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Your Munster Community Association (MCA) 2017-2018 Executive

President – Jessica Breckenridge  email
Vice-President – Shaun Hassanali
Secretary – Barb Moulton
Treasurer – Bruce Ewen
Recreation – Gabriella Beyer
Social Director – Laura Rupert
Membership – Kelly White
Community Centre – Heather Kirk
Webmaster – Lisa Lahey
Communication – Jude Sammon
Members at Large:
Jody Ferguson        Karen Heney
Todd Stiles Frank Stokes

 

Additional Information can be found at the Munster On-Line Web Site.

 

The MCA meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the community centre beginning at 6:30 pm (subject to change, please check MCA Facebook Group for any changes to a scheduled meeting). Everyone is welcome.

 

MCA Newsletters

MCA newsletters are published several times each year.  Past issues along with the current issue are available at this Munster On-Line web page.

 

 

Events:

Munster Library

Lego Block Party – 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Thursdays from February 22 to March 29

We’re having a LEGO BLOCK PARTY.  Come and create and build with Lego at our weekly Lego Club.
There will be themes and challenges!
The party is for kids of ages six to 12.  It’s a drop-in program every Thursday from February 22nd to March 29th.  The party starts at 6:30 pm and goes to 7:30 pm.  We hope to see you there.

Knitting Evenings – 7:00 pm, Wednesdays from 7 February to 25 March

Join us for an informal gathering of knitting enthusiasts at the Munster Library.  We are looking for beginners and experts to share ideas and projects in a relaxed social atmosphere.  If you are a Tween, teen, or adult you are invited.  All you need are your needles and wool.  This drop-in program will take place every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. from February 7th until March 25th.  We hope to see you there.

Story Time – Wednesdays, 9:30 to 10:00 am at the Munster Library

Children of all ages are invited.  There are stories, finger plays, songs, and crafts.  Many families go to the Munster United Church Coffee Time following Story Time at the Library.

 

 

 

Groups and Activities:

Munster Library

The Ottawa Public Library – Munster Branch is located in the old Anglican Church east of the stop signs corner of Munster and Bleeks Roads.  The library hours are
Monday through Thursday – 2:30 to 5:30 pm and 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 2 pm

 

 

Indoor Walking

Munster Elementary School gymnasium
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  9:00 to 10:30 am,  October/November to mid-April
The MCA has arranged for the gymnasium in Munster Elementary School to be available three days a week for adult walking.  Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 am you’ll find adults walking around the gym.  Indoor shoes are required.  Holidays and other days when the school will be closed, the gym won’t be available.
A reminder that the school is closed on holidays and PD days.  We will endeavour to contact all walkers should some other event or occasion take place that makes the school gym unavailable.  Please ensure our walking coordinator has your email address and phone number.
The schedule for 2017-2018 is:
– Fall Session: 20 November to 22 December 2017
– Winter/Spring Session:  Monday, 8 January to Friday, 20 April 2018
     Except for:
     – Family Day – Monday, 19 February
     – March Break – Monday to Friday, 12 March to 16 March
     – Good Friday – 30 March
     – Easter Monday – 2 April

 

 

Skating Rinks

We are very fortunate to have two outdoor skating rink pads for the enjoyment of everyone.  It is operated and maintained by the MCA.  To keep the rink in fine form it requires volunteer time for flooding, shovelling, and maintaining the change room.  If you, your family, you and your neighbours enjoy the rink or would like to see others enjoying the rink, please consider getting together to form a crew or help out people on several occasions.  It only takes a few hours one night a week if there are enough volunteers.  If you aren’t interested in the outdoor work yet still have some time to offer, consider the time to close the change room in the evening.  To offer some time, contact anyone on the MCA Executive.

 

 

1st Munster Beavers

Mondays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the gym of Munster Elementary School

Register at myscouts.ca.  For more information, contact Barb Moulton (838-2303 or barbara ‘dot’ moulton ‘at’ rogers ‘dot’ com).

 

 

Munster Community Nursery School

The school operates in the Munster Elementary School.  We were founded in 1976 and offer programming for children aged 18 months through 5 years.  The website provides information on program costs, times and registration.

Munster Community Nursery School web site.

 

 

Munster Cooperative Playgroup

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am at Munster Elementary School

The Playgroup is a casual drop-in program for parents and caregivers.  Sessions run throughout the school year Monday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 and include a combination of classroom and gymnasium playtime.  During warmer weather, outdoor play may also be a component. Participants are asked to bring indoor shoes and snack.

Contact: Jessica Breckenridge at pearl7546 ‘at’ hotmail ‘dot’ com

 

 

Wednesday Morning Coffee Time (and Kids Play Time)

Wednesdays during the school year, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Munster United Church holds a Wednesday morning get together for children and with moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents.  The coffee and play time  run during the school year and includes cookies and juice for the kids and cookies with coffee or tea for the adults.  Toys for the children offer a great play time for kids to become friends and cooperate with other kids.  It is also a social time for the adults.  There is no need to be part of this or any church to be welcome.  Our doors open at 9:30 am and we go until 11:00 am.  Many come to the church following Story Time at the Library which ends at 10:00 am but all are welcome at 9:30 if you’re not going to Story Time.  Every welcome to drop in.  Participants provide the cookies on a rotational basis.  Pat Lindsey manages the sign-up sheet for cookie volunteers.

 

 

Munster Judo Club

September to May, various days and times at Munster Elementary School

Our club is well established and has been in operation for several decades.  Practices take place on Monday and Thursday nights at Munster Elementary School from 8:15 to 10:00 pm and Saturday mornings from 10:00 to noon.  Programs run from September to the end of May.  The weeknight classes are generally for older kids and adults.  Saturday mornings are open to participants of ages 6 to 65.

Seven black belt instructors teach the program.  The cost is $135 for the year.  Additional csts would be for the uniform or Judo-gi) and registration with the provincial Judo body.  Guests are always welcome to watch a class.

Register through the City of Ottawa.  Contact: Karen Heney (838-4453).  Watch for 2017-2018 program details.

Contact: Karen or Mike Heney at 613 – 838 4453

 

 

Munster Community Centre and Rentals

is available for rental.  Rates and availability can be checked at the Munster On-Line web site.

 

 

Munster Leisure Lob Ball

36th Annual Munster Leisure Lob Ball Registration:

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 6:00 to 8 p.m. at the Munster Community Center
Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Munster Community Center

Cost: $75 (cash only) which includes a team T-shirt.

If you’d like to sponsor a team, the cost is $225 with preference given to longest standing sponsorship members.

Contact Jim Weatherall at 613-335-6673

League Objectives:
– must be 18 years of age or older to register by May 1, 2018
– mixed non-competitive league
– have fun and meet your neighbours in the community.

LEISURE league – come out and enjoy a LEISURELY game of ball on either Friday Evening or Sunday Afternoon – no long weekend games!

VISIT OUR WEBSITE – www.leaguelineup.com//mllb

 

 

Congratulations to Danbys Restaurant

Danbys Restaurant in the Munster Plaza is celebrating 10 years with and serving us.  We thank you for everything you have done in our community; the support you have given area organizations, groups, and teams; and serving great food.  For anyone who doesn’t know, a number of members of the Munster United Church drop into Danbys for breakfast following the service of worship.

 

 

Thank You to Bonny at Mac’s Milk

As most people know Mac’s Milk is closing the store here in Munster.  For pretty much everyone it will be missed and especially for a number of people, it will be really missed when starting to prepare a meal and find they have run out of something.  It will take a while for us to accept and realize what is about to happen next week.

Around 9:30 am Friday, 28 April several people gathered to drop in at Munster’s Mac’s Milk to express the thanks of the Munster Community to Bonny.  To show how much we appreciate all Bonny and Mac’s Milk has done to support our community, three plants were presented to Bonny.  Hugs accompanied the plants.  It was a sad moment but in it Munster expressed their thanks to several dedicated people.

Flowers at the ready to present to Bonny of Mac's Milk in Munster

Flowers at the ready to present to Bonny of Mac’s Milk in Munster

 

Presenting on of three plants to Bonny of Mac's Milk in Munster

Presenting on of three plants to Bonny of Mac’s Milk in Munster

 

Mac's Milk in transition - a sad sight and thought for Munsterites. Certainly not the way we remember the fully stocked shelves. The absence of Mac's Milk in Munster will take time to sink in but will be known right away for a fair number of people in need of something

Mac’s Milk in transition – a sad sight and thought for Munsterites. Certainly not the way we remember the fully stocked shelves. The absence of Mac’s Milk in Munster will take time to sink in but will be known right away for a fair number of people in need of something