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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. 

No sports are being offered at this time.

 


Fitness

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
Register online

Power Core (has replaced Totally Toned)

This class is a great fit for anyone who is looking to increase their functional strength or athletic performance. You'll get a full body work out with a mix of high OR low impact cardio exercises, upper body resistance work, leg work and LOTS of core. For every combo of exercises we will include 2-3 exercises for our core strength. With a focus on proper form, excellent alignment, good posture, and modifications when needed, you will get a maximum return for your effort. The class will end with a 10-15 minute, yoga inspired stretch. Please bring a mat and a set of light weights (2-5lbs).
Instructor: Tonya Marr-Credico, CanFitPro Personal Trainer Specialist
 

Tuesdays
September 12 - December 12 (Free for September- come try it out)
7:00-8:00 pm
Manor Park Public School (small gym)

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
September 14 - December 14
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 

Cards will be available from the instructor for $15 for 5 classes. 
 
Wednesdays
September 20  -  December 13 
10:30 – 11:15 am
Manor Park Public School (small gym)

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

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

Thursdays
September 14  -  December 14 (Free for September- come try it out)
10:30-11:15am
Manor Park Public School (small gym)

 


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
September 16 - November 11
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Manor Park Public School 
Register online

January to March 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

April to June 
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Supplies:
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

Babysitting 

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.  This workshop is for 10-14 years old. 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.)
Instructor: Christine Poirier

Friday, November 24, 2017(It's a PA Day!)
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Manor Park Public School
100 Braemar St.
$80

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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