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Message from the Chair

Tom Golem and Allison Seymour, Co-Chairs

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.

Manor Park Playschool

Experienced instructors provide a warm and caring environment for toddlers and preschool children to laugh, learn and play.

Nutrition Break Arts

Our roster of exciting activities, these lunchtime programs offer engaging activities such as Meccano, 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 floorball, flag rugby and Community League sport (for adults).  Our adult fitness pass allows users flexible access to a wide variety of programs.

Summer Day Camps

Well-known and extremely popular in the community, our half-day summer camps offer current themes such as ‘Celebrate Canada', 'Art it up!', and 'Make it in the 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 Community 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 2017

 

Employees

Lana Burpee, Executive Director  lburpee@manorpark.ca

Before- and After-School in Manor Park

Nancy Carisse, Supervisor  ncarisse@manorpark.ca
Stephanie Sears, Assistant Supervisor ssears@manorpark.ca

Educators

Pamela Bridgeo
Natalie Champagne
Aimee Dequoy
Katie Dodsworth
Celeste Gibson
Amang Hangsawk
Zakia Kaddir
Monica Koppert
Dolly Kwan
Andreanne Lachapelle
Duncan Miller
Emma Miyazaki
Kelsey Munro
Muna Nur
Jenny Ou
Aleksandra Pietrasz
Felix Policarpio
Mehrnaz Riazi
Sara Trincao-Batra
Lindsay Watson

Manor Park Playschool

Christine Poirier, Supervisor and Head Instructor  cpoirier@manorpark.ca
Jennifer Coulas, Assistant Instructor

Other Programs

Darren Fournier, Community Program Director dfournier@manorpark.ca

Instructors

Laura Goyos Amargos, Zumba
Louise Hannant, Adult Fitness
Laurie Hemmings, Watercolour Painting
Francis Lavergne, Floorball
Michael Markov, Fitness
Julie McInnes, Cooking
Duncan Miller, Floorball
Christine Poirier, Babysitting
Christina Pizana-Fraser
Christa Ramonat, Meccano
Stephanie Sears, Chess
Sara Trincoa-Batra
Lindsay Watson, Art

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