What’s Happening In Munster

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.




Munster Co-Operative Nursery School Touch a Truck

Sunday, 22 October 2017  11:00 am – 3:00 pm at 7816 Bleeks Road, Munster

A fundraiser for the Munster Co-operative Nursery School will take place on Sunday, 22 October.  Bring the kids to Touch a Truck.  $5 per person or $20 per family.  Climb on board trucks, pose for photographs, and take part in themed crafts and activities.


Munster Vendor Mash-up and Craft Sale

Saturday, 28 October 2017  9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Munster Community Centre

Join us on Saturday, 28 October from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for a craft and other items sale.  Craft creators and small businesses will be selling products.  The location is the Munster Community Centre at 58 Dogwood Drive.  Admission is free.  You should be able to find some Christmas present ideas at this event.  To participate as a vendor or for more information, send an email to vendor<dot>mashup<at>gmail<dot>com – with the suitable character replacements.


Munster Scariest House in the Quadrant Contest

Friday, 27 October 2017 – deadline for submitting your address (MCA notice says “The contest is opened up until Friday, October 27th” so I am assuming it includes Friday)
Saturday, 28 to Sunday, 29 October 2017 –  Judges doing their work
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – winners announced

Send your nominations to munstercontests <at> gmail <dot> com (with appropriate character substitutions) up until Friday, October 27.

Judging will take place Saturday, 28 October and 29 October when the judges will tour about studying and evaluating submissions.  There will be one winner from each quadrant, including Bleeks Road and Biltmore Crescent.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, 31 October in time for you to visit the scary houses.  To keep things fair, judges names will remain anonymous – which also helps cut down on bribery.  😉

The full details have been posted on the MCA Facebook page.


Munster Library

The summer reading program was a success.  We are returning to ‘regular’ programs and activities.  Please join us.


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




Groups and Activities:

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.



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).



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.



Munster Community Nursery School

Munster Community Nursery School web site.



Munster Cooperative Playgroup

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

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


Munster Judo Club

17 Sept 2016 to 27 May 2017, various days and times at Munster Elementary School

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



Munster Community Centre and Rentals

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