Kids

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

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


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

Basketball
Baseball
Ottawa Flag Rugby House League
Soccer


Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons Dungeons & Dragons is tremendously fun. Players agree to collectively tell a story with their own characters in the starring roles, with help from the Dungeon Master, who has prepared a fun and engaging adventure! Dungeons and Dragons inspires imagination and creativity through immersive storytelling. Players will exercise their creativity, practice their character development and story sequencing skills. Players should be prepared to go on a weekly adventure which will cultivate team work and decision making skills! This seven week program begins with a Session Zero - the equivalent to a character job interview, which will ensure the game's cohesive development and success.

October - November, 2019


Kids & Family Workshops

Red Cross Babysitting Course

The Red Cross Babysitting Course will provide the training kids need. This Babysitter training course is designed for youth aged 10 – 14. Participants learn how create and manage a babysitting business and how to supervise younger siblings or other children in a safe and responsible manner. Aspiring babysitters also learn basic first aid skills.

Topics include:

  • How to find clients and make money babysitting
  • Caring for children of all ages
  • Creating safe environments and preventing accidents
  • Fire safety and prevention
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Good decision-making and leadership skills
  • Basic First Aid skills

Students successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks and lunch, refillable watterbottle and indoor shoes.

Friday - OCDSB PA Day
November 15, 2019
9:00 - 4:00 PM
$80
Register Online

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 successfully completing the Workshop receive a certificate and a full colour take home manual.
This workshop is presented in partnership with Safety Tree Canada.
Students should bring a pen, healthy snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

October 2019

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.
All ages of babies and toddlers are welcome to attend.
April-May 2019

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.
February 2019


Nutrition Break Arts Programs at Manor Park Public School

Registration is now closed for 2019.
2020 registration will open soon!

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.

Dance Up Yoga - Grades 1 - 6

Downward Dog meets Top 40! Dance, move and bend in this music filled club!

Session #1 - Monday Mornings - September 23 - November 4, 2019
Session #2 - Monday Mornings - November 11 - December 16, 2019

Healthy Cooking:  Bring in the Harvest Part 1 & 2

Taste and enjoy the fresh bounty of good foods grown in Ontario. Each week of this session, we will highlight different produce as we continue to practice our culinary skills and encourage each other to try our kitchen creations. We will make a tasty apple dessert and delicious minestrone soup and much more! Hope to see you in the kitchen.

Part 1 - Monday Afternoons - September 23 - November 4, 2019
Part 2 - Monday Afternoons - November 11 - December 16, 2019

Meccano, For Young Inventors - Ages 7 - 11

Meccano Maker System sets encourage kids to learn about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills while having fun! All Meccano Maker System sets are designed with STEM in mind. With Meccano, you will use unique metal & plastic parts of various shapes & sizes to build working models. Meccano sets feature real working parts, motors and wheels to provide even more STEM learning opportunities while still having fun playing with your final creation.

Session #1 - Tuesday Afternoons - September 24 - October 29, 2019
Session #2 - Tuesday Afternoons - November 5 - December 10, 2019

Art with Lindsay - Grades 1 - 6

Pop Art! - Jump back in time to the era of Pop art!  Explore painting, sculpture, and drawing in the manner of artists such as Warhol and Lichtenstein. - September 18 - October 23, 2019
Pleasing Portraits - Explore portraiture and figure drawing, including traditional and non-traditional styles while learning the fundamentals of painting and drawing. - November 6 - December 11, 2019

Myths and Legends - Paint, draw, and sculpt art inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Gods, goddeses, and mythical creatures will be explored. - WINTER 2020
A Wrinkle in Time - Join Meg on an awesome art adventure! Draw, paint, and sculpt space, points in history, and characters from the novel (such as centaurs), while learning the fundamentals of art-making. - WINTER 2020

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! - Friday Afternoons - October 4 - November 22, 2019

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.
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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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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Kids Sports

Ottawa Flag Rugby House League

Your child can enjoy one of our fastest growing sports programs – all without the tackling! Ottawa Flag Rugby House League welcomes all players -- including those from Bytown Blues and Ottawa Irish. More players means more opportunity for growth through gameplay. Players will learn through comprehensive drills and games focusing on passing, running, kicking and scoring through teamwork. Everyone is encouraged to give it a ‘try’!

New players are asked to purchase equipment (rugby ball, shirt and flag rugby shorts) along with their registration fees.
Returning players can reuse equipment and play for the session cost of $85, or purchase equipment as needed.

Players may represent the team of their choosing. Please indicate the team on the registration form and purchase the corresponding t-shirt.
Ottawa Flag Rugby House League takes place on the sports fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre, Fridays during the spring and Saturdays during the fall.

Head Coach:  Sonny Raina

U-7
Saturdays, September 7 to October 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
$85 - returning player
$140 - new player (includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!)

​U-9
Saturdays, September 7 to October 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$85 - returning player
$140 - new player (includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!)

U-11
Saturdays, September 7 to October 26, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
$85 - returning player
$140 - new player (includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!)

Register Online


Better with Basketball

Ride the basketball wave that is sweeping across Canada after the Toronto Raptors historic championship run. This program is a great introduction to the sport of basketball or the perfect platform to build and develop existing skills. Your child will run, jump and shout their way into a love for one of Canada’s most in demand sports.

Developed and delivered in partnership with local instructor Manock Lual and his team at Prezdential Basketball Training, look for a high energy, high octane program that will have your child practicing the fundamentals in a safe and fun environment! Manock and his team have been hard at work developing and delivering community basketball programs in Ottawa. Manock was named as the head coach for the La Cite Coyotes basketball program for the 2019/2020 season.

Parents! Don’t tell your kids, but all MPCC sports programs are rooted in the fundamental movement patterns and the principles of long-term athlete development (LTAD). What does that mean? Our programs will build heavily on running, jumping, dipping, dodging and twisting. This helps build strength and prevent injury while building skills that are applicable across all sports. This also means they will be playing with equipment suited to their age and development (think lighterms Are we looking to craft the next generation of sport superstars, not necessarily… but don’t forget about us if we do! Our goal is growing a passion for sport that will carry through childhood and into the rest of their lives! We strongly believe that sports programs should foster hard work, accountability, teamwork and most importantly – FUN.

All MPCC sports programs for children are proudly COED and welcome players from all neighbourhoods, abilities and skill levels.

Every player receives a welcome t shirt!

Run, Twist and Jump: Ages 5-7
Tuesdays, November - January
6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Manor Park Public School
$90

FUNdamentals: Ages 8-10
Tuesdays, November - January
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Park Public School
$90

Dribble, Deke and Shoot: Ages 11-13
Tuesdays, November - January
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Park Public School 
$90

CLICK HERE FOR DATES, DETAILS AND REGISTRATION


Soccer

The MPCC is excited in their continued partnership with Sanjeev Parmar of Futoro Soccer to deliver soccer programs in Manor Park. Futuro Soccer delivers high energy, experienced coaches who will nurture a fun-filled, inclusive atmosphere where children can thrive and fuel their love for sport!

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. 

This program is open to boys and girls and welcomes parents 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
Saturdays, May - June
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$75

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
Saturdays, May - June
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$75

Dribble, Deke and Kick: Ages 8-12 years
Saturdays, May - June 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$75


Manor Park Champions Baseball

Every player gets a free ticket to an Ottawa Champions game! 

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
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$75

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
Mondays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$75

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$75

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