Community Events

Community Events

Throughout the year, the Manor Park Community Council organizes a number of community events. Whenever possible, these events are designed for participants of all ages. We would like members of the community to be able to participate without having to spend a lot of money. We see events as having fun in your community with neighbours and friends. Community events are made possible by MPCC employees, volunteers, local organizations and businesses.

Sunset Soiree
Skating Party & Chili Cook-Off
Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station
Pints in the Park
Rock The Block
Manor Park Art Sale
The Shoebox Project

Sunset Soiree

July 2 2022
3:00 - 8:00 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave


Our newest community event! Enjoy an evening of food and beverage, from some of your favourite local restaurants and breweries. This event is licensed, and welcomes guests of all ages. Vendors & makers, community organizations & displays will line the event space, and welcome guests to learn more about what's going on in the community. This fully inclusive event also welcomes residents from all over Ottawa, and places a focus on outdoor fun. Family friendly activities and outdoor games, glitter tattoos, music and more - will make this an exciting evening one you won't want to miss.

Fully licensed, accessible and family friendly. Admission is free - so c'mon out and spend your evening outdoors getting to know new friends and neighbours, right here in Manor Park.

Apply to be a Food and/or Beverage Vendor participant here
Apply to be a Not-for-profit or Community Organization participant here
Apply to be a Maker, Artisan, Small Business Vendor participant here

Skating Party & Chili Cook-Off

Postponed due to current Covid-19 restrictions

The two Manor Park rinks come alive with hockey games and pleasure skating during our annual Skating Party & Chili Cook-Off. On the first Saturday in February, the party opens with our 'Manor Park Winter Classic' exhibition hockey games between local teams. Following the games, families take to the ice to build up an appetite for the Chili Cook-off entries, hot dogs and s'mores! Glowing bonfires keep everyone toasty, while twinkling lights overhead in the trees and a light snowfall make the Skating Party the perfect outdoor family event! 

Saturday February 5 2022
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Manor Park Winter Classic
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Skating Party

Want to participate in the Manor Park Winter Classic? RSVP:

Chef Donna of Ola Cucina is your 2020 Chili Champ! 
Could you be the next Chili Champ?  What you need to know.

Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station

Birch Avenue north of Hemlock Road

Tamarack Race Weekend includes the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, which runs through Manor Park around the 33km marker.  Runners enter our community from the Rockcliffe Parkway and travel south along Birch Avenue.  Cheers greet the wheelchair athletes, elite runners, as well as those out for their personal best or to walk the distance.  Community volunteers -- almost 70 of us -- staff the 'Hydration Station' on Birch just north of Hemlock.  Keeping the runners hydrated is serious business! Come and be inspired!

Pints in the Park

Manor Park's fan favourite community event is an outdoor, adult-focused but family-friendly afternoon featuring cold pints served by loca craft breweries - plus delicious local eats & treats, and live music. This totally inclusive event welcomes everyone from across city, The event - and community centre - are fully accessible. Admission is free!

July 23, 2022
2:00 - 7:00 PM
Beer. Food. Music.

Apply to be a Food and/or Beverage Vendor participant here
Apply to be a Not-for-profit or Community Organization participant here
Apply to be a Maker, Artisan, Small Business Vendor participant here

2021 - Good Prospects Brewing Company and Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. made sure everyone had a refreshing beverage in hand. Food from Josh's Bangin' BBQ Burgers & Dogs. Guests enjoyed multiple bon fires and s'mores.

2019 - Dominion City Brewing Company and Broadhead Brewery were on hand to keep everyone hydrated. Along with food from Little Jo Berry's, The Merry Dairy & The Great Canadian Poutinerie. Guests shopped local goods from Grow Studios & Sunflower Soaps! Music provided by Winnie Julot & Patrick Rock. Thank you Sponsors 2019: Natalie Belovic's Urban Ottawa, Perspective Renovations, Align Massage Therapy, Friends' Bingo, Accent Logos & Ottawa Skin Clinic. Thank you to all the volunteers who made Pints in the Park 2019 a great success.

Rock the Block

Next event coming September 2022!
Full details coming soon!

Our most popular community event! On the first Friday following Labour Day, Manor Park comes out for food, music, a pie-baking contest, displays, and an outdoor movie! Ottawa businesses like The Works, Golden Crust Pizzeria, Mia's Indian Cuisine and (new!) Bacanalle offer food for sale. The most popular dessert is a slice from the entries in the Pie Baking Contest. Local not-for-profit organizations provide displays and activities. Kub Kar racing is particularly popular! The MPCC organizes sports, games, glitter tattoos and face painting. Local businesses like Edward Jones add their own special touch.

6:00 pm: Food. Music. Activities.
8:00 pm: Outdoor movie - including popcorn and cotton candy!

Pie Baking Contest - Pie lovers salute the 7th Annual Pie Baking Champions: Nathan and Aidan Finnie! More teen bakers take the prize. Here is their winning Banana Chocolate Cream Pie recipe.

Manor Park Art Sale

Now accepting applications for January 2022. Send your submissions to

Art created by local artists will be proudly displayed in the entrance of the Manor Park Community Centre. Great viewing for residents and visitors. All work available for purchase.

Artists wishing to have their pieces considered must apply.
To apply, submit via email, the following:

  • high quality .jpg or .png file of art work
  • artist's name
  • contact information
  • brief biography
  • artist's statement (200 words maximum)
  • title of the work
  • year
  • medium
  • exact size (including frame, if appliable) and
  • price

All mediums accepted for consideration (photography, painting, mixed media, textile, sculpture, etc...)
20% of the selling price will be taken by the MPCC as commission. Revenue generated will support recreation programs for residents in financial need through The Opportunity Fund.

Unsold artwork will be returned to the artist after a period of approximately 6 months.
Amateurs and professionals are welcome to submit their work for consideration. Only those whose work is selected for display will be contacted.


Women's and Men's Clothing Swap


Last year's swap was a massive success. Join us for the best, most cost effective and eco-friendly way to fill your closet with beautiful, new-to-you clothing items! 

Gather your gently used, clean and bagged clothing items and bring them to the Manor Park Community Centre to receive your entrance voucher to participate in the Clothing Swap. Drop off your items to receive your entrance voucher. The entrance voucher will allow you access to the swap between 11am - 1pm, where you can choose from all types of clothing items and accessories.

Clothing, coats, accessories, shoes, boats and bras are all accepted.  Please, no underwear.

Bring a tote bag to carry home all your new treasures.

Any unclaimed items will be donated to Youville Centre.

Children's Clothing Swap (including snowsuits and boots)

Halloween Costume Swap

Skate & Accessory Swap

Has your child outgrown their skates – again?! Looking for a new-to-you pair for yourself? Save money – and the planet – by bringing in your used hockey or ringette skates, figure skates, skate guards, skate bags, hockey sticks, ringette sticks, to be swapped for new-to-you equipment. Please no hockey or ringette pads, or other winter sport equipment.

Drop-off your items at the Manor Park Community Centre. Upon drop off you will receive a voucher to participate in the Skate & Accessory Swap. The voucher will grant you access to the swap, and allow you to select from items contributed.

Accepted items: hockey or ringette skates, figure skates, skate guards, skate bags, hockey sticks, ringette sticks.

*All swaps take place in the Manor Park Community Centre. Items brought to swap must be clean and bagged. Swap items should be delivered to the community centre on weekdays from 9 am - 4 pm.

The Shoebox Project

Thanks to all who participated in our first ever Shoebox Project shoebox drive!
In 2019, together we collected 56 boxes to send to women who are homeless or at-risk of homlessness, and will allow them to feel loved and cherished this holiday season.
For full details please visit:

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:
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4776
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776