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Kids

Have an idea for a children's program you would like to see at the newly renovated Manor Park Community Center?

 (Almost) everything is possible! Send us an email and let us know what you and your children would like to be doing in your community! 


Kids & Family Workshops
Nutrition Break Arts Programs at Manor Park School
Kids Sports

Soccer
Baseball
Flag Rugby Sevens
Tennis


Kids & Family Workshops

Stay Home Alone Workshop

Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children gain confidence to and skills to stay at home alone successfully. This safety program is designed for children aged 8.5 through 12 years old. Safety and awareness are the common themes in this program. All information is current so it reflects what today’s children are facing when home alone.

Topics include:
*Street smarts and bike safety
*Online and internet safety
*Snacking and kitchen safety
*Home fire safety
*Sibling rivalry
*Preventing accidents
*How to handle emergencies and other situations
* Basic first aid skills
*People safety (Stranger danger vs. Safe strangers & “not-so stranger” danger). Identifying "Tricky people".

Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

Students completing the workshop receive an official certificate of completion and will take home a full-colour manual.

Oh, did we mention the pizza lunch?!  Yes, it’s all included in the price!

Friday
April 12 2019 (OCDSB PA Day)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ages 8.5-12 years
$80.00
Register online

Family Handmade Old Fashioned Valentines

What could be sweeter than a handmade valentine? Show the ones you love how much they mean to you with a personalized, special handmade gesture. All supplies included, plus love songs and warm refreshments!
Children under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

Monday
February 11, 2019
3:30 – 4:30pm
$25.00 per child with parent (1 child & 1 parent)
Register online

Mommy & Me Art with Lindsay Watson

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.

Daddy's are welcome too!
 
Instructor: Lindsay Watson
 
Mondays (4 weeks)
April 15 – May 13, 2019
12:30 – 2:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Centre
$85.00
Register online


Nutrition Break Arts Programs at Manor Park Public School

For nearly 10 years, the MPCC has provided arts programming to students at Manor Park Public school – during their nutrition breaks!  Today, the balanced school day provides for two nutrition breaks -- 10:30 - 11:15am and 1:15 - 2:00pm -- doubling the opportuniy to be creative! 

Please note:

  • Programs are for children in grades 1-6 attending Manor Park Public School -- exceptions are noted.
  • Some programs described below may not run every session.
  • Need a subsidy? Contact the MPCC office.

Healthy Cooking:  Rise and Shine!

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Scramble no more for breakfast ideas (unless that’s scrambled eggs of course!).  We will make some old favourites but also get you tasting what students from other countries might put on their plates to start their day.
Monday afternoons - January 21 to March 4, 2019
Register online

Healthy Cooking:  Eat it Up!

Do you feel bad for throwing out good food? Hang on, we’re going to show you that those carrot and potato peels you just tossed into compost can make great chips. Not only will we transform some often overlooked  ingredients into tasty dishes but we will incorporate and sample our very own Manor Park fieldhouse grown produce.   This is a class not-to-miss!
Monday afternoons - March 18 to April 29, 2019
Register online

Art with Lindsay - Grades 1 - 6

Under the Sea - Wednesday Afternoons - January 23 to February 27, 2019
Dive into the ocean, and explore the world of fish, coral, sharks, and mermaids!

Enchanted Garden - Wednesday Afternoons - March 6 to April 17, 2019
Make art based on the things that you would find in the best of all gardens…an enchanted one! So get ready for flowers, creatures, and fun!

Suprise Theme - Wednesday Afternoons - April 24 to May 29, 2019
The theme will be a surpise! Can you guess what it could be?!
Register online

Chess: The World's Most Popular Strategy Game - Grade 1 - 6

Learn the basics of chess or master the skills. Players of all levels are welcome in this popular class. 
Session #1 - Tuesday Afternoons - January 22 to February 26, 2019
Session #2 - Tuesday Afternoons - March 5 to April 16, 2019
Session #3 - Tuesday Afternoons - April 23 to May 28, 2019
Register online

Simple Science - Grades 1 - 6

Get ready to explore a number of different science experiments with Brittany Juelich! Scientists from grades one to six, will get messy while exploring materials and making predictions. With themes such as: Get Messy, Winter Wonderland and Harry Potter, there will no doubt be something for everyone. How do  animals keep warm in the winter? What is a density tower? Why do certain object sink, and others float? Why does soap work well to wash off dirty hands or to do the dishes? You’ll be hands-on to answer these questions. 
Session #1 - Friday Afternoons - February 8 to March 29, 2019
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Pay It Forward Club: Its Cool to be Kind - Grades 3 - 6

Always looking for ways to help others? Beleive that everyone deserves equal opportunities? In the climate of our ever-changing world, philanthropy and kindness are more important than ever! This club will guide children through the importance of helping others and allow them to find ways to do so! With guidance from the instructor, children will choose a cause and deliver a good deed over the course of this 6 week club!
(Presently Closed)

Dungeons and Dragons: Time for Adventure - Grades 1 - 6

Welcome to the world of Dungeons and Dragons! In this class, we will be using D&D 5e in order to explore, imagine, and improvise our way through a grand tabletop adventure! Character sheets will be pre-made, but their personalities and story are all up to you! Get your pencils and your mind ready, the Game Master has a lot of twists and turns planned. 
(Presently Closed)

Make it! in Code - Grades 1 - 3

Even the youngest children can learn the basics that introduce writing computer code!  A curriculum drawn from President Obama’s ‘code.org’ initiative, and tested with children in grades 1-3, will bring mazes and games alive. Age-appropriate instruction lays the foundation for digital literacy.  

(Presently Closed)

Viva Yoga - Grades 1 - 6

Let’s get creative! This is a fun and exciting combination of yoga activities, music and movement. Discover your potential through yoga play.  A happy heart, mind and body!  
(Presently Closed)


Kids Sports

Soccer

Sanjeev Parmar, Futuro Academy Technical Director will be leading our soccer program this season. He along with a staff of Jr coaches from St. Anthony Italia Soccer Club will develop and run all sessions.

Teams will be established, a schedule set for friendly league-style games and a year-end festival. Each player receives a t-shirt!
 
When registering your child for a soccer program, you are taking an important step towards the health and fitness of your child -- for life!  You also become a partner of the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) in teaching your child the fundamental movements and skills -- running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching -- appropriate to their age.  This program is open to boys and girls and welcomes parents to volunteer along with our experienced coaching staff. 

Outdoor soccer takes place once weekly (for each age group) on the sports  fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre, during May and June.

First Kicks: Ages 4-5 years
2019 Dates TBD

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
2019 Dates TBD


Baseball

The youngest players learn the game using a larger and softer ball – and just one (squeaky!) base.  This game is called ‘Blastball’.  It was designed by Baseball Canada to introduce the basics:  hitting, throwing, catching and running.  As the players learn the basics of hitting and the concept of ‘safe’ – a second base is added. 

‘Intro to Tee-Ball’ teaches hitting, throwing and catching techniques through drills – and game play.  Smaller groups and multiple baseball diamonds help increase coach to player interaction time.  All 6-7 year olds welcome as no prior baseball experience is necessary.
 
For players familiar with the basic techniques and rules of baseball, we have ‘Intro to Coach Pitch’. Lots of game play helps develop baseball knowledge and strategies!
 
Baseball programs are open to boys and girls and parent are welcome to volunteer along side of our coaching staff.  Each player receives a t-shirt!  Players are required to bring their glove. Manor Park baseball takes place once weekly (for each age group) on the baseball diamonds adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre, during May and June.
 
Blastball: Ages 4-5 years
May 7 to June 25  2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
2019 Dates TBD

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
May 7 to June 25 2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
2019 Dates TBD

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
May 7 to June 25 2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
2019 Dates TBD


Flag Rugby Sevens

Passing, running, kicking and scoring through teamwork!  Flag Rugby Sevens has it all -- except the tackling. Flags replace tackling so players quickly learn the basics and put them into practice during games.  All players wear a Manor Park Rugby t-shirt – very popular!  Players must bring their own rugby ball to practice.  A rugby ball and t-shirt may be purchased with your registration.  Co-ed.

Flag rugby Sevens takes place on the sports fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre, Fridays during May and June.
Coach:  Sonny Raina 

U-7 (2011, 2012 & 2013)
May 4 to June 22  2018
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)
Returning Players
2019 Dates TBD

​U-9 (2009 & 2010)
May 4 to june 22 2018
​New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)
​Returning Players
2019 Dates TBD

U-11 (2007 & 2008)
May 4 to June 22 2018
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)
Returning Players
2019 Dates TBD


Indoor Tennis

Learning the fundamentals of tennis in a progressive, game-based environment. Adjusted court size and slower balls will make learning how to play tennis fun and successful from the beginning. Players are encouraged to bring their own racquets but we always have some on hand.

Ages 6-10
2019 Dates TBD

Outdoor Tennis

Learning the fundamentals of tennis in a progressive, game-based environment. Adjusted court size and slower balls will make learning how to play tennis fun and successful from the beginning. Players are encouraged to bring their own racquets but we always have some on hand.

Ages 6-10
May 1 to June 19  2018
2019 Dates TBD

Ages 6-10 years
May 5 to June 23  2018
2019 Dates TBD

Ages 8 -12 
May 5 to June 23  2018
2019 Dates TBD

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