Special Events
Family Workshops
Family Fitness


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 starting January 6, 2020. Upon drop off you will receive a voucher to participate in the Skate & Accessory Swap. The voucher will grant you access to the swap on January 22, and allow you to select from items contributed.

To obtain your entrance voucher, drop your items off at the Manor Park Community Centre at 100 Thornwood Road, Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm or call to make special arrangements.

Evening drop-off will be on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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

Jan 22, 2020
6:00 – 8:00pm
Entrance Voucher Required

Kids' Clothing Swap
From September 3 - November 21, bring bagged, clean items your child no longer wears to the Manor Park Community Centre. At drop-off you will receive a voucher to participate in the Kids' Clothing Swap. The voucher will allow you entrance to the swap on November 23 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, and allow you to select from a number of items contributed to the swap.

All clothing items are accepted. No toys, books or accessories please. All remaining or unclaimed items will be donated to Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.

To obtain your entrance voucher, drop your clean, bagged items off at the Manor Park Community Centre, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm or call 613-741-4753 to make special arrangements.
November 2019

Halloween Costume Swap
Have you ever stressed to find the right costume or perfect Halloween accessory, but didn't want to spend a fortune? This Halloween, reduce your eco-footprint and don’t drain your wallet, join us to swap your old, gently used costumes!

From September 3 - October 17, 2019 bring bagged, clean costumes to the Manor Park Community Centre. Baby, child, teen and adult – all sizes accepted. When you drop of your used Halloween costumes, you will receive an entrance voucher to participate in the Halloween Costume Swap. Presenting the voucher will allow yentrance to the swap on October 19 from 12:00 – 2:00pm, and allow you to select from a number of second-hand Halloween costumes for you or your family.

The earlier you arrive, the better the selection you will have to choose from! All costumes accepted. Remaining or unclaimed items will be donated to a refugee settlement agency.

To obtain your entrance voucher, drop your clean, gently used costumes off at the Manor Park Community Centre at 100 Thornwood Road, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm or call to make special arrangements.
October 2019

Special Events

Gingerbread House Party

Gum drops, kisses and candy canes, oh my! Spend a cozy Saturday morning, assembling and decorating a beautiful and festive gingerbread house! Create a delicious and completely edible centerpiece for your holiday table.

Assembly is self-guided. All supplies included. Not recommended for those with severe food allergies or gluten intolerance.

Limit 4 people per house and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

December 7, 2019
10:00 - 12:00 pm
Register Online

Annual Skating Party and Chili Cook-Off

The rinks come alive with hockey games and pleasure skating during the Annual Skating Party and Chili Cook-Off. On the first Saturday in February, the party opens with our own 'Manor Park Winter Classic' hockey tournament between local teams. Following the game, families take to the ice to build up an appetite for a taste of the Chili Cook-off entries, chili cheese dog or hot dog!  A bonfire keeps everyone toasty - while the city mascot keeps spirits high. Twinkling lights and a light snowfall make the Skating Party the perfect family friendly event!

Join us and celebrate winter with warm food, drinks, a bonfire, music - and skating!

February 1, 2020

3:30 - 5:00: Winter Classic
5:00 - 7:00: Skating Party

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Party

Join us at the Manor Park Community Centre to carve a spooky pumpkin with the whole family! Enjoy carving a jack-o-lantern and leave the mess to us! Pumpkin and all other supplies included. Bring a container if you wish to keep your pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin carving is self guided.
Spooky Swamp Water Punch and Halloween treats provided.
Children under 18 must be accompanied and assisted by an adult.
October 2019

Trick-Or-Treat at the Manor Park Community Centre

Our door will be open to those trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Trick-or-treat for a Halloween goodie and find out what programs are happening at the Manor Park community centre!
October 2019

Family Workshops

Mommy & Me Art with Lindsay Watson

Daddies are welcome too!
At home with your little one? Want to learn a new skill while introducing your budding artist to their creative side? Join us in the exploration of painting, drawing and sculpture!
All materials provided. All materials are non-toxic and child safe.
Lindsay Watson (BFA) will lead this course, offering years of teaching experience.
April - May 2019

Old-Fashioned Valentine Workshop

What could be sweeter than a handmade Valentine?  Show the ones you love how much they mean to you with this personalized, special handmade gesture. All supplies included -- plus love songs and warm refreshments!
February 2019

Grow Smart Talks: Drugs & Youth Info Night

Parents and their children are encouraged to attend this invaluable discussion together, allowing them to reflect back together on the information shared.

This information and interactive session seeks to provide families with factual and current information to make informed choices when it comes to drugs and substance use, specifically marijuana and vaping. It will provide tools to manage peer pressure, and help youth find the words and reasons to defend their choices by teaching them about the affects of drugs and substance use on their mind and body, and how misuse and abuse can alter a life.

Presentations will be provided by Ottawa Police Service's Cst Stephanie Lemieux and Cst Vianney Calixte (Manor Park's Community Officer), and by speakers from Drug Free World.  There will also be opportunity for audience members to participate with their questions.

GrowSmart Talks is a speaker series, focusing on issues facing today's youth.  Putting parents and their kids in the same room to hear from experts, it seeks primarily to equip pre-teens and teens with the knowledge and skills to improve their situational awareness, make informed decisions and respond to societal dangers, including those on the Internet, as well as encourage opportunities for personal growth. More information is available at www.GrowSmartTalks.ca. 
March 2019

Family Fitness

Baby & Me Workout

This class is for new moms who want to workout AND have a great time with other moms in the neighbourhood!  In this class you will work your cardio endurance, build strength through resistance training and strengthen your core, all with your little one alongside you.  Babies can be kept in car seats or on mats, or worn in a secure baby carrier (structured, Mai Tai or non-stretchy wrap will keep baby the most secure). This class will be a fun, supportive environment, allowing you to return to exercise after birth at your own pace, as well as tending to your baby as needed.

Full details, dates and rates found here!

Multi-Sport and Multi-Fit for Families 

Life with kids is busy! Between school, work, sports, activities and friends; who has time to workout and have fun as a family!? Wouldn't it be great if there was a program where you could do it all? As a family?

Introducing Multi-Sport & Multi-Fit for Families! This program is designed to help keep up with your family's active lifestyle. Kids get an excellent multi-sport program, parents and teens get to do a full body workout. We take advantage of the two separate gyms at Manor Park Public School - so no complicated drop offs!

Classes start with a 5 minute warm up and stretch all together. After the warm up we split into two groups:

Children’s Multi-Sport:

Experienced instructors will take your children into the large gym at Manor Park Public School and introduce them to a variety of sports across the 8 weeks. Each sport will get a two week focus.

Our MultiSport program is NOT a babysitting class! Our purpose here is not to just to entertain your children while you attend a fitness class. We want your children to be safe, challenged, learn and to have fun! Your child(ren) will go through comprehensive skills and drills selected for their ages and abilities and then transition into gameplay!

Adult Multi-Fit:

Moms, Dads and Teens will head into the small gym at Manor Park Public School for a Multi-Fit class with themes that change every week. You can expect to get a great mix of strength, conditioning and cardio in these high tempo classes! Expert instructor Cheryl Moreau knows just how to tailor a workout session, so we can safely say that this class is great for parents of all fitness levels. 

Manor Park Publc School
Adults: $100
Children: $75
Family of 4: $300 
Click here for dates, times and registration.


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Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776