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Teens and Adults

Adult Sport
Adult Fitness
Adult Art
Adult Special Interest Groups
Adult Workshops
Manor Park Talks


Adult Sport

Pickleball

Want to play Pickleball?
Great paddle sport for adults, youth or kids!  Pickleball combines badminton, tennis and ping-pong for an easy-to-learn indoor or outdoor game.
Pickleball is most often played as doubles – with four players on a court.

Racquets and balls are available to borrow from the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)!  Visit the our office at the west entrance to the community centre – and exchange your keys for Pickleball equipment.

Come to the Manor Park tennis courts – or should we say outdoor Pickleball Courts! – to meet players on.
Tuesdays from 9-11am
Wednesdays from 1-3pm

Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.


Adult Fitness

Core and Upper-body for Men

Have fun while working hard! Start with a 15 minute warm-up with high intensity intervals (HIIT), followed by balance and strength exercises for arms and shoulders. Squats, push-up, and planks -- and more -- focus on deep core muscles to develop vital strenghth and support. Proper training of the core improves posture and balance while supporting joints and the spine.

Mats, gliders, therabands, small and stability balls provided.
Instructor: Louise Hannant, CanFitPro Certified Personal Trainer

Wednesdays
September 19 to November 5
November 14 to January 16, except December 26 and January 2
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Manor Park Public School (small gym)
$75 per 8-class session
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.
 

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
September 26 to November 14, 2018
November 21 to January 16, 2019, except December 26
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Fridays
September 21 to November 9, 2018
November 16 to January 18, 2019, except December 14 and 28
12:30 - 1:30pm
Manor Park Community Centre
$75 per 8-class session
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

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

Thursdays
September 20 to November 8
November 15 to January 10, except Decmeber 27
11:30am - 12:30pm
Manor Park Community Centre
$50 per 8-class session
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.


Adult Art

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. 
 
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.
  
Saturdays
September 22 to November 10, 2018
10:00am - noon
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Centre
$170
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Calligraphy & Handlettering with Laurie Hemmings

This spring learn the skills needed to make your own 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 afirmations. 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!

Required materials: Calligraphy pen set, including cartridges (available at Staples, De Serres, Wallacks, etc.) Note: suitable practice paper will be supplied in class!

Sundays
March 24 - April 14, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$90.00
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Intro to Acrylics 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.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson, BFA

Wednesdays (8 weeks)
January 23 – March 6, 2019
9:30am – 12:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$170.00
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Artist’s Pocket Course: Portraiture

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.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson, BFA

Mondays (4 weeks)
January 21 – February 11, 2019
12:30 – 2:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$85.00
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Artist’s Pocket Course: Pastels

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.

Instructor: Lindsay Watson, BFA

Mondays (4 weeks)
February 25 – March 25, 2019
12:30 – 2:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$85.00
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.
 


Adult Special Interest Groups

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 Club.

Join Marianne van der Jagt & 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 monetary donation is appreciated.

Thursdays
November 8 - December 20, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
Free (small weekly donation suggested)
Register online to attend
 

Sew Amazing Sundays

Starting October 28th, 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 they are working on.

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

Specialize workshops to come in 2019, lead by expert community businesses.

Every other Sunday
October 28 – December 9, 2018
1:00 – 3:00pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$5.00 per open-sew session

Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.
http://programs.manorpark.ca.

Manor Park Strings - Seeking new members

Calling all local string musicians! Manor Park Strings, Manor Park’s newly established string ensemble is looking for people of all ages who play violin, viola, cello and bass. United by their enjoyment of learning and playing a classical repertoire together, this group meets bi-weekly at the newly renovated Manor Park Community Center for guided rehearsals. Brigitte Amyot (Masters in Chamber Music, University of Ottawa), who presently directs the group, guides with years of expertise. 

New players, especially violins and violas, are welcomed. Approximately Grade 5 Royal Conservatory of Music or Suzuki Book 4 levels are recommended but not required.

The musicians meet every second Sunday evening at the Manor Park Community Centre (100 Thornwood Road) from 6:00 – 8:00pm, starting September 16th, 2018.

For more information or to join, please contact the Manor Park Community Council office at 613-741-4753.


Adult Workshops

Warm Hearts Lunch Club: A Bi-weekly Workshop

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, will sit down with their fellow participants to enjoy a beautiful lunch! Participants will leave knowing that they’ve also helped their
community, a second portion of the meal will be generously donated to the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Center’s Food Bank or High Jinx, a Social Enterprise.

All ages and skill levels welcome.

Warm Moroccan Dish with Winter Citrus Salad
Tuesday
January 15, 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$40.00

Hearty Winter Stew with Nappa Cabbage Salad
Tuesday
January 29, 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$40.00

Open Your Heart to High Jinx - Coq Au Vin & Decadent Chocolate Fudge
Tuesday
February 12, 2019
10:30am – 12:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$40.00

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 - here is a link to the article:  http://edibleottawa.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/baking-it-forward

Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.
 

Gluten Free Baking Workshop

Join experienced and knowledgeable local bakers, Nina LaPage and Marianne Van Der Jagt this January for a new Gluten Free Baking Workshop. Learn the basics and joy of gluten free baking and the variety and types of flours involved to make 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.

Plan to walk away with knowledge, recipes, ideas and small baked goods to share at home!

Quick & Yeasted Breads
Thursday
January 24, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$45.00

Sweet & Savoury Tarts & Pies
Thursday
March 21, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$45.00

Seed Crackers & Healthy Snacks
Thursday
May 23, 2019
6:30 – 8:30pm
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
$45.00


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 small donation is requested.  Space is limited.  Please register to attend online.

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

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.

Tuesday
November 13, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

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).

Tuesday
December 11, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

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.
 
Light refreshments provided.
 
Tuesday
January 15, 2019
7:00 – 8:00 PM
100 Thornwood Road, Manor Park Community Center
Donations appreciated
 
Register online at http://programs.manorpark.ca.

 

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