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Kids

Soccer – outdoor
Active Kids
Baseball
Flag Rugby Sevens
Tennis-indoor
Tennis
Nutrition Break Arts (at Manor Park Public School)
'Make it!'
Babysitting Workshop


Sports

Soccer- outdoor

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. These fundamental skills are described by the 'Long Term Player Development' program to help coaches, soccer administrators and sport scientists to give each child an active start.

This soccer program is open to boys and girls. Games, for age-appropriate competition, make this program the perfect combination of league + drills. Parents are invited 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
May 5 to June 23 2018
 

Fun with the Ball: Ages 6-7 years
May 5 to June 23 2018
 

Learning the Game: Ages 8-9 years
May 2 to June 20 2018

Fun for Life: Ages 10-12 years
May 2 to June 20 2018


Baseball

The Blue Jays 2015 season brought new excitement to baseball!  We hope that our baseball program hits a home run with its emphasis on fun, and a program just right for each stage of your child’s development.
 
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
May 7 to June 25  2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)

Intro to Tee-Ball: Ages 6-7 years
May 7 to June 25 2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)

Intro to Coach Pitch: Ages 8-11 years
May 7 to June 25 2018 (We'll play on Victoria Day!)

 


Flag Rugby Sevens

Play the game that earned Canadian women a Bronze Medal at the Rio Olympic Games! Flag Rugby Sevens is fast paced, non-stop game.  New and returning players will love it!

Passing, running, kicking and scoring through teamwork!  Flag Rugby Sevens has it all -- except the tackling. Flags replace tackling so players quickly learn the basics and put them into practice during games.  All players wear a Manor Park Rugby t-shirt – very popular!  Players must bring their own rugby ball to practice.  A rugby ball and t-shirt may be purchased with your registration.  Co-ed.

Flag rugby Sevens takes place on the sports fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre, Fridays during May and June.
Coach:  Sonny Raina 

Ages 5-8 years
May 4 to June 22  2018
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)

Returning Players

Ages 9-13 years
May 4 to June 22 2018
New Players (includes ball & t-shirt)

Returning Players
 


 

Tennis - indoor

Children will learn the fundamentals of tennis in a progressive, game-based environment. Scaled-down racquets with bigger heads, slower balls and adjusted court size will make it fun and successful from the beginning. Children are encouraged to bring their own racquets.

Ages 6-10
Nov 1 to Dec 20 2017
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Ages 6-10
Jan 17 to Mar 7 2018
Register online
 


Tennis

Tennis lessons for kids this spring!

Instruction will follow Tennis Canada's progressive tennis format specially designed for children.  Our goal is to fill the courts with kids playing tennis! 
Lessons take place on  a weeknight or Saturday mornings during May and June.  

Ages 6-10 years
May 5 to June 23 2018

Ages 8 -12 years
May 5 to June 23 2018

 

Arts

Nutrition Break Arts - at Manor Park Public School

For nearly 10 years, the MPCC has provided arts programming to students at Manor Park Public school – during their meal breaks!  Today, the balanced school day provides for two meal breaks:  10:30am and another at 1:15pm.  We program for nearly all of them!  We invite students to pick and choose their favourites. 

New! A 5-week format allows us to offer your popular choices more often - at a reduced price of $40!
 
Grade 1-6 students at Manor Park Public School
​September  to  December 
January  to April 
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Please note: programs may not be offered in every session.

Healthy Cooking:  Food Truck Favourites: Part 1
Discover new twists on some ever-popular street food favourites including tacos, sliders, noodles and much more. Impress your family and friends by mastering some essential kitchen skills all while exploring great portable foods from the global kitchen. Mondays (Sept 18  – Oct 23) and (Oct 30 – Nov 20) Part 2
 
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.
Thursdays (Sept 25- Oct 19) Start date will be MOnday Sept 25th,  (Oct 26- Nov 30)

Art: Quick, Draw!
Ever want to learn how to draw? Well, now's your chance! We will be focusing on drawing people in this class. Learn the basics of line art, sketching, and speed drawing! Wednesdays (Sept 20 – Oct 18)
 
Make it! in the Garden
Get dirty and learn the ins and outs of gardening. Planting and maintaining fall produce such as onions and garlic, harvesting some of the veggies from the spring and learning about worm composting will be some of the exciting tasks for the students. Wednesdays (Sept 13 – Oct 11)

Students will continue with the up keep of the garden and harvest the remaining produce. The making of seed bombs will be explored.  And then it’s time to put the garden to “bed”- crops will be cut down and the soil will get some added minerals from the worm compost. Wednesdays (Oct 18 – Nov 15)
 
Science Club
Let's experiment! 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. Science is exciting! Wednesdays (Oct 4 -  Nov 1)
 
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. Thursdays (Nov 9 – Dec 7)

Viva Yoga 
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!  Thursdays (Oct 5 - Nov 2)
 
Make it! with Meccano
Make all sorts of amazing structures using Meccano metal parts. No need to know anything about building --- with Meccano you will learn it here!   Both boys and girls love this program. (Note: suitable for grades 3-6.)  Meccano sets provided.  Projects are not taken home. Tuesdays (Nov 7 - Dec 5) )
 
Make it! with Felt
Learning how to make their own soft crafts in this class! They will be making dolls, figures, and other pieces all on our own! Wednesdays (Oct 25 - Nov 22)
 
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.  Mondays (Oct 30- Nov 27)

Make it! in Code (grades 4-6)
Do you like computers? Ever wondered how it is that your favourite video game was made? Then come join us for Make it! in Code! You will learn the basics of computer programming, to use code to navigate through mazes, program game characters, and create our own unique stories and games.  Mondays (Oct 30- Nov 27)

 

Make it!

Get ready! ‘Make it!’ in Manor Park is coming!

What is it?
The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) is planning a dedicated makerspace in the community centre – called ‘Make it!’. A makerspace is dedicated to those who love to make things and want to share this passion with others.  Makers believe that if you can imagine it, you can make it.  They seek out opportunities to learn new things by playing with technology – think 3D printing, robotics, and electronics – while breaking down traditional silos separating arts & crafts, engineering, music or science.  Make it! will be dedicated to creativity and curiosity.
 
What are ‘Make it!’ programs?
A makerspace in the community centre would provide programming to all ages, from kids to adults.  It would bring new attention to existing arts programming offered by the MPCC.  ‘Make it!’ programs will vary from drop-in / pay what you can sessions to multi-week programs on specific topics. 
 
Want to be part of it?
We are looking for people. If you have a passion and expertise in computer programming, robotics, working with textiles or wood, the arts or electronics, consider sharing your knowledge.  
 
We are looking for equipment. Can you donate equipment for computer sciences, wood or textile work?  Is your office upgrading its laptops?  We want to hear from you.
 
Follow us to get the latest news on mini-Makeit! programs, special events – or the progress towards the big reveal.


Workshops

Babysitting Workshop

This is a one day workshop introducing responsibilities of child care, preparing nutritious snacks, maintaining safety and dealing with emergencies.  The package is prepared by St. John Ambulance – reputed for its delivery of first aid training – and taught by an experienced instructor.  Lots of opportunities to role play, and discuss babysitting scenarios.

Student successfully completing the test at the end of the day, receive a certificate. Oh, did we mention the pizza lunch?!  (Yes, it’s all included in the price.)

Children should bring a pen, medium sized doll or stuffed animal (for CPR practice), snacks and drinks, as well as indoor shoes.

Workshop takes place in the Manor Park Community Centre. 

Ages 10-14 years
Friday, November 24, 2017 (It's a PA Day!)
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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