A listing of events in our community

Board Meetings – May 15 and June 19, 2018

Meetings for the MPCA will be held starting at 7:30 pm at the Manor Park Field House (Thornwood Road @ Lonsdale Road) on May 15 and June 19, 2018. All are welcome for the open portion of the meeting.

Board Meeting – March 13th, 2018

The next Board meeting will be held Tuesday March 13th, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Church Hall. All are welcome.

Board Meeting – February 13th, 2018

The next Board meeting will be held Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the St. Columbus church (24 Sandridge Rd.). This is also Pancake Tuesday and they will be serving pancakes until 7:30 pm in the main church hall. The MPCA meeting will be held in the basement, just to the left of the church hall. All are welcome.

Board Meeting – January 9th, 2018

The next Board meeting will be held Tuesday January 9 at 7:30 pm at the St. Columbus church hall (24 Sandridge Rd.). All are welcome.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Manor Park Community Association will be held on November 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Terry Fox Centre (1805 de Gaspé). Everyone is welcome as all Manor Parkers are de facto members of the MPCA.

Safety Walkabout

On November 16th at 4:45 pm, join the MPCA, WISE Ottawa, the RRCRC, and the community police officer in front of the Dairy Queen (corner of Hemlock and St. Laurent Blvd.) for a community safety walkabout!

The objective of the safety walkabout is to identify issues that make people feel less safe in their neighbourhood, such as lighting, entrapment sites, visibility, and recommendations
for improving these issues. The focus is not on traffic issues but on safety issues. An official report is then prepared for the city.

The walkabout will focus on the eastern portion of Manor Park (near the Dairy Queen) and will last approximately 30 minutes. Dress appropriately! The event will take place regardless of the weather. All are welcome!

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay: What does it mean for Manor Park?

On September 20th at the Terry Fox Centre (1805 de Gaspé Ave), from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, the Manor Park Community Association (MPCA) will hold a public consultation in collaboration with the office of Councillor Tobi Nussbaum on an important policy proposal from the city: the impending designation of Manor Park as a “mature neighbourhood”.

The mature neighbourhood zoning overlay is meant to encourage infill (i.e., building on unused or underdeveloped property within an urban boundary) that integrates well with the character of the street. Under this policy, owners who redevelop a vacant property (for instance as a result of a severance, a demolition or a fire) will be requested to follow a certain number of overarching guidelines, based on the dominant characteristics of other units located on the same street. Only the most significant land use are regulated, and the new rules will not remove the ability to create a new lot and house.

Everyone is welcomed to attend.

For more information on Mature Neighbourhood Overlay:
http://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents.ottawa.ca/files/documents/streetscape_analysis_en.pdf

Manor Park Community Gardens

The Manor Park Community Garden is on its way!

The community garden was recently launched by Manor Park Community Association with generous start-up support from the Aggrawal family of Manor Park Estates, advice from Just Food, and with unexpected last-minute – and most welcome – help from Ottawa Residential Consultants Landscaping.

Our first phase focuses on Manor Park School where teacher Matt McKechnie has built gardening into his curriculum and on the Manor Park Community Council where Darren Fournier has integrated gardening, nutrition and cooking into programing. The Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre’s Lauren Touchant has brought her leadership and fundraising acumen to the project resulting with an astounding community partnership.

Our overall objectives are:

  1. Target and support people who need access to food.
  2. The gardens will be inclusive, to build community engagement including:
  • reaching out to Manor Park Residents who would like access to their own garden plot and are willing to share a small percentage of their harvest;
  • accommodating those with physical and other challenges;
  • welcoming an inter-generational and intercultural exchange of gardening knowledge;
  • helping our children learn about food and nutrition; and
  • providing low cost food for those in need and to raise money for expanding the gardens.

So far we have had great volunteer support from our community – a big thank you to all!  We would love even more volunteers and interested gardeners who may want their own plot as we expand our gardens. Contact lauren.touchant@crcrr.org for further information.

Community Street Mural Paining – June 2017

This past June, the Manor Park community rallied together to create a beautiful mural to decorate the intersection known as Five Corners in the heart of Manor Park. Many thanks to the mural artists, Shannon and Cailie McClement;  the many volunteers, all the families who came out to join the fun and paint the mural, to the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre for supplying the popcorn and music, and finally to Mother Nature for holding off the rain just long enough for the paint to dry.

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