Fall sports, fitness and recreation activities at Manor Park Community Council (MPCC)

Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) Recreation Programming

By Manor Park Chronicle

Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) Recreation Supervisor Melanie Proulx

As the leaves begin to change, I can’t help but think that this summer flew by. But no need to fret because our fall programming is jam-packed with things to keep you busy and enjoy the rest of the warm weather. See the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) Recreation Programming below.

Soccer returns to the Manor Park Sports field on September 16 and runs until November! This program allows rising stars the chance to run around the field before the snow covers it and be a part of one of the most popular sports in the world. Jr. NBA basketball is also returning to the Manor Park Public School gyms on Tuesdays starting October 17th! Canada Basketball has put together this program in partnership with the NBA to deliver a top-notch learning opportunity, and we get to host it here at Manor Park! Both programs couldn’t go without our enthusiastic, dedicated coaches who make magic happen.

Also around the corner is our annual Rock the Block and Beechfest. Stay tuned to our social media for details on these events and others.

I am excited about everything happening in Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) Recreation Programming for Fall 2023 and hope to see you there!

Fitness—Teens and adults

Manor Park Community Council hatha yoga class Hatha Yoga

A classical Hatha flow class for all levels. You will stretch, unwind and use different breathing exercises as well as a nice relaxation cool down. Nina combines gentle Hatha Yoga poses with breathing exercises. Live in each breath as you move from pose to pose, relieving stress and stiffness in mind and body.

Mondays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m. $20

Yoga Flow

Join us for a gentle yoga class which is accessible for all levels. Expect to flow through a series of gentle, yet dynamic movements that will help you build strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Through intentional breathing and mindful movement, you will be able to release tension, reduce stress, and connect with your inner peace. Our class is suitable for all levels of experience.

Tuesdays 6 to 7 p.m. $20

Manor Park Community Council strong and stable class Strong & Stable

Let instructor Louise Hannant guide you through this class with a series of exercises that strengthen the legs and work on balance and coordination. This training can help you prevent falls, add years of independent living, and help manage chronic conditions.

This is a Heart Wise program. Heart Wise programs have been accredited by the University of Ottawa 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.

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. $20

Manor Park Community Council core control through pilates class Core Control Through Pilates

Pilates provides the basis for strength training focusing on the fundamentals of stability, mobility and control. It is a calisthenics-based workout using your body weight, an isometric based workout with holds, pushes and pulls and a plyometric based workout with bouncing to create elasticity in the fascia and release of joints. Mondays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Early Morning Full Body Workout

Everyone age 16 and older is welcome to join in this energizing, early morning workout class. 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. All exercises offer adaptations so that everyone can feel comfortable. All levels are welcome to participate.

Thursdays 6:15 to 7:00 a.m. $20

Nordic Walking

Nordic walking involves using poles to propel yourself forwards, enhancing the health benefits of walking.

  • Nordic walking can be both fitness and therapy. With proper technique Nordic walking can:
  • improve posture,
  • increase upper body and core strength,
  • provide an enhanced cardiovascular and caloric burn workout over walking without poles,
  • reduce impact on lower back, hips, knees, ankles and feet, and
  • increase walking speed and stability.

Come out an experience all the benefits this fall. All levels are welcome to participate. Poles not included.

Tuesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. $20

Manor Park Community Council zumba class Zumba

Dance, jump and smile your way towards your personal fitness goals. Zumba classes combine cardio and Latin-inspired dance for a fun-filled workout!

Mondays 7 to 8 p.m. $20

Recreation and learning—Youth

Young Coders

Learn how to code! In partnership with Pixel Code Classroom. Work on fun projects, explore computer science, software development and more!

Code and animate 2D games that get published online for others to play. Students work with tiny bits of code as they learn how to build their own interactive apps. By the end of this course, students will learn and use: variables, functions, logic and data structures.

Classes have a maximum of four students to offer personalized care and instruction, so your child gets even more out of their coding experience.

Mondays 5:00 to 5:55 p.m. or Tuesdays 5:00 to 5:55 p.m. $240

VR Developers

Learn all about VR in partnership with Pixel Code Classroom.

Step into virtual reality and design with Oculus VR. Learn to program and gain valuable coding skills for the future.

Explore this new technology as it unfolds! This program teaches students how to build scenes and objects in Unity and then deploy them to the VR headset. Advanced students can continue their learning path to create real experiences in Unity for mass audiences. Classes have a maximum of four students to offer personalized care and instruction, so your child gets even more out of their coding experience.

Mondays 6:00 to 6:55 p.m. or Tuesdays 6:00 to 6:55 p.m. $240

Manor Park Community Council kids cooking class Kids’ Cooking Club: What’s For Dinner?

Join Donna in the MPCC kitchen this winter and explore new recipes and cooking techniques! Kids will learn new flavours, ingredients, recipes – and even how to load a dishwasher! Kids will build their confidence in the kitchen while having fun with friends.

Parents take the night off from cooking because–dinner is included! Each week the group will prepare a healthy, homecooked meal with help from Donna, and then sit down together at the dinner table to enjoy their hard work.

Don’t forget to bring a take-away container from home to snag some left-overs for tomorrow’s lunch! No prior experience in the kitchen required. Kids will discover new skills, talents – and maybe even tastes!

Contact MPCC for dates and cost.

Manor Park Community Council Dungeons & Dragons club Dungeons & Dragons

Join the MPCC for a new season of Dungeons and Dragons online! Become a player in the world’s most popular table top role-playing game. In D&D, players take on the role of a fantasy themed character within an adventuring party of up to seven characters. The party will work together to overcome various physical and mental obstacles introduced to them by the storyteller.

D&D is typically played at a table. We will play on a virtual table top, that will allow players to have a similarly immersive experience.

September sessions Sundays 4 to 6 p.m. or Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

November sessions Sundays 4 to 6 p.m. or Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $90


These classes with “the LEGO guy”, Ian Dudley of Orange STEM Education, offer hands-on engineering and robotics projects and challenges. Work in pairs, or teams, with the new LEGO Education SPIKE Prime robotics set and its counterpart, the new LEGO Mindstorms

Robot Inventor set. Strengthen your building skills and your understanding of engineering principles as you build a LEGO SPIKE Prime robot and control it with rotation, colour and ultrasonic sensors. Use the LEGO Robot Inventor app for tablet-based Scratch coding and perform mini challenges with your robot.

Contact MPCC for dates and cost.