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.


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


Holiday Night Market

For the first time in Manor Park, MPCC and Beechwood Market are teaming up to bring you a festive evening of fun, local shopping, socializing, vendors and plenty more! Get your holiday shopping finished and breathe easy knowing you've supported small local businesses in your community this year.

MPCC will have a bar on site to add some extra holly-jolly to your shopping experience. Expect fragrant mulled wine and cold craft beers. An outdoor space with warm and glowing bonfires will keep spirits high and s'mores kits will be available for guests of all ages. Come early for best selection of holiday goods.

Holiday Night Market will feature:
*20+ local vendors
*Handmade gifts
*Mulled wine and craft beer
*Local food and beverage
*Outdoor bonfires & s'mores kits
*Warm atmosphere
*and more!

Card (credit/debit) payments preferred.
Accessible on bus route #7
Accessible building/washrooms
Free parking on site/street

beechwoodmarket.ca

Sat Dec 3 2022
5 - 9 PM
1805 Gaspe Ave
Manor Park
RSVP on Facebook


Sunset Soiree

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

FOOD, DRINK & FAMILY FUN.
LICENSED OUTDOOR EVENT.

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: specialevents@manorpark.ca

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

Saturday, October 1st, 2022 (new date)
100 Thornwood Road
Manor Park Community Centre

4:30 - 7:30 PM - food, drinks, live music, games, glitter tattoos, vendors, community displays, ice cream, pie baking contest and more!
7:30 - 9:00 PM - Outdoor movie: Shrek (2001) - as voted by you!

Rock the Block returns! After a two year hiatus, the MPCC is bringing back this popular outdoor family community event! Gather up your family, friends and neighbours - and head over to the Manor Park sports field on Saturday October 1 at 4:30 PM! Come hungry and enjoy one of our local food vendors for dinner! Or skip to dessert and grab a slice of pie from the pie baking contest entries! Stick around for games, glitter tattoos and an outdoor movie starting at 7:30 PM!

Get ready for an evening of FUN and enjoy:
*outdoor games
*glitter tattoos
*local community displays
*vendors
*food & drink
*ice cream & popcorn
*annual pie baking contest
*and more!

We've added a few special touches this year including:
*Live music (featuring Jason Kokkovas)
*Beer garden (featuring Good Prospects & Dominion City)

The outdoor movie starts at 7:30 PM. Don't forget to bring your camp chairs and blankets!
Shrek (2001) run time: 1h 30min

RSVP HERE: https://fb.me/e/1U6GaeYgw

Pie Baking Contest at Rock the Block

Do you have what it takes to become Manor Park's newest Pie Baking Champion? Start testing out your recipes and throw on some Great Canadian Baking Show - we want to taste your pies!
The Annual Pie Baking Contest coincides with Rock the Block. Bakers will submit their pies to the MPCC prior to Rock the Block starting time. Pies will be sampled and judged by a panel of prestigeous judges.
Pies will be rated on appearance, taste, and overall enjoyment. The winning baker will be announced at Rock the Block and will earn bragging rights and win a commemorative apron.
Pies MUST be homemade. Bakers will include a list of ingredients, brief description (150 words), how the pie reflects you. If the pie is coming from a business, a logo may be included.
All pies are donated. Remaining slices will be sold during Rock the Block with all proceeds going back into the community center.

ALL ARE WELCOME to participate. All ages and neighbourhoods are welcome.
Local businesses are welcome. Community organizations are welcome.
We encourage all who are interested to participate!

SIGN UP to participate here: https://forms.gle/Ccnfxv5enZmj7F7EA
Or simply bring your pie and required info to the community center between 12:00 - 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 1 2022.

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 ssears@manorpark.ca

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.


Swaps

Women's and Men's Clothing Swap

Postponed.

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)
Postponed.

Halloween Costume Swap
Postponed.

Skate & Accessory Swap
Postponed.

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: http://www.shoeboxproject.com/ottawa

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
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