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Nutrition Break Arts
Flag Rugby Sevens
'Make it!'
Babysitting Workshop


Babysitting Workshop

For anyone ages 10 to 14 who wish to babysit or even stay home alone. This is a one-day workshop introduces the responsibilities of child care, preparing nutritious snacks, home safety, dealing with emergencies, among others. The workshop's package is prepared by St. John Ambulance – reputed for its delivery of first aid training – and taught by an experienced St. John Ambulance instructor. Lots of opportunities to role play, and discuss babysitting scenarios.

Students should bring a pen, medium sized doll or stuffed animal (for CPR practice), snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

Students successfully completing the babysitting quiz at the end of the day, receive an official certificate of completion issued by St. John Ambulance.

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

Workshop takes place in the Manor Park Community Centre
100 Thornwood Road
Ages 10-14 years
9am - 4pm
November 23 2018
Register online 


Nutrition Break Arts - 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.


Fall 2018 sessions will each be 5 weeks in length, with exception of Make It! in the Garden and the first Heathly Cooking session.

Programs are for children grades 1-6 at Manor Park Public School.

Please note: some programs below may not be offered in every session.

Healthy Cooking: International Cooking: Part l & 2 - (grade 1-6)
Our new session is starting with some fresh new recipes and hands-on fun in the kitchen. We will explore dishes from a variety of countries. This global culinary tour will also  bring back some old favourites.  Whether you are new to our classes or a seasoned Manor Park chef, we can’t wait to get cooking with you!
Part 1 - Monday Afternoons (October 15 - November 5, 2018) - 4 weeks
Part 2 - Monday Afternoons (November 12 - December 10, 2018) - 5 weeks
Just Added! Monday Mornings (November 12 - December 10, 2018) - 5 weeks

Art with Lindsay: Architecture Art - 5 weeks (Grades 1-6)
Join Linday to design and create your own architechtural MASTERPIECE. All supplies included.
Architectural Art: Tiny Home Edition - Wednesday Afternoons (October 10 - November 7, 2018)
'Tis the Season to be Arty - Wednesday Afternoons (November 14 - December 12, 2018)

Make It! In the Garden - 4 weeks (Grades 1-6)
Children will join Matt Mckechnie, OCT (Urban Famer & Teacher at Manor Park School) as they prepare the community gardens for the change in season. Matt will work with the children to harvest, plant, fertilize, and teach the invaluable skill and joy of growing your own healthy produce. Children will be digging, working and playing in the dirt to hone their green thumbs and will walk away with an appreciation for the work that goes into harvesting delicious vegetables. 
Wednesday Afternoons (October 3 - 24, 2018)

Chess: The World's Most Popular Strategy Game - 5 weeks (Grades 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 (October 9 - November 6, 2018)
Session #2 - Tuesday Afternoons ( November 13 - December 11, 2018)

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 ‘’ initiative, and tested with children in grades 1-3, will bring mazes and games alive. Age-appropriate instruction lays the foundation for digital literacy.  
Mondays (Closed)

Science Club
Let's experiment! 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. Science is exciting! 
Tuesdays (Closed)

Dungeons and Dragons: Time for Adventure
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. 
Wednesdays (Closed)

Viva Yoga 
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!  
Thursdays (Closed)




New! 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
May 5 to June 23 2018

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
May 5 to June 23 2018


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!)

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

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

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

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

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

Tennis - indoor

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
Dates: TBD


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

Ages 6-10 years
May 5 to June 23  2018

Ages 8 -12 
May 5 to June 23  2018

Make it!

Get ready! ‘Make it!’ in Manor Park!

What is it?
The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) is planning a dedicated makerspace in the community centre – called ‘Make it!’. A makerspace is dedicated to those who love to make things and want to share this passion with others. Makers believe that if you can imagine it, you can make it. They seek out opportunities to learn new things by playing with technology – think 3D printing, robotics, and electronics – while breaking down traditional silos separating arts & crafts, engineering, music or science. Make it! will be dedicated to creativity and curiosity.
What are ‘Make it!’ programs?
A makerspace in the community centre would provide programming to all ages, from kids to adults. It would bring new attention to existing arts programming offered by the MPCC. ‘Make it!’ programs will vary from drop-in / pay what you can sessions to multi-week programs on specific topics. 
Want to be part of it?
We are looking for people. If you have a passion and expertise in computer programming, robotics, working with textiles or wood, the arts or electronics, consider sharing your knowledge.  
We are looking for equipment. Can you donate equipment for computer sciences, wood or textile work?  Is your office upgrading its laptops?  We want to hear from you.
Follow us to get the latest news on mini-Makeit! programs, special events – or the progress towards the big reveal.


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