Profile: Michelle Ruel, Volunteer Coordinator for Ottawa Cares


Michelle joined the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) in the summer of 2020 to coordinate the volunteers who delivery food bank hampers to residents.


Friendly, smart, and organized describe the skills that Michelle has brought to her job. Ottawa Cares has over 150 volunteers on-call to support 4 food banks. She has provided excellent feedback for volunteer management and routing software being integrated by local firm InItLive, especially for food delivery use.


Michelle can be found a local food bank almost any day of the week as she drops by to ensure that pick-ups and deliveries go smoothly.


Glad to have you on the team, Michelle!

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The Manor Park Chronicle is a self-supporting, not-for-profit publication of the Manor Park Community Association (MPCA) and the Manor Park Community Council (MPCC). As a long-established voice of record for the community, its goal is to be a source of information and news about diverse issues, people and events important to our community, a forum to foster community expression and engagement, and a platform to encourage, strengthen and recognize community involvement and participation.

The Manor Park Chronicle is seeking a creative, collaborative and experienced professional in the community to oversee production of its five issues annually (September, November, January, March and May). With guidance from the advisory board and support from a highly experienced and cohesive production team, the managing editor will be tasked primarily with overseeing production, revitalizing editorial content by growing our base of writers and soliciting new columns, and providing the vision to take the Chronicle to the next level.

Compensation is subject to negotiation.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resumé and cover letter to board@manorparkchronicle.com<mailto:board@manorparkchronicle.com

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Bambi Ross is a local Manor Park resident and former principal at Manor Park Public School. Bambi's Blog features free online activities and resources that are fun for people of all ages!


Happy last day of the 2020 school yearbook to all of the teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, before and after school teams, office administrators, librarians, custodians,bus drivers, crossing guards,  vice principals, principals, parents and students!.You  did it!

Lulu "To Sir With Love" https://youtu.be/JOVQ4vAmM7Y The Jackson 5 "ABC"  https://youtu.be/7e5qLfeDJmk Alice Cooper "Schools Out For Summer" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oo8QzDHimQ "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Good Bye"  The Steam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE&list=PL0msuI7SJDFcbODSN__cYsVXg5kocRjwa&index=14 American Authors "Best Day of My Life" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wutzv7JjX7k&list=PLJdvUK0IpH-uxxbdFhmzhq6Q8v1avvvD7 NSYNC "Bye Bye Bye" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo-KmOd3i7s&list=PL0msuI7SJDFcbODSN__cYsVXg5kocRjwa&index=15 Europe "The Final Countdown" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jK-NcRmVcw&list=PLVqI6cLrIo2wiV_ToAxc5CzeqKAPS0hMH Eric Burdon - The Animals "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxNEiZhpinY&list=PL0msuI7SJDFcbODSN__cYsVXg5kocRjwa Kool and the Gang "Celebration" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M&list=PLVqI6cLrIo2wiV_ToAxc5CzeqKAPS0hMH&index=2 Pink "Get The Party Started" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW1dbiD_zDk&list=PL0msuI7SJDFcbODSN__cYsVXg5kocRjwa&index=5 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons"See You in September"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy0kNX5xrnE Earth Wind and Fire "September" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk  "So Long, Farewell" Sound of Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxjwb5cXTI0&list=PLBD_ZXG0R_04kb5rEpfWS-pys9Vh6kSOd Morning Stretch video for seniors https://youtu.be/iylk12bmlpY If you are really looking for things to do try these pool noodle hacks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXoO9Mz5X2E The Drive In Experience at Wesley Clover Park https://www.thedriveinottawa.ca/ "Random Acts of Canadian" Looking for a feel good story? RBC has launched a website where people can highlight  random acts of kindness in Canada during the Pandemic https://randomactsofcanadian.com/ New savings passport for places in Ottawa https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/ottawa-tourism-launches-new-savings-passport-to-encourage-local-tourism-1.4998872 "Social Distancing Denim Tutu" Dutch National Ballet https://youtu.be/Qx-ef3U5qN0 New York City Ballet  "All Balanchine Program" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pFz5e2XufM OperaVision Summer Gala from 8 opera houses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtRyMhVP1e0 If you are a baseball fan you may enjoy checking out this series of  videos Tthe History of Baseball https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLydZ2Hrp_gPTQATsGHVC6Jbt_re8zvvk0 Do you have a student at home looking for a job? YSB employment services has posted about a job working on a farm this summer. https://twitter.com/YSBES_Ottawa/status/1275832518755958784 This is the farm they are hiring for. (It is on a bus route) https://www.cadencefarm.ca/ New Federal program for students serving their communities https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/25/prime-minister-announces-support-students-serving-their-communities The Bernstein Bears Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGtFbbGApG0s_8mMuJd-zKg I realize at the top of this email I was celebrating the end of school but if you are still looking for things to do with the kids HP has a lot of different free activities  https://www8.hp.com/ca/en/printers/printandplay.html  

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