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

Flag Rugby Sevens

Kids & Family Workshops

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.

Daddy's are welcome too!

All ages of babies and toddlers are welcome to attend.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson

Mondays (4 weeks)
April 15 – May 13, 2019
12:30 – 2:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Centre
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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 should bring a pen, healthy snacks, refillable waterbottle, and indoor shoes.

Students completing the workshop receive an official certificate of completion and will take home a full-colour manual.

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

April 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:  Rise and Shine!

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Scramble no more for breakfast ideas (unless that’s scrambled eggs of course!).  We will make some old favourites but also get you tasting what students from other countries might put on their plates to start their day.
January - March 2019

Healthy Cooking:  Eat it Up!

Do you feel bad for throwing out good food? Hang on, we’re going to show you that those carrot and potato peels you just tossed into compost can make great chips. Not only will we transform some often overlooked  ingredients into tasty dishes but we will incorporate and sample our very own Manor Park fieldhouse grown produce.   This is a class not-to-miss!
March - April 2019

Art with Lindsay - Grades 1 - 6

Under the Sea - Wednesday Afternoons - January - February 2019
Dive into the ocean, and explore the world of fish, coral, sharks, and mermaids!

Enchanted Garden - Wednesday Afternoons - March - April 2019
Make art based on the things that you would find in the best of all gardens…an enchanted one! So get ready for flowers, creatures, and fun!

Fantastic Beasts - Wednesday Afternoons - April - May 2019
Make art based upon a variety of fantastical and mythical beasts!

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
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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. 
February - March 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!
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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 ‘’ 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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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

Spring is just around the corner! Registration for our Spring Sports programs is open! We will be accepting registrations all the way up until May 3rd.

Please note we welcome any participants registering after April 15th, however they will recieve their t-shirt (and equipment if registering for Rugby) on the third session. 


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 4 - June 22
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
Saturdays, May 4 - June 22
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Dribble, Deke and Kick: Ages 8-12 years
Saturdays, May 4 - June 22
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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, May 6 to June 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
Mondays, May 6 to June 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
Mondays, May 6 to June 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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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’!

All registraion fees include rugby shorts, rugby ball and t-shirt!

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 May and June.

Head Coach:  Sonny Raina 

Fridays, May 3 to June 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$140 - includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!
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Fridays, May 3 to June 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$140 - includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!
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Fridays, May 3 to June 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$140 - includes rugby ball, shorts and t-shirt!
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Fridays, May 3 to June 21, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$85 for the session
Gear purchase optional.

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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.

Capital Kids Tennis

Capital Kids Tennis returns to Manor Park! This year Capital Kids Tennis will be offering 4 - week tennis sessions for kids all summer long... all for only $10 per session! 

The Ottawa-based Capital Kids program will launch into its 6th year of programming starting spring 2019. In collaboration with the National Capital Tennis Association (NCTA) and the City of Ottawa, Capital Kids has provided free and low-cost tennis lessons to more than 6,000 children ages 6 to 12. Your child will learn or refine the fundamentals of tennis in a progressive, game-based environment. Adjusted court size and slower balls will make it easy for your child to learn how to play tennis and make it successful from the beginning. Players are encouraged to bring their own racquets, but we always have some on hand. All skills welcome.

Tuesdays, May 7 - 28 and June 4 - 25
Ages 6 – 9 - 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ages 6 – 9 - 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages 10 -12 - 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Thursdays, May 9 – 30 and June 6 - 27
Ages 6 – 9 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ages 10 – 12 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Ages 13 – 15 – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays, May 4 – 25 and June 1 - 22
Ages 6 – 9 – 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Ages 6 – 9 - 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Ages 10 – 12 – 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

$10 per 4 Week Session

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Keep and eye out for more sessions in July and August! 

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