Chic Time postponed to 2021
In the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) in collaboration with the Chic Time Team, have decided to postpone the April 24, 2020 Chic Time in the ‘Tick event.
Given the events of the last few weeks, recent projections moving forward, and the complexity of booking a facility in Manotick that can accommodate Chic Time…we felt the best solution was to book for the ’same time next year’. We are still optimistic that the Centennial Park Enhancement Project will go forward in 2020, although it may take a little longer, given the recent directives from the province and City of Ottawa. Meanwhile, the Project Team is continuing to finalize the design for phase 1, including the basketball court and outdoor rink amenities.
Finally, Chic Time is a critical component of the fundraising for Centennial Park. The 2019 event raised $20,000 for the Project, but we are obligated to match the City's contribution of $125,000, so there is much work to be done!
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The Centennial Park Enhancement Project is an initiative led by Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) to improve the entrance to Centennial Park, including the skateboard, outdoor rink, and gateway areas.
What is it?
An initiative led by Manotick Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA) to enhance the northeast corner of Centennial Park, including the skateboard, outdoor rink/basketball, and gateway areas.
This is close to a $1M project.
Where is it?
Centennial Park (5572 Dr. Leach Drive) is Manotick’s primary active recreational park and community gathering place. This 7 hectare (17+ acres) backdrop to the Mike O’Neil Arena and Manotick Community Centre currently includes facilities for tennis, pickleball, soccer, football, softball, outdoor skating, skateboarding, sledding (Manotick Mountain), along with a play structure and outdoor pavilion.
Progress to date
In March, 2019, MCPRA submitted a Community Partnership grant application to the City of Ottawa. In November 2019 City Council awarded $125,000 toward the Centennial Park Enhancement Project, with the community to match these funds.
With the goal of leveraging the City and community’s investment, MCPRA also applied for an Infrastructure Canada grant, that requires both provincial and federal approval; MCPRA hopes to hear in late 2020 whether the application is successful.
To date, almost $25,000 has been raised toward the project, principally from Chic Time 2019 and the Dave Arntfield Memorial Fund. In addition, in-kind services of about $100,000 have been committed from the Tomlinson Foundation. Community fundraising continues!
For more information, please visit www.mcpra.org
Chic Time in the ‘Tick is an annual fundraising event held in Manotick, ON to raise funds for a chosen community project. For the first two years, the event supported the Mahogany Dock Project. The project was completed in May of 2019, and so, along with the Manotick, Culture, Parks and Recreation Association (MCPRA), Chic Time in the ‘Tick adopted the Centennial Park Enhancement Project. Read all about the project above.
inStride Event Management Inc. took over the logistical planning in 2019 and works with a strong and creative committee and the MCPRA to plan and execute this girls’ night out. We meet weekly to make sure not a single detail is missed, and that each and every woman in attendance has a ball! If you have any questions or comments, please see below on the “info” page for contact information.