Kids

 


Afternoons in the Park
LEGO®
Special Interest
Kids & Family Workshops
Kids Sports
Martial Arts
Basketball
Spring Sports
Baseball
Ottawa East Flag Rugby
Soccer


Afternoons in the Park - 2:45-5:45 PM

Supervised fun after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays! A focus on outdoor play and physical distancing. Rain or shine! Social, creative and active time for your child outdoors. Taking place at the Manor Park Community Centre, it is ideal for children aged 6-12 years. Safe and secure supervision from 2:45 - 5:45 PM! Register early to guarantee your child's spot!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
September 3 2020 to June 25 2021
2:45 – 5:45pm
100 Thornwood Road

$50 registration fee
$205 per month

What to expect?

  • Small groups that support family bubbles
  • Thoughtfully planned outdoor fun with friends
  • Safe, and supervised
  • Physical distancing, masks, hand washing, and other protocols to reduce Covid transmission
  • Daily Active Screening of children and staff health
  • Covid-19 Safety Plan and Response Plan in place.

What else do parents need to know?

  • Transportation to and from the community centre must be arranged by parents
  • Children from all schools accepted, including home schooling and virtual schooling
  • Activities modified to be done outdoors so children should be dressed appropriately for all types of weather
  • Washrooms and hand washing available in the community centre
  • Indoor space provided during inclement weather
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged. Masks are required indoors. Hand washing will be scheduled.
  • This program is not suitable for children unable to adhere to Covid-19 prevention protocols.
  • Parent Handbook will be provided upon registration.
  • This program may change without notice, including temporary shut-down, when required by Ottawa Public Health or the Ministry of Health.
  • Limited capacity of 16 children

Sound great?!
Please express your interest to SSEARS@MANORPARK.CA


LEGO®

Note: To participate, children must have access to laptop or desktop (Chrome Books, IPADS and mobile devices will not work for the LEGO software). Links to the appropriate LEGO software will be sent out prior to the start date. Children may use a mobile device for the ZOOM portion, while they work on their laptop or computer. 

Virtual LEGO®: Mosaics & Art

Join the LEGO® guy, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, for online classes that will teach you to virtually build LEGO mosaics and art. Learn to create and save builds in LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. With LEGO instructions and pre-set parts libraries, learn how to virtually build existing LEGO sets, and how to use patterns as a basis for LEGO mosaics and pictures. Create three-dimensional works including flowers and trees while learning a variety of LEGO® building techniques. All your projects can be saved on your computer for future use, and you will also learn how to render them as high-quality realistic images. With your knowledge of online LEGO building and rendering, you will be able to create your own designs and transform them into LEGO mosaics and art without owning the LEGO pieces. Ages 7-12.
Oct 7 - 28, 2020

Virtual LEGO®: Minecraft Building

Join the LEGO® guy, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, for online classes that teach you to virtually build cool MinecraftTM LEGO projects at home. Building activities will introduce you to the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions, build 2D and 3D virtual Minecraft LEGO projects using pre-set parts libraries in LDD. All your projects can be saved on your computer for future use and you will learn how to render them as high-quality realistic images. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home. Ages 7 - 12.

Nov 4 - 25, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 PM
$90
Register Online

Virtual LEGO® Club - During Remote Learning Breaks!

Join the LEGO® guy, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, for online nutrition break classes that teach you to virtually build LEGO engineering and LEGO art projects at home. Building activities will introduce you to the LEGO Digital Designer (LDD) application. Learn how to create and save builds, and how to select, connect, rotate and copy pieces. Then, with LEGO instructions, build a variety of 2D and 3D projects using pre-set parts libraries in LDD. All your projects can be saved on your computer for future use and you will learn how to render them as high-quality realistic images. With your knowledge of online LEGO building, you will be able to create other virtual projects to share at home.
POSTPONED


Special Interest

Yoga Moves! Outdoor Kid's Yoga

Come and enjoy the outdoors with Yoga Moves! Outdoors. Fun and energizing warm-up activities followed by some cool, calming yoga poses that can help to keep us strong, healthy and happy! Let's chill out, bust some yoga moves and have fun! Class will take place outdoors, so dress for the weather! Ambient lights will light up the night and everyone will be physically distanced. Indoor washrooms are available for participants.
Class is lead by certified yoga instructor, Christina Pizana-Fraser.

Tuesdays
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Nov 24 - Dec 15, 2020
Register Online

Dungeons & Dragons Online

Join the MPCC this Fall for our 6-week Dungeons and Dragons session! Become a player in the world's most popular table top role-playing game. In D&D, players take on the role of a fantasy themed character within an adventuring party of up to 5 characters. The party will work together to overcome various physical and mental obstacles introduced to them by the storyteller. Players will be required to go on a weekly adventure cultivating their creativity, teamwork, decision-making, commitment, and character development skills. D&D is typically played together at a table like most board games, but due to the current health concerns facing our communities the upcoming session will be set up through Roll20, a virtual table top site, that will allow players to have a similarly immersive experience. In fact, many players prefer this method to in-person role playing. So, join our resident Dungeon Master this Fall and see if you have what it takes to be the hero in your own story!

Session #1: Character creation and Roll20 player tutorial. The first part of the D&D beginner adventure The Lost Mines of Phandelver

Session #2: This will include the second part of The Lost Mines of Phandelver

All participants will be required to have an email address, a free account for the Roll20 virtual table top website, a computer with a camera and mic and be between the ages of 10-16. Participants must be able to read. The free Roll20 account can be set up here.

Session #1
Sept 30 - Nov 4, 2020

Session #2
Nov 11 - Dec 26, 2020
7:00 - 8:30 PM
$80
Register Online

Dance Club with Taynikua on Zoom!

Join Taynikua to learn a choreographed dance on zoom! Participants will enjoy moving and shaking from the comfort and safety of their own home. Interactive instruction will move at a pace suitable to all skill levels. Time for free dance and creativity will be incorporated and encouraged. Participants will finish the 6 week session having learned a choreographed dance, confidence in their dance and performance skills. A computer or tablet with zoom capabilities is required. Ages approx. 7 - 12. All skill levels welcome.
Sept 29 - Nov 3, 2020


Kids 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.

Returning in 2021!

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.

Returning in 2021!


Kids Sports

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
$90

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

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 
$90

CLICK HERE FOR DATES, DETAILS AND REGISTRATION


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 opened March 1, 2020

Ottawa East Flag Rugby

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

Click HERE for dates, details and registration.

U6
Fridays, May - June
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
$85 + equipment

U8
Fridays, May - June & September - October
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
$85 + equipment

U10
Fridays, May - June & September - October
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$85 + equipment

U12
Fridays, May - June
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$85 + equipment

U14
Fridays, May - June 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$85 + equipment

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.

Click HERE for dates, details and registration.

First Kicks: Ages 4-5 years
Saturdays, May - June
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$85

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6- 8 years
Saturdays, May - June
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
$85

Dribble, Deke and Kick: Ages 8-12 years
Saturdays, May - June 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
$85

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.
 
Click HERE for dates, details and registration.

Blastball: Ages 4-5 years
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$85

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
Mondays,
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$85

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
Mondays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$85

New! Parents Play Ball!: Ages 10+
Wednesdays
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
$85

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
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