Community Events

Community Events

Throughout the year, the Manor Park Community Council organizes a number of community events. Whenever possible, these events are designed for participants of all ages. We would like members of the community to be able to participate without having to spend a lot of money. We see events as having fun in your community with neighbours and friends. Community events are made possible by MPCC employees, volunteers, local organizations and businesses.

Sustainability Discussion
Skating Party & Chili Cook-Off
Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station
Pints in the Park
Rock The Block
Manor Park Art Sale
The Shoebox Project

Manor Park Sustainability Discussion

An afternoon of lively discussion on environment and community sustainability projects. With support from Manor Park Community Association and Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City. Be part of helping to create a sustainability plan for Manor Park.


Skating Party

Saturday, February 6 2021 (Date and activities are tentative and based on Covid conditions.)

Manor Park Outdoor Rinks
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Community Hockey Game - All are welcome to participate
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Skating Party

Winter Classic community hockey game, food, drinks, chili cook-off, music & skating!

Want to participate in the Community Hockey Game? RSVP @

The rinks come alive with hockey games and pleasure skating during our annual Skating Party. On the first Saturday in February, the party opens with our 'Manor Park Winter Classic' hockey games between local teams. Following the games, families take to the ice to build up an appetite for the Chili Cook-off entries and hot dogs. A bonfire keeps everyone toasty, while twinkling lights and a light snowfall make the Skating Party the perfect family event!

RSVP on our facebook event page!

Chef Donna of Ola Cucina is your 2020 Chili Champ! Watch for her winning recipe here!
Could you be the next Chili Champ?  What you need to know.

Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station

Birch Avenue north of Hemlock Road

Tamarack Race Weekend includes the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, which runs through Manor Park around the 33km marker.  Runners enter our community from the Rockcliffe Parkway and travel south along Birch Avenue.  Cheers greet the wheelchair athletes, elite runners, as well as those out for their personal best or to walk the distance.  Community volunteers -- almost 70 of us -- staff the 'Hydration Station' on Birch just north of Hemlock.  Keeping the runners hydrated is serious business!  Come and be inspired!

Pints in the Park


Beer. Food. Fun.

Presented by Natalie Belovic's Urban Ottawa and the Manor Park Community Council - Manor Park's newest community event is an adult-focused but family-friendly afternoon featuring cold brews served by craft breweries - plus local food, music and vendors. This totally inclusive event welcomes everyone from across city, and province.  The event - and community centre - are fully accessible.

Admission is free! But proceeds from the event, besides friendship, laughs, and good times, support The Opportunity Fund, which provides recreation opportunities for those in need.

in 2019, Dominion City Brewing Company and Broadhead Brewery were on hand to keep everyone hydrated. Along with food from Little Jo Berry's, The Merry Dairy & The Great Canadian Poutinerie. Guests shopped local goods from Grow Studios & Sunflower Soaps! Music provided by Winnie Julot & Patrick Rock!

Thank you Sponsors 2019: Perspective Renovations, Align Massage Therapy, Friends' Bingo, Accent Logos & Ottawa Skin Clinic. Thank you to all the volunteers who made Pints in the Park 2019 a great success.

Rock the Block


Sport fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre

Outdoor Movie: TBD
6:00 pm: Food. Music. Activities.
8:00 pm: Outdoor movie - including popcorn and cotton candy!

Our most popular community event! On the first Friday following Labour Day, Manor Park comes out for food, music, a pie-baking contest, displays, and an outdoor movie! Ottawa businesses like The Works, Golden Crust Pizzeria, Mia's Indian Cuisine and (new!) Bacanalle offer food for sale. The most popular dessert is a slice from the entries in the Pie Baking Contest. Local not-for-profit organizations provide displays and activities. Kub Kar racing is particularly popular! The MPCC organizes sports, games, glitter tattoos and face painting. Local businesses like Edward Jones add their own special touch. 

Pie Baking Contest - Pie lovers salute the 7th Annual Pie Baking Champions: Nathan and Aidan Finnie! More teen bakers take the prize. Here is their winning Banana Chocolate Cream Pie recipe.

Manor Park Art Sale

Now accepting applications for October 2021. Send your submissions to

Art created by local artists will be proudly displayed in the entrance of the Manor Park Community Centre. Great viewing for residents and visitors. All work available for purchase.

Artists wishing to have their pieces considered must apply.
To apply, submit via email, the following:

  • high quality .jpg or .png file of art work
  • artist's name
  • contact information
  • brief biography
  • artist's statement (200 words maximum)
  • title of the work
  • year
  • medium
  • exact size (including frame, if appliable) and
  • price

All mediums accepted for consideration (photography, painting, mixed media, textile, sculpture, etc...)
20% of the selling price will be taken by the MPCC as commission. Revenue generated will support recreation programs for residents in financial need through The Opportunity Fund.

Unsold artwork will be returned to the artist after a period of approximately 6 months.
Amateurs and professionals are welcome to submit their work for consideration. Only those whose work is selected for display will be contacted.


Women's and Men's Clothing Swap


Last year's swap was a massive success. Join us for the best, most cost effective and eco-friendly way to fill your closet with beautiful, new-to-you clothing items! 

Gather your gently used, clean and bagged clothing items and bring them to the Manor Park Community Centre to receive your entrance voucher to participate in the Clothing Swap. Drop off your items to receive your entrance voucher. The entrance voucher will allow you access to the swap between 11am - 1pm, where you can choose from all types of clothing items and accessories.

Clothing, coats, accessories, shoes, boats and bras are all accepted.  Please, no underwear.

Bring a tote bag to carry home all your new treasures.

Any unclaimed items will be donated to Youville Centre.

Children's Clothing Swap (including snowsuits and boots)

Halloween Costume Swap

All swaps take place in the Manor Park Community Centre. Items brought to swap must be clean and bagged. Swap items should be delivered to the community centre on weekdays from 9 am - 4 pm. 

Skate & Accessory Swap

Has your child outgrown their skates – again?! Looking for a new-to-you pair for yourself? Save money – and the planet – by bringing in your used hockey or ringette skates, figure skates, skate guards, skate bags, hockey sticks, ringette sticks, to be swapped for new-to-you equipment. Please no hockey or ringette pads, or other winter sport equipment.

Drop-off your items at the Manor Park Community Centre. Upon drop off you will receive a voucher to participate in the Skate & Accessory Swap. The voucher will grant you access to the swap, and allow you to select from items contributed.

Accepted items: hockey or ringette skates, figure skates, skate guards, skate bags, hockey sticks, ringette sticks.

The Shoebox Project

Thanks to all who participated in our first ever Shoebox Project shoebox drive!
In 2019, together we collected 56 boxes to send to women who are homeless or at-risk of homlessness, and will allow them to feel loved and cherished this holiday season.
For full details please visit:

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:
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