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Teens and Adults

Community League

To get an adult-only community sports league launched, we are offering up this challenge: Manor Park, let’s get one person from every street in Manor Park to join this new sports program!

The Community Sports League is play for adults. It promises friendly competition in a variety of sports done on a weekly basis. A time to get out and be active – and meet your neighbours too!

Team registrations are welcomed. Individuals will be matched with a team. Equipment provided. Sports vary seasonally.  During May and June, Community League sports take place outdoors adjacent to the Manor Park Community Centre.  During the fall and winter, Community League sports take place indoors. 

October  to November 

Sept to Dec
Jan to Mar


One fitness pass gets you into any of our adult fitness classes!

Pick and choose classes to match your schedule. Bring a friend and share your pass. Try something new. Please note that not all classes will be available at all times as classes and instructors may change seasonally.

Please note that lost passes cannot be replaced. Passes will not be redeemed for cash or credit. Passes will be mailed to the address provided in the registration. All classes are co-ed except where stated.

10-visit fitness pass
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5-visit fitness pass
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Core & Upper Body Class (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.  Class takes place in Manor Park Public School (small gym).
Instructor:  Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer
March 21 to May 30
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Totally Toned

This program is all about functional fitness -- exercises that simultaneously use multiple muscles and joints to improve your muscular endurance, overall strength, coordination, balance, posture and agility.  A 20-minute dynamic cardiovascular warm-up consists of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Through the burst of high intensity, the fast twitch muscle fibers that might have been dormant since adolescence are re-activated. These maximum bursts boost weight loss, promote human growth hormone (HGH) production, get endorphins showering your system. You’ll do 3 - 6 sets 30 second bursts, each followed by a slow to moderate paced recovery for 90 seconds. The class continues with a fusion of Pilates, yoga postures, strength, and balance exercises   Balls, gliders and toning bands build your muscular and core strength as well as improving balance and posture. Each class finishes with an extended stretch and deep relaxation for the tranquility of the soul.  Classes takes place in Manor Park Public School (small gym).
Instructor: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Ongoing to May 31 (excluding March 15)
7:00-8:00 pm


Zumba is a unique dance program set to upbeat Latin music, providing a great aerobic workout. The choreography is lively and easy to follow. It is the ideal way to stay motivated while achieving your fitness goals. Classes takes place in Manor Park Public School (small gym).
Instructor:  Fil Caballes

Ongoing to May 29 (excluding April 7 and May 22)
7:00-8:00 pm

Stay Strong and Stable

This class for older 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.  Classes takes place at: Manor Park Community Centre.
Instructor: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Cards will be available from the instructor for $15 for 5 classes. 

Ongoing to June 22

Party HEARTy    

Combination aerobics for seniors - includes a fun filled class of aerobics dancing, toning and core exercises, as well as stretching, all done to Latin music, making each class fun and exciting, and keeping the party atmosphere while working all major muscle groups and joints. Classes takes place at Manor Park Community Centre.
Instructor:  Michael Markov 

Cards will be available from the instructor for $15 for 5 classes. 
Ongoing – June 20
10:30 – 11:30 am

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. Classes takes place at: Manor Park Community Centre.
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. 
January to March 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 22 to June 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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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.

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.
January  to March 
12:30 – 2:00 pm

March 22 to April 26
12:30 – 2:00 pm
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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:
office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776
community centre: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753