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 for members of the community to be able to participate without having to spend a lot of money. We see events as sharing fun with your community, neighbours and friends. Community events are made possible by MPCC employees, volunteers, local organizations and businesses. 


Art Sale

Display and sale:  beginning September 2019
Application from artists:  beginning June 2019

Art created by local artists -- and we have alot of talent around Manor Park -- will be proudly displayed in the entrance of the Manor Park Community Centre.  Great viewing for residents and visitors, but bet of all, pieces will be available for purchase!

Artists wishing to have their pieces considered must apply, including: 

  • 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)
  • price, and
  • high quality .jpg or .png images file

Suggested mediums include:  photography, painting, mixed media, textile and sculpture.

Artwork sale transactions will be through the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) online system 'Amilia', and 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.  Artwork that has been sold will be available to the buyer for pick-up no later than the end of the 6 month-term that works will be on display.  

Amateurs and professionals are welcome to submittheir work for consideratiobn.  Only those whose work is selected for display will be contacted.


Save the date:

Pints in the Park

Saturday, July 27 2019
West lawn
Manor Park Community Centre
3-7pm

Our first adult-oriented community event!  An afternoon of craft beer, food, and music.  (Of course, we are always family-friendly!)

The lineup of vendors will soon be revealed -- but our anchor is Dominion City Brewing Company

We are looking for sponsors to help put the whole package together.  Proceeds from this community event -- besides friendship, laughs, and good times -- will help provide recreation in our community for those in need through The Opportunity Fund.  Sponsors will help to send kids to camp and adults / seniors to fitness and art classes.  Intrigued?  Please get in touch.



Clothing Swap

Children's Clothing (including snowsuits and boots):  October 2019
Women's and Men's Clothing:  March 2020

Fun, cost-effective and eco-friendly!  The best way to clean out your closet or find the perfect new piece to complement your wardrobe.

Clothing items to swap -- clean and bagged, please -- should be delivered to the Manor Park Community Centre on the dates and times advertised.  All types of items are accepted:  women's and men's designer, children's clothing, outerwear, shoes, purses, jewelry and accessories.  No undergarments, swim suits, please.

Clothing donors receive a voucher entitling them to participate in the Clothing Swap to select from the 'new' clothing items available.  Any remaining or unclaimed items will be donated to a shelter or charity.


Rock the Block

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sport fields next to the Manor Park Community Centre
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 WorksMeatings BarbequeGolden Crust Pizzeria and Mia's Indian Cuisine offer food for sale. The MPCC will be serving corn-on-the-cob! 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! New this year will be the Beechwood Mini-Market!  The MPCC organizes sports and games, and glitter tattoos.  Local businesses like Edward Jones and Celadon Spa add their own special touch.  And did we mention the outdoor movie? Complete with popcorn and cotton candy!  

Pie Baking Contest

Pie lovers salute the 6th Annual Pie Baking Champion: Tate Thiessen!  This novice baker's pie won over the judges. Here is his winning Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe.

Could the 2019 Pie Baking Champion be you? 


Skating Party

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Manor Park Outdoor Rinks
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winter Classic hockey, food, drinks, chili cook-off, skating party!

The rinks come alive with hockey games and pleasure skating during the Skating Party.  On the first Saturday in February, the party opens with our 'Manor Park Winter Classic' hockey game between local teams. Following the game, 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 the city mascot keeps spirits high. Twinkling lights and a light snowfall make the Skating Party the perfect family event!

Chef Tony Young, Clocktower Brew Pub is your 2019 Chili Camp! Try his winning recipe.


Ottawa Marathon

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!

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