hamlime Ayata
Mohamed Cheikhezzein
Tetyana Gedeonova
Celeste Gibson\
Brittany Jeulich
Andreanne Lachapelle
Katarina Matthiesen
Ndoole Muhima
Kelsey Munro
Fatouma Omar
Jenny Ou
Aleksandra Pietrasz
Felix Policarpio
Mehrnaz Riazi
Shahana Sharmin
Lindsay Watson

Manor Park Playschool

Meghan Wright, Supervisor and Head Instructor  mwright@manorpark.ca
Jennifer Watt

Summer Day Camps

Stephanie Sears, Supervisor ssears@manorpark.ca
Innes Buck
Danica Davies
Maddy Mackay
Jennifer Sweeney


Recreation

Stephanie Sears, Arts Supervisor, ssears@manorpark.ca
Josh Cassidy, Sports Supervisor, jcassidy@manorpark.ca

Nathalie Gagnon, Adult Fitness, Yoga
Louise Hannant, Adult Fitness, Heart Wise
Laurie Hemmings, Watercolour Painting
Hanieh Langroodi, Gingerbread Workshop
Nina LePage, Gluten-free baking
Michael Markov, Heart Wise
Julie McInnes, Cooking
Max Morvan, Chess
Mark Tyhurst, Rink Attendant
Marianne van derJagt, Gluten-free baking
Vuk Vukajlovic, Rink Attendant
Lindsay Watson, Art

Volunteers

Deb Abbott, Warm Hearts Lunch Club
Christine Block, Knitting Circle
Gen Brisson, Mulling & Pairing Wines
Matt McKechnie, Gardening
Sheila McMillan, Manor Park Strings
Jennifer McMullen, Sew Amazing Sundays
Heather Scott, Whole Approach to Weight Loss
Asokan Thurairajah, Public Speaking
Marianne van derJagt, Knitting Circle

Rink Volunteers of the Year
Martin Couet
Craig Story

Team of Rink Volunteers
Ken Aiken
John Bernard
Jean Boutin
Peter Burpee
Ben Cassdy
Jen Feschuk
Andrew Godfrey
Todd Lamont
Pierre-Olivier Lemieux
Joe McAllister
John McKay
Patrick Rancourt
Lisa Sheehy
Colin Sweeney
John Tyhurst
Eugenie Waters
Erin Yoshida

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence.  For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:

mpcc@manorpark.ca
office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776
community centre: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753