Dungeons & Dragons
Kids & Family Workshops
Nutrition Break Arts Programs at Manor Park School
Kids Sports
Martial Arts
Spring Sports
Ottawa East Flag Rugby

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.

January 30 - March 12, 2020
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Register Online

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 10.5 – 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
February 14, 2020
9:00 - 4:00 PM
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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
January 17, 2020
9:00 - 4:00 PM
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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! For children grades 1 - 6.

Please note:

  • Some programs described below may not run every session
  • ​Need financial assistance? The Opportunity Fund can help. Contact

Dance Up Yoga

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

Part 1 - Monday Mornings - January 27 - March 9, 2020
Part 2 - Monday Mornings - March 23 - May 4, 2020

Healthy Cooking: Bento Boxes

This January, children will learn how to create some wonderful, nutritionally balanced snacks and lunches with colour, texture and lots of flavour. Bento Boxes add some FUN to an otherwise boring lunchtime routine.

Part 1 - Monday Afternoons - January 27 - March 9, 2020
Part 2 - Monday Afternoons - March 23 - May 4, 2020

Meccano, For Young Inventors

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.

Part 1 - Tuesday Afternoons - January 28 - March 3, 2020
Part 2 - Tuesday Afternoons - March 24 - April 28, 2020

Art with Lindsay

Part 1 - Myths and Legends - Paint, draw, and sculpt art inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. Gods, goddeses, and mythical creatures will be explored. - January 29 - March 4, 2020
Part 2 - 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. - March 25 - April 29, 2020

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.

Part 1 - Thursday Afternoons - January 30 - March 5, 2020
Part 2 - Thursday Afternoons - March 26 - April 30, 2020
Part 3 - Thursday Afternoons - May 7 - June 11, 2020

Pay It Forward Club: Its Cool to be Kind

Always looking for ways to help others? Have a big heart and want to brighten someone's day? In 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!

Part 1 - Friday Afternoons - January 31 - March 13, 2020

Simple Science

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. 

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. 

Make it! in Code

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.

Kids Sports

New! Muay Thai Martial Arts

BIGODE instructors will introduce your child to martial arts with a fun, safe and nurturing approach. Muay Thai includes kicks and punches while building discipline and self esteem. Every child gets a t-shirt!

Read why we chose to offer this program.

Saturdays, February 22 to April 25
Queen Elizabeth Public School
Ages 5-7, 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
Ages 8-11, 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

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 to January; February to April
6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
Manor Park Public School

FUNdamentals: Ages 8-10
Tuesdays, November to January; February to April
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Park Public School

Dribble, Deke and Shoot: Ages 11-13
Tuesdays, November to January; February to April
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Park Public School 


Spring Sports for Kids!

MPCC Spring Sports programs run through May + June and feature Flag Rugby, Baseball and Soccer. All MPCC sports programs for children are proudly COED and welcome players from all neighbourhoods, abilities and skill levels.

Registration opens March 1, 2020

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

Registration open March 1st, 2020!


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.

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

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

Registration open March 1st, 2020!

Manor Park 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
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

Registration open March 1st, 2020!

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:
Community Centre Office: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753
Child Care and Early Learning Office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776