Ottawa family fun this weekend: Manotick’s Picnic in the Park and Soapbox Derby

by DaniGirl on August 22, 2012 · 0 comments

in Ottawa Family Fun, Postcards from Manotick

Phew, I’ve been so busy telling you about family fun on the Mayan Riviera that I almost forgot to tell you about terrific family fun this weekend right here in Manotick!

Sunday August 26 will be Manotick’s annual Picnic in the Park, with a reprise of last year’s very successful soapbox derby. Details from the MVCA website:

Picnic-in the Park, Manotick’s happy celebration of a fine summer is slated to take place in Centennial Park and features fun for the whole family. Hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, popcorn and cotton candy will be available at very reasonable prices beginning at noon until 3 PM. We are hoping that corn-on-the-cob will be available at no charge, donated by Shouldice Farms. Pizza Pizza have generously offered their “bouncy castle” for young children and there will be face painting and balloons. Bring chairs so you can sit in the park and listen to live music.

Please arrive early so that racing can start on at 9:00 sharp! Winners will be announced immediately after completion of all the races. Pre-registration is required. Further details and registration form are available on the MVCA website.

There was a bit of a delay in between when I got my latest update about the picnic and when I managed to get this post up, but as of early in the week there were even a few soap-box derby cars available for those without the means or talent to make one, courtesy of the Manotick Lions, the Legion, the Kiwanis and Watson’s Mill. (I find new reasons to love this community every year!)

Don’t miss the fun this Sunday at Manotick’s Centennial Park. Be there early if you’re interested in the soapbox races, or at from noon till 3 pm for the picnic.

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