Special Events

KAIROS Blanket Exersice

The Indigenous rights history we've never been taught.

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

How it works:

The Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.

Full details can be found at: https://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-rights/blanket-exercise

Outdoors, weather permitting.
All welcome.
Recommended 12 years of age and up.

June 26, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm
Cost TBD
Registration TBD

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

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.

All ages of babies and toddlers are welcome. Appropriate accommodations will be made for children of all ages.

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!

Please note: children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Two people per registration.

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

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:

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