Teens and Adults

 


Adult Fitness
Adult Art
Adult Special Interest
Home Buyers & Real Estate Series
Manor Park Strings
Adult Workshops
Manor Park Talks


Adult Fitness

New – Yoga in the Park!

Experience relaxation in our new Yoga in the Park. Led by local Yoga Instructor Nathalie Gagnon, this all levels class will explore movement and mindfulness in Beautiful Anthony Vincent Park. We will focus on stretching, breath work and explore the deep connection between the mind and body.  You will feel more centred, grounded and connected. Beginners welcome!
Don’t worry about the weather! Classes will move into the Manor Park Community Centre if the weather does not cooperate!
Tuesday Evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 14 – June 18.
6 – week session $60
Drop in $12
Register Online

New – Manor Park Tennis Social

The Manor Park Tennis Social is a mixed doubles mini tennis tournament. Games will be kept quick, light hearted and with a focus on fun! Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate! All money raised goes to support the Manor Park Opportunity Fund. The Opportunity Fund has been used to put kids into our Springs Sports programs with an eye to putting more kids into our summer camp programs in July and August!
Fun for the Whole Family!
Smaller tennis nets, progressive tennis balls and kids racquets will be set up and available beside the Tennis courts so that participants may bring their families.

The Tennis
-Players can sign up as a team or as individuals.
-Space for 8 doubles teams. Each team will get to play 3 games of 15 minutes in length.
-Sets will be played as a best of 3 games, or 15 minutes of playing time. Whichever comes first.
-Teams finishing before the allotted 15 minutes can continue to play for fun. If there is no winner after 15 minutes, then the team with the most points wins! Ties are ok!
-Standard tennis scoring is used (15,30, 40…), however no ads scoring is in effect. Meaning if a game is tied 40-40 then next point wins the set!

The Potluck
-Tables will be set up along the side of the tennis courts. Participants are asked to bring potluck style dishes to share. Music and lemonade will be on hand!
-Communal BBQ’s will be on hand for anyone wanting to take advantage!
-Plates and cutlery provided. Please bring a serving utensil and ingredients list along with your dish. No nuts please. 

June 1st, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Free – Players are asked to make a donation to the Opportunity Fund.
Register Online

Morning Bootcamp Workout (For Women)

The class focuses on high intensity intervals that offer a mix of cardio, core and weight exercises. Class formats are mixed up to keep you on your toes and to help everyone stay motivated towards their fitness goals. Intervals are time based to allow you to go at your pace, and all exercises offer adaptations so that everyone can feel comfortable. All levels are welcome to participate.

Instructor: Cheryl Moreau, Canfitpro certified personal trainer 

Tuesdays
Lower Hall - Church of St Columba 
6:15 - 7:00 a.m.
$100 - 10 week session
$12 Drop In 
Register Online

Thursdays 
Lower Hall - Church of St Columba
6:15 - 7:00 a.m.
$100 - 10 week session
$12 Drop In
Register Online

Saturdays
Lower Hall - Church of St Columba
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
$100 - 10 week session
$12 Drop In

Register Online

Looking for that extra challenge? Take advantage of discounted rates if you sign up for 2 or more morning classes. Simply add the classes into your cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.

10-week session rates:

1 class / week - $100

2 classes / week - $170

3 classes / week - $210

Core and Full Body Workout (For Men)

Whether you are just starting out on your fitness journey, or you are looking to build on past progress -- this class has something for everyone! Instructor Louise Hannant's personalized approach to group fitness will have everyone hitting their fitness goals.

Classes start with a 15 minute warm-up with high intensity intervals (HIIT), followed by balance and strength exercises for the whole body. You'll do squats, push-ups, planks, side planks and much more. The hour ends with a thorough stretch and time for mindful relaxation.

By focusing on the deep core muscles, you gain the strength and stability needed to support and protect your body during physical activity. Proper training of the core provides better posture and balance while supporting our joints and spine. 

Mats, gliders, therabands, small balls, stability balls, and music provided.

Instructor: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer              

Wednesdays
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Manor Park Public School Small Gym
$75 per 8-class session
$12 Drop-In
Register online

Yin Yoga

Ring in the New Year with the MPCC through a blend of yoga, meditation and essential oils. Yin yoga is the practice of stillness. Instructor Nathalie Gagnon will guide participants through a series of poses that are gently held for 3-5 minutes, allowing you to let go and connect to your body. As you stretch and reflect calming essential oils will be diffused to further allow for the ability to feel yourself present and steady.

This class is open to all skill levels. 

Instructor: Nathalie Gagnon

Mondays
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
​$12 Drop-In
Register online

Heart Wise Programs

Programs displaying this Heart Wise symbol are accredited by the uOttawa Heart Institute.  At Heart Wise programs, participants are assured that the programs meet strict criteria, provide excellent exercise for the heart, are safe to do, promote longevity -- and contribute to an active (and healthy) lifestyle.

Party HEARTy 

The most fun you can have while getting your heart rate up! A program of dance aerobics to upbeat Latin music makes every class a party.
Dance elements from cha-cha, rhumba, tango -- but participants don't need to know how to dance! No partners needed.  No experience needed.  It's easy! Shouldn't everyone dance in the afternoon?

Instructor:  Michael Markov 

Wednesdays
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
​$12 Drop-In
Register online

Fridays
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
​$12 Drop-In
Register online

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.  

Instructors: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer
                   Nina LePage, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Tuesdays 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Manor Park Community Centre
$50 per 8-week session
$7 Drop-In
Register online.

Thursdays
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Manor Park Community Centre
$50 per 8-class session
$7 Drop-In
Register online


Adult Art

MPCC Art Sale
June 2019 - Submissions NOW OPEN

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) endeavours to provide opportunities for members of the community and beyond to develop their minds, bodies, and community spirit.

Have your art seen in the community and sold to a loving home!

This summer, the Manor Park Community Council will be choosing and displaying a selection of local art in the front entrance of 100 Thornwood Road. All pieces on display will be for sale to the public.

From June 1 to August 1, 2019, local artists are encouraged to submit high quality .JPG or .PNG image files of their artwork to ssears@manorpark.ca to be considered for display and sale in the Manor Park Community Centre.

Artist’s submitting images of their work should also include: their name, brief biography and artist’s statement (200 words), full contact information, title, year, medium, exact size of art work - including frame, and price.

Only submissions which include the above information will be considered.

Artwork will be sold through MPCC’s online payment system (Amilia) and 20% of the selling price will be taken by MPCC as a commission.

Acceptable submission mediums are, but not limited to:
• Photography
• Painting – acrylic, watercolour, oil, etc.
• Mixed Media
• Textile
• Sculpture

Unsold artwork will be returned to artist after a period of approximately 6 months. Artwork that has been sold will be available to the buyer for pick-up at the end of the 6 month term that work will be on display.

All ages, skill levels and levels of profession are welcome to submit their work for consideration.

Only those with work selected for display will be contacted.

Selection will take place throughout the summer and pieces will be hung in the foyer in September 2019.

Watercolour Painting - with Laurie Hemmings

Laurie's classes have gathered a large and loyal following of artists -- and are known to sell-out! Join them and learn from a master. Classes  are on Saturday mornings in the newly renovated Manor Park Community Centre. Individual style is encouraged with lots of one-on-one instruction. Specific lessons will be discussed in the first session. All skill levels welcome. Supplies not included. 

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. 

January - March, 2019
April - June, 2019

Saturdays
September 21 - November 16, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register online

Acrylic Painting - with Lindsay Watson

Get the most out of your acrylics! Learn the fundamentals of colour mixing, composition, and paint application while exploring traditional and non-traditional subject matter, such as landscapes, portraits, and abstraction. All skill levels welcome.

Wednesdays
October 2 - November 20, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Register online

Artist's Pocket Course: Drawing Fundamentals - with Lindsay Watson

Put drawing in your pocket! Learn tricks to draw accurately and expressively, including sketching, shading and rendering. All skill levels welcome.

Mondays
September 30 - October 29, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Register online

Artist's Pocket Course: Figure Drawing - with Lindsay Watson

Put figure drawing in your pocket! Explore the skills needed for accurate and expressive figure drawing, including proportions and gesture drawings. Live models will be used for two sessions. All skill levels welcome.

Mondays
November 11 - December 2, 2019
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Register online

Mommy & Me Art - with Lindsay Watson, BFA

At home with your little one? Want to learn a new skill while introducing your budding artist to their creative side? Join us in the exploration of painting, drawing and sculpture!  All materials provided. All materials are non-toxic and child safe.
All ages of babies and toddlers are welcome. Lindsay will make the appropriate accommodations for all ages.

April - May 2019

Intro to Acrylics – Part Two - with Lindsay Watson, BFA

This class is a continuation from the prior 8 weeks - but not to worry if you didn’t attend. All are welcome in this introductory session. There are no prerequisites.

Get the most out of your acrylics! Learn the fundamentals of colour mixing, composition, and paint application while exploring traditional and non-traditional subject matter, such as landscapes, portraits, and abstraction.  All skill levels welcome. Supplies not included.

April - May 2019

Calligraphy & Handlettering - with Laurie Hemmings

Learn the skills needed to create beautiful calligraphy and handlettering. Calligraphy and handlettering are trendy and fun ways to add that personal touch you've been looking for to cards, gift tags, place cards and more! Spice up your instagram or personalized thank you cards with beautiful handwritten quotes and affirmations. A fun and timeless skill to learn at any age.

A 4 week course for anyone wanting to learn the basics and hone their skills. All skill levels welcome!

March - April 2019

Intro to Acrylics - Part One - with Lindsay Watson,BFA

Get the most out of your acrylics! Learn the fundamentals of colour mixing, composition, and paint application while exploring traditional and non-traditional subject matter, such as landscapes, portraits, and abstraction.  All skill levels welcome.

Janurary - March 2019

Artist’s Pocket Course: Pastels - with Lindsay Watson, BFA

Pastels, the most underrated of all art supplies. Put pastels in your pocket! Learn how to render, shade and blend your chalk pastels while exploring different drawing subjects, such as landscape and still-life.

February - March 2019

Artist’s Pocket Course: Portraiture - with Lindsay Watson, BFA

Put portraits in your pocket! Explore the skills needed for accurate and expressive portraiture, including   facial proportions, shading, and front, 3 /4, and profile views.

January - February 2019


Special Interests

KAIROS Blanket Exersice

The Indigenous rights history we've never been taught.

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise program is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

How it works:

The Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy.

Full details can be found at: https://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-rights/blanket-exercise

Outdoors, weather permitting.
All welcome.
Recommended 12 years of age and up.

Wednesday
June 26, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm

Registration opens June 1 2019

$15 per ticket - Buy your ticket here
$25 when you purcahse two tickets together - Buy your tickets here
 

Sew Amazing Sundays

This group of sewists will meet every other Sunday at the Manor Park Community Center to work on, and assist each other with, various projects and skills.

Need somewhere to sew with likeminded individuals? Need some assistance with a difficult pattern? Join the group and share your love of fabric hoarding, project starting and the immense gratification that finishing the perfect project brings!

Every other Sunday
October 28 to June, 2019
1:00 – 4:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$5 per open-sew session
Register Online

The Manor Park Knitting Circle

Have a project you're working on? Need help getting something started or learning a new stitch? Say 'hello' to Manor Park's new Knitting Circle.

Join Marianne van derJagt & Christine Bloch for a weekly social knitting club. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Light refreshments from local businesses will be provided for your enjoyment.

Attending is free! But a small weekly donation to The Opportunity Fund is welcomed.

October 2018 - April 2019
October 2019 - April 2020

Log Cabin Market Tote Bag: a Workshop

Join experienced teacher and sewist, Ingrid Fish, as she walks you through the proper steps to creating this timeless tote bag with built in 'log cabin' design.

The 'log cabin' is a classic pattern that every sewist should learn! Sewists will walk away with a sturdy tote bag, perfect for carrying your groceries or all of life’s bits and pieces.

Workshop is 2 sessions, bi-weekly. Supplies not included. Sewing machine required.

February 2019


Home Buyers and Real Estate Series

In partnership with Natalie Belovic

Do you stay or do you go? Considering Downsizing.
March 6 2019
Explore different scenarios related to the decision to move. What does downsizing really look like from a physical and financial perspective? What kinds of supports exist for those wishing to age at home? Should you consider a reverse mortgage to create cash flow?

Love It or List It: renovate or move?
March 20 2019
 
This session will explore the pros and cons of undertaking major and minor renovations of your home. A panel of experts will discuss design, costing, time frames, the inconveniences of renovating, and of course, return on investment. Even if you are thinking of selling, upgrading your property prior to putting it on the market puts more money into your pocket -- and results in a quicker, easier sale. 

Buying 101
March 27 2019

If you are thinking about buying your first home, these two interactive hours will be well worth your investment. Learn the role of the Realtor and how they should benefit you, get a sense of the Ottawa market as a whole and what you can expect in different communities.
 
Investment Real Estate
April 10, 2019

Thinking of adding real estate to your investment portfolio? Learn the different types of real estate available for you to buy -- and the pros and cons of each style of property.


Manor Park Strings

Manor Park Strings will be hosting their very first Spring Concert!
Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann, Thriller and much more!

This multigenerational community chamber orchestra began in the fall of 2018 for the enjoyment of music, improving musical skills and fun.
Musical Director: Brigitte Amyot

St. David and St. Martin Presbyterian Church, 444 St. Laurent Blvd.
Saturday 
June 15, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 PM
Free admission
Donations welcome

Manor Park's chamber orchestra is looking for people who play violin, viola, cello and bass. United by their enjoyment of learning and playing a classical repertoire, this group meets bi-weekly at the Manor Park Community Centre for guided rehearsals. Brigitte Amyot (Masters in Chamber Music, University of Ottawa), who directs the group, guides with years of expertise. 

New players are always welcomed. Approximately Grade 5 Royal Conservatory of Music or Suzuki Book 4 levels are recommended.

The musicians meet every second Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00pm, starting September 16th, 2018. Interested musician should contact us.


Adult Workshops

Gluten Free Baking Workshop

Join experienced and knowledgeable local bakers, Nina LaPage and Marianne van derJagt this January for a new Gluten Free Baking Workshop. Learnjoy of gluten-free baking and the varieties of flours involved in making perfectly delicious baked goods (every time!). No more grit or sawdust textures. Learn to bake fresh, quick and yeasted breads for yourself or those who are gluten intolerant in your life. Delicious samples included.

Leave with knowledge, recipes, ideas and small baked goods to share at home! Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Manor Park Community Centre.

Quick & Yeasted Breads
January 24 2019

Sweet & Savoury Tarts & Pies
March 21 2019

Seed Crackers & Healthy Snacks
May 23, 2019

Warm Hearts Lunch Club

Fill your tummy and the food bank! Chef Deb Abbott, known in the Ottawa community for her generous heart and delicious food, will be leading some tantalizing workshops this winter at Manor Park.

Participants will learn how to and help prepare a delicious meal, then sit down with their fellow participants to enjoy a beautiful lunch! Participants will leave knowing that they’ve also helped their
community because a second portion of the meal will be donated to the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Center’s Food Bank or High Jinx, a social enterprise.

All ages and skill levels welcome. The Warm Hearts Lunch Club meets on Tuesdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm, at the Manor Park Community Centre.  $30 per workshop.

Warm Moroccan Dish with Winter Citrus Salad
January 15, 2019

Open Your Heart to High Jinx - Coq Au Vin & Decadent Chocolate Fudge
February 12, 2019

Hearty Winter Stew with Nappa Cabbage Salad
February 26, 2019

Lemon Parmasan Chicken Picatta with Warm Quinoa Salad
March 19, 2019

Dairy Free Salmon Chowder with Big Batch Dinner Rolls
April 2, 2019

Guest Chef, Deb Abbot
Love People. Cook them tasty food.

"A little about me! My name is Deb (Deborah) Abbott and I love to cook, but especially I love to cook with the local ingredients that are available to us in the Ottawa area.  I’ve been cooking since I was 5 with my English grandmother.  Each week she would take me to shop for our family’s food – usually to the Parkdale Market for our vegetables and fruit, or to a neighbourhood farmer. Our meat came from the local butcher in Westboro who sourced his meats from local farmers and our other staples came from the IGA store in Westboro. We would bring everything home in our little buggy. Every fall we would put root vegetables such as carrots, turnips, beets, potatoes into our root cellar and we would pickle beets, cucumbers, preserve fruits, make jams and get ready for a long winter.   

Over the years I’ve taken some hands on cooking classes here and there; and I’ve also taken food safety classes to make sure I don’t harm anyone when I’m making my preserves.  I also have my Food Handling Certificate. We love to entertain and I love to feed people - nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing good food with friends and neighbours.  I’m also proud to say that some of my recipes have won awards in local cooking competitions; and I’ve been featured on several occasions in the National Post Gastropost weekly section.  I often visit our local producers' farms, orchards and gardens to learn more about how our food is harvested and raised. Many of these producers are now my friends; we share a common bond of our love of food.  I am inspired to create and prepare meals by the four seasons we experience in Eastern Ontario. I am also most proud to say that I was featured in Edible Ottawa Magazine."

Easter Bunny Cake Topper Workshop

Learn how to make this EDIBLE, plush-like Easter bunny!!! In this 1.5 hour workshop, you will learn how to make this bunny by following a simple step-by-step process. The techniques learned will be transferable to many other cake toppers, so be prepared to go on to impress your friends and family with your cake topping skills. This bunny is the perfect addition to a birthday or celebration cake - or as a centre piece for your Easter table.

If you don’t want to eat him, carefully stored, he will last for years to come!

This course is designed for all levels. No experience necessary, even the newest of beginners will go home with a professional looking bunny topper.
All supplies included.

Instructor, Sophie Bifield
Sophie is an internationally recognized cake designer, who discovered the sweet art of cake design when the search for her own wedding cake ended in disappointment. Sophie has been designing and delivering cakes around the globe since 2010 and has since been featured in various high-profile blogs and magazines. Trained by some of the most prestigious cake designers in the country, Sophie brings a combination of education, natural artistic talent and a meticulous eye for detail and colour to every cake she creates. Inspired by the endless possibilities of the edible arts, Sophie works with her clients to bring their visions to cake to life. While Sophie now only takes on a select number of custom cakes each year, she continues to teach her creations both online and in person.

April 2019


Make & Take Workshops

Essential Oils:  Superwoman Blend and Claming Lavender Bath Salts

Essential oils workshops are lead by Nathalie Gagnon, Speech Language Pathologist and yoga teacher with 20 years of experience in the area of wellness, mindfulness and work life balance.
Join us for a hands-on workshop creating two special aromatherapy products. The Superwoman blend will celebrate your unique beautiful self. We will also make a spa lavender bath salt blend. You will leave with one essential oil-filled rollerball and a personal-sized package of calming lavender bath salts. Supplies included.
May 2019

Essential Oils: Cold & Flu and Cheerful Sunshine Blend

Join us for a hands-on workshop making two essential oil roller ball recipes. We will make a Cold & Flu supportive blend and a Cheerful Sunshine blend. You will leave with two essential oil rollerballs to promote wellness and healing. Supplies included.
January 14, 2019

Flower Nite at Manor Park

A new kind of night out! Learn how to create a beautiful, fresh and modern floral arrangement! Local floral artists -- Flower Nite -- will teach you to built the perfect arrangement to give as a gift or for the perfect table centerpiece. Bring your friends and try something new. Leave with your very own beautiful and colourful arrangement. Supplies included.
February 12, 2019

Terrarium Workshop

Join us for our first Terrarium Workshop! Leave with your very own, living, breathing terrarium -- and the knowledge to care for it. Supplies included.
March 2019

Kokedama Workshop

A Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered with beautiful, soft, moss, on which a living, ornamental plant grows. The method originates in Japan. Leave this workshop with your very own, living, breathing kokedama -- and the knowledge to care for it. 
May 2019


Manor Park Talks

Manor Park residents share their expertise and experiences in a new speaker series.  Each talk will take place in the renovated Manor Park Community Centre.

Talks are one hour in length and generally include a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free -- but a donation to The Opportunity Fund is welcomed.  Space is limited.  Please register online to attend.

Residents who have a topic they wish to speak about -- or a field that they are experts in -- are invited to let us know.  If there is a topic of interest that should be presented to the community, please get in touch!

Information and opinions expressed by speakers at Manor Park Talks or at workshops are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Manor Park Community Council. 

How to Raise Your Game on Public Speaking

with Asokan Thurairajah

Asokan has been a public speaker since childhood - participating in speech competitions, being part of debating clubs, being involved in social committees, etc. A Toastmaster for over 13 years, Asokan has mentored many adults with their public speaking development journey. Through Toastmasters and self development techniques, he has developed a system that supports rapid growth of an individual's public speaking talent.

This talk will help listeners to identify roadblocks in their public speaking and help them to find tools and strategies to overcome them.
November 13, 2018

Mulling wine for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching! There is a crispness in the air! Join Genevieve & Jodi to learn about mulling warm and flavourful wines for the holidays. Find out which wines to pair with traditional holiday meals -- and the best wines for gifting, entertaining and mulling! Genevieve discusses pairing, and Jodi will walk listeners through the proper process in which to mull a rich and flavourful holiday wine, using an array of spices sourced from her own small business, Cardamom and Cloves. An evening of delectable scents and flavours.

Presenters:
Genevieve Brisson is a Sommelier at Soif Bar au Vin in Gatineau, Quebec.  Jodi Samis is owner of Cardamon & Cloves (cardamomandcloves.ca or on Instagram: @cardamom_and_cloves).
December 11, 2018

Reducing Inflammation for Lifelong Health and Vitality

with Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Give yourself an inspiring start to the new year! Louise Hannant is a fitness and wellness professional. She will share her knowledge about controlling inflammation for lifelong health and the evidence that inflammation contributes to degerative diseases.

Could inflammation be causing your achy joints or swollen feet? Is it wreaking havoc on your internal organs? Learn behavioural tweaks that can help you reduce your risk for inlammation.
January 8, 2019

A Whole Approach to Weight Loss

with Heather Scott, Lap Band Coach

This new year, join Heather Scott as she discusses the “3 pillars of weight loss” - thought process, habits and nutrition, in an interactive discussion.

Heather has her own “Step By Step Weight Loss Program” which seeks to assist those who need help with their weight loss approach, leading them to a healthier more active life.
 
“I lost all of my extra weight (about 75 pounds!) and have kept it off! After being heavy since a child, I chose to have the lap band surgery after having kids. I soon found out though after reaching a weight loss plateau, that going through weight loss surgery is not a magic wand. I self discovered through research and trial & error what is needed to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. Through this I’ve created unique methodology for weight loss that has helped many individuals.”
 
Heather holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, specialising in medical devices and is well versed in different weight loss surgeries, mainstream weight loss programs and new research on weight loss and weight gain.
January 15, 2019

Ways of Looking at Art: A presentation by Gary Goodacre, Chief of Education and Public Programs at the National Gallery of Canada

Think you need to be an expert to understand art?  You are better at interpreting art then you might think!  Join us for a fun and interactive session where you will learn about different masterpieces in your national collection, and the different ways to look at diverse types of art.
April 9, 2019

Self Regulation, Calming Techniques & Essential Oils for Children

with Nathalie Gagnon

Parents, educators and health care professionals are increasingly interested in strategies to promote self-regulation in children. Speech pathologist, Nathalie Gagnon, will review the 'Zones of Regulation', breathing techniques and strategies used by professionals in her field.
April 30, 2019

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Healing & Wellness

with Nathalie Gagnon

Essential oils are reputed to enhance wellness. Local yoga instructor and wellness facilitator, Nathalie Gagnon, will share information regarding the use of essential oils to enhance wellness. She will explore the benefits of 10 different essential oils, where they come from, practical application, use and highlight how these oils can benefit your health and well-being. 

POSTPONED

Gauguin: Portraits, a presentation by Gary Goodacre, Chief of Education and Public Programs at the National Gallery of Canada

This discussion will focus on and compliment the coming Gauguin exhibit which will be on display at the National Gallery of Canada.
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism.

June 4, 2019

Crime Prevention: Creating Balance Between Social Interventions & Enforcement

with Melanie Bania

Director of Youth Justice Services at the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa, Melanie Bania, will share her expertise in crime prevention and community development.  She will also share her experience in what support youth and families need to have positive life experiences and outcomes -- at all ages.

Tuesday
June 11, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 PM
Dontations welcome
Register online to attend

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