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

Soccer
Baseball
Flag Rugby Sevens
Tennis


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.

7 weeks
Thursdays
October 3 – November 14, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
$90
Register Online


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 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.

Friday - OCDSB PA Day
October 11, 2019
9:00 - 4:00 PM
$80
Register Online

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

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

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:  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

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

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 - February 2019
Session #2 - Tuesday Afternoons - March - April 2019
Session #3 - Tuesday Afternoons - April 23 to May 28, 2019

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

Dance Up Yoga - Grades 1 - 6

Downward Dog meets Top 40! Dance, move and bend in this music filled club!
Monday Mornings - September 23 - November 4, 2019
Monday Mornings - November 11 - December 16, 2019

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. 
(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. 
(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. 
(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

Fall Flag Rugby Sevens

Enjoy some piece of mind as your child enjoys one of our fastest growing sports programs – all without the tackling! This year Manor Park Flag Rugby players will welcome players from the 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.
Flag rugby Sevens 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


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