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Kids

Soccer – outdoor
Active Kids
Baseball
Flag Rugby Sevens
Floorball – indoor and outdoor
Tennis-indoor
Tennis
Nutrition Break Arts (at Manor Park Public School)
'Make it!'
Babysitting Workshop


Sports

Soccer- outdoor

When you register 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. These fundamental skills are described by the 'Long Term Player Development' program to help coaches, soccer administrators and sport scientists to give each child an active start.

This soccer program is open to boys and girls. Games, for age-appropriate competition, make this program the perfect combination of league + drills. Parents are invited to volunteer along with our experienced coaching staff. Each player receives a t-shirt!

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 13 to June 24 - Original start date(May 6th) has been postponed due to the city closing all fields. 
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Fun with the Ball: Ages 6-7 years
May 13 to June 24- Original start date(May 6th) has been postponed due to the city closing all fields.
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Learning the Game: Ages 8-9 years
May 10 to June 28
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Fun for Life: Ages 10-12 years
May 10 to June 28
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Active Kids

In this active class, you will try a variety of sports and activities in order to develop agility, balance, coordination and speed. The classes will be structured and aimed at progressing you through the skills, regardless of your abilities in a fun environment. 

Ages 6-8
Jan to Mar 
Mar to May 

In this active class, participants will develop motor skills, endurance and strength through games, relays and sport specific drills. You may have chosen a favourrite sport but it is important to experience multiple activities.

Ages 9-12
Jan to Mar 
Mar to May 
 


Baseball

The Blue Jays 2015 season brought new excitement to baseball!  We hope that our baseball program hits a home run with its emphasis on fun, and a program just right for each stage of your child’s development.
 
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 8 to June 26 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
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Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
May 8 to June 26 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
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Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
May 8 to June 26 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)
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Flag Rugby Sevens

Play the game that earned Canadian women a Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympic Games! Flag Rugby Sevens is fast paced, non-stop game.  New and returning players will love it!

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 

Ages 5-8 years
May 12 to June 23  - Original start date(May 5th) has been postponed due to the city closing all fields. A make up session will be scheduled at a later date.
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)
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Returning Players
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Ages 9-13 years
May 12 to June 23  - Original start date(May 5th) has been postponed due to the city closing all fields.   A make up session will be scheduled at a later date.
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)
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Returning Players
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Floorball

Only in Manor Park – recreational Floorball League!
 
Floorball is a fast-paced, high scoring, and low-cost style of indoor hockey. Originating in Sweden, floorball is played with advanced lightweight sticks, and rules that make game play safer and faster. Players will learn skill basics -- including stick handling, playing with a whiffle ball, game rules and strategies.   Then -- back by popular demand -- games in a league format will be organized.  Our youngest players will enjoy a mini-league of games and courts adjusted just for them!
 
Floorball is great for developing skills in hockey players. The game is enjoyed by girls, boys – and adults, too!  Equipment provided.
 
Floorball takes place in the gym of Assumption Catholic School (236 Levis Avenue, Ottawa).
 

Ages 5-8 years
October  to December 
January to March 

Ages 9-12 years
October  to December 
January  to March 

OUTDOORS!  Only in Manor Park.  Adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre
Ages 5-8 years
May 4 to June 22
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Ages 9-12 years
May 4 to June 22
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Tennis - indoor

Children will learn the fundamentals of tennis in a progressive, game-based environment. Scaled-down racquets with bigger heads, slower balls and adjusted court size will make it fun and successful from the beginning. Children are encouraged to bring their own racquets.

Ages 6-8
Jan  to Mar 

Ages 9 -11
Jan  to Mar 

 


Tennis

Tennis lessons for kids this spring!

Instruction will follow Tennis Canada's progressive tennis format specially designed for children.  Our goal is to fill the courts with kids playing tennis! 
Lessons take place on  a weeknight or Saturday mornings during May and June.  

Ages 6-8 years
May 9 to June 27
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Ages 9-11 years
May 9 to June 27
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Arts

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 meal breaks!  Today, the balanced school day provides for two meal breaks:  10:30am and another at 1:15pm.  We program for nearly all of them!  We invite students to pick and choose their favourites. 

New! A 5-week format allows us to offer your popular choices more often - at a reduced price of $40!
 
Grade 1-6 students at Manor Park Public School
​October  to December 
January 16 to April 19
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Please note: programs may not be offered in every session.

New! 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' intiative, and tested with children in grades 1-3, will bring mazes and games alive. Age-appropriate instruction lays the foundation for digital literacy. Oh, and did we mention that it will be a lot of fun too?

New! Make it! in Code (grades 4-6)
Do you like computers? Ever wondered how it is that your favourite video game was made? Then come join us for Make it! In Code! You will learn the basics of computer programming, to use code to navigate through mazes, program game characters, and create our own unique stories and games.

New! Make it! in Code 2 (grades 4-6)
If you completed the first session of coding, and want to keep on learning more - we have the place for you. Build on your basic knowledge to create unique stories and games of your own!
Prerequisite: Make it! in Code, part 1.

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!
 
Make it! with Meccano
Make all sorts of amazing structures using Meccano metal parts. No need to know anything about building --- with Meccano you will learn it here!   Both boys and girls love this program. (Note: suitable for grades 3-6.)  Meccano sets provided.  Projects are not taken home. 
 
Chess: The World's Most Popular Strategy Game
Learn the basics of chess or master the skills. Players of all levels are welcome in this popular class.

Art: Deep in the Forest
Explore the secrets of the Canadian forest! Paint, sculpt, and draw trees, flowers, wolves and bears.

Art: Ancient Egypt
Delve into the land of Pharaohs and pyramids! Draw hieroglyphics, sculpt Egyptian figurines, and paint pyramid scenes.
 
Healthy Cooking:  Snappy Appies and Sweet Treats
Come and join us in the kitchen to make delicious and nutritious starters and treats including a few twists on your favourite dips, comforting soups, and some tasty and healthier versions of some classic desserts.
 
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!

Make it! Challenges
"How high of a tower could you build using only 20 sheets of paper? You have 6 minutes. " In team and individual challenges, you use creativity to turn ideas into reality. Learn valuable skills: creative thinking, team building, problem solving, risk taking and self-confidence.

Make it! in the Garden
Get dirty and learn the ins and outs of gardening. Planting seedlings, mapping the beds, weeding and watering will get the gardens growing. Looking at seeds from the inside out, and art projects like 'seedy socks' will round out the fun.
 

 

Make it!

Get ready! ‘Make it!’ in Manor Park is coming!

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.


Workshops

Babysitting Workshop

This is a one day workshop introducing responsibilities of child care, preparing nutritious snacks, maintaining safety and dealing with emergencies.  The package is prepared by St. John Ambulance – reputed for its delivery of first aid training – and taught by an experienced instructor.  Lots of opportunities to role play, and discuss babysitting scenarios.

Student successfully completing the test at the end of the day, receive a certificate. Oh, did we mention the pizza lunch?!  (Yes, it’s all included in the price.)

Children should bring a pen, medium sized doll or stuffed animal (for CPR practice), snacks and drinks, as well as indoor shoes.

Workshop takes place in the Manor Park Community Centre. 

Ages 10-14 years
Friday, June 9th, 2017 (It's a PA Day!)
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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