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Teens and Adults

Manor Park Talks

Manor Park residents share their expertise and experiences in a new set of (free!) talks.  Each talk will take place in the renovated Manor Park Community Centre, 100 Thornwood Road.
 
Refreshments will be served.
 


Pickleball

Want to play Pickleball?
 
Great paddle sport for adults, youth or kids!  Pickleball combines badminton, tennis and ping-pong for an easy-to-learn indoor or outdoor game.
 
Pickleball is most often played as doubles – with four players on a court.
 
Racquets and balls are available to borrow from the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)!  Visit the our office at the west entrance to the community centre – and exchange your keys for Pickleball equipment.
 
Come to the Manor Park tennis courts – or should we say outdoor Pickleball Courts! – to meet players on:
 
Tuesdays from 9-11am
Wednesdays from 1-3pm
Thursdays from 6-7:30pm

How to play Pickleball? Here's a video.

 


Fitness

Core and Upper Body - for Men!

By focusing on the deep core muscles, you gain the strength and stability needed to support and protect your body during physical activities. Proper training of the core provides better posture and balance, while supporting our joints and spine.This class is about having fun while working hard!  It starts with a 12 minute warm up with high intensity intervals (HIIT) followed by balance and strength exercises for arms and shoulders. You’ll do squats, push-ups, planks, side planks and much more. The hour ends with a thorough stretch, and time for mindful relaxation.  Mats, gliders, therabands, small balls and music are provided.

Instructor:  Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Thursdays
May 17 - June 21
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Manor Park Public School (small gym)

 

Party HEARTy  

Aerobic, toning, stretching and core exercises - especially combined for adults! Latin music sets the 'party' atmosphere making each class exciting and fun while working all major muscle groups and joints.

Instructor:  Michael Markov 

Wednesdays
September 26 to November 14, 2018
November 21 to January 16, 2019, except December 26
12:30 - 1:00 pm
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
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Fridays
September 21 to November 9, 2018
November 16 to January 11, 2019, except December 28
12:30 - 1:00pm
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session

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Stay Strong and Stable 

This class for adults is strength and stability training in a fun atmosphere. A great introduction to exercises that strengthen the legs and work on balance. This training can add years of independent living while in good health, and the opportunity to manage chronic conditions. Participants will learn how to stay safe by preventing falls.  

Instructor: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Thursdays

May 17 - June 28  $35
10:30 -  11:30 am 
Manor Park Public School
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NEW! Latin Dance - line dance steps made easy! 
Learn salsa, merengue, samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, jive and tango. Each element and step is taught separately with attention to individual needs. Routines are put together allowing the students to show off their skills on any dance floor.  Fantastic workout for mind and body -- while having loads of fun. This class assumes no previous dance experience. No partner is required. Perfect companion class to 'Party HEARTy'.

Instructor:  Michael Markov 

Thursdays

March 22 – May 31,  Try it Free on March 22   $50
12:00 – 1:00pm
Manor Park Community Centre
 


Art Programs

Watercolour Painting

Find your wings in watercolour painting!  A course to inspire confidence in creativity and understand the intricacies of watercolour.  Special focus on compositional elements and techniques in the medium.  Individual style is encouraged and plenty of one-on-one instruction.  Specific lessons will be discussed in the first session.  All levels welcome. 
 
Supply list:
# 10 or #12 size soft bulb brush for watercolour
Medium sized white palette
Water jar
Watercolour paper (3 sheets 22 x 28) or 16 x 20 watercolour block of paper
Watercolour paints – colours (suggested only): Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson,
Scarlet lake, Viridian, Utramarine Blue and Pthalo Blue.
 
Instructor: Laurie Hemmings, OWS 
Laurie has painted in watercolour for the last 35 years and has taught art to the local Ottawa community for 30 years.  Winner of president’s, Jurors’ and Public Choice awards at juried exhibits with the Ottawa watercolour Society and Arteast, Laurie was also represented by Galerie d’Art Nicholas Art Gallery from 1982 to 1997.  Now representing herself, Laurie enjoys painting rural landscape and animal subject matter. Her next project will be a study of canines that she hopes to launch in her next solo show in the 2018, the Year of the Dog. 
  
Saturdays

April 14 to June 9 (no class on May 19th)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Manor Park Community Centre
100 Thornwood Road

September  to  November
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mini-Design Workshop for Artists

Are you having trouble planning your composition, whether you draw or paint?  This workshop is geared towards helping you plan a strong piece of work by understanding the essential elements of design.

Supply list:

Sketching pad
HB pencil
White eraser

 

Drawing from Both Sides of the Brain

Learn essential drawing skills both formally and informally.  This course will address various drawing techniques, perspective, as well as enhancing light and shadow.  Various exercises will be presented to improve drawing skills.  All levels welcome.  Classes takes place at: Manor Park Community Centre.

Supply list:
Sketch pad (minimum size 9” x 12”)
HB Pencil
2B pencil
White eraser  
 
Instructor: Lindsay Watson
Lindsay puts her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa to good use as an instructor for the City of Ottawa and The Ottawa School of Art. As well as making and exhibiting mixed-media oil paintings in several venues in the region, she is the art instructor for the Before and After School program in Manor Park delivering projects to over 150 children weekly.
 
Wednesdays

TBD
 


Workshops

Mini-Design Workshop for Artists

Are you having trouble planning your composition, whether you draw or paint?  This workshop is geared towards helping you plan a strong piece of work by understanding the essential elements of design.

Supply list:

Sketching pad
HB pencil
White eraser

Wednesdays
Fall 2018 Dates TBD
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Manor Park Community Centre
100 Thornwood Road

 

 

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