Heartland Recreation Commission

The Heartland Recreation Commission is a partnership formed between the communities of MacGregor and North Norfolk. The Commission has a full-time Recreation Director, Monday to Friday. The mission of Heartland Recreation is to encourage the development of social, recreational, artistic and cultural opportunities in order to enhance the wellness of our communities.

The Recreation Director ensures that there are recreational opportunities for all members of the communities, no matter your age or ability. These opportunities include aerobic classes, evening sport events, children's programming and  regular popular sport nights. Other programming includes art, such as dance classes, and many children's programs, especially throughout the summer months.
The Recreation Director is also available to provide information about grants for various groups, be they service groups or non-profit groups or sport groups. The Director also acts as a liaison between local groups and the Provincial and Federal governments with regards to programs and grant administration.
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For more information , please call:
Karla Gurke
Recreation Director
Heartland Recreation Commission
Box 837
MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0
685-2202 or

Newspaper Write up for Sept 25, 2018

Hunter safety

All hunters in Manitoba re required to possess hunter education certification. Oct. 27 from 9 till 4 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex, $65 per person. Contact hrc to register.

PAL Course

We have scheduled another PAL course on Oct 14 from 9 till 6 p.m. $95 per person. Must register with hrc.

MacGregor Chase the ace

Get your tickets from 5:30 till 7 p.m. every Thursday at the MacGregor Golf Course. Win $50 and a chance to cut the deck. jackpot is over $750. Draw the ace of hearts and win the jackpot. So come for a drink and a chance to win some money. Tickets are $2 each.

MacGregor golf course

$10 every day at the course. For more info

Power skating

Open to all ages and skill levels, this 6 week program. Starting Oct. 23 for 6 weeks at the Stride centre in MacGregor, $85 per skater. Sign up two or more and get $10 off per person. Contact for more details

Body contact and player safety clinic

This is for ages 12 and over, Oct 27 starting at 9 till 1 p.m. $45 per player. There are 2 on ice sessions and on off ice session. Full hockey equipment is required. Contact hrc to register.

Skating instructor

HRC is currently looking for a skating instructor for the learn to skate program in MacGregor starting in November. If you are interested please contact hrc.

Give away

The Heartland multiplex has a piano to give away to a good home. Contact hrc for more info.

Small town fitness

Jordyn is back for 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday’s 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Stride Centre on the curling side. Everyone is welcome to join in.


By grace ministry

Amos and Margaret Raber family are coming to the Heartland Multiplex on Oct 5 starting at 6:30pm. There will be live music, family harmonies and preaching. For more info 204-871-6601 or Everyone is welcome and admission is free will offering.

Austin Chase the ace

Is back up and running on Friday’s at the Sidney Community hall at 5:30 and draw is at 8:30 p.m. The jackpot is over $3000. Plan to stop in and see if it is your luck day.

Invest in yourself

Your aches and pains are your body’s way of whispering information of what is going on in your life, are you ready to listen. Robin Chant will be at the Heartland Multiplex from 7 – 9:30 p.m. on Oct 1. She will be giving some excellent insights about how our bodies do what they do and what we can do ourselves to help heal these issues. Tickets are $25 per person and bring a friends or $20 each. For tickets or more info Alanna at

PD Days

Once again HRC will be holding PD days on the Fridays there is no school at the rink.  There are themes for each day, it is $15 per child and they need lunch and snacks for the day. First day is Sept 28 and the theme is music makers.  Bring your musical talent.

Senior Jammers

They are back starting Oct 12 (onetime special date) at 1:30 at the MacGregor Drop in centre. Bring your love for music and your instrument (if you play) with you on the third Friday of each month. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds. Everyone welcome to come.

MacGregor yoga

Tuesday’s at 5:30 p.m. Nancy Birnie from Gladstone will coming to instruct us in a vinyava flow class for strengthening and stretching, starting Sept 25.  6 weeks for $80 for $15 drop in. Bring yoga mat, blanket, water and wear comfortable clothes.

Babysitting course

Whether your teen stays home alone or plans to babysit, this course is for them. This day will be filled with first aid and safety in the home is open to males and females aged 12 and up (must be 12 before January 2019) October 19 at the Heartland Multiplex starting at 9 till 4 $40 per person. Sign up with hrc.


Textile and Fibre Artist of Manitoba have a display at the North Norfolk MacGregor Library. It will be at the library Sept 10 to Oct 25, come check out the local artists work. In any season, rural or urban, Manitoba is a beautiful province. The Manitoba moments tour is something to see.

The Food Vault and CRC

Mark October 4 on your calendars to stop in at our fall fundraiser. Leave a donation for our operating fund and enjoy a homemade donut and coffee at our office beside the post office in MacGregor. We look forward to seeing you. Please call or text Julie ahead of time to reserve a dozen for your office or workplace at 204 685 2977. As always we are open for hamper requests and donations on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-4.  Julie Friesen, Director

Kids for Christ

The Austin Gospel hall invites you to join in the fun this fall. Monday nights from 7 till 8 p.m. starting Sept 24. For kids 4 and up, there will be bible stories, games, prizes and lot of fun. There is also a youth group for 12 and up in the down stairs area and they will have tasty snacks, time with friedns and truth from God’s word. Everyone invited to join in.

Stitch night returns

Fire up those needles and hooks and dig out some yarn/ thread.  We plan to resume the ever-popular stitch night the Tuesday following thanksgiving (Oct. 9) and every second Tuesday thereafter 6:30ish to 8:00. Looking forward to seeing everyone again

Ladies night

The MacGregor & District Kinette Club presents "Ladies Night” with a masquerade theme. Please join us on Oct 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Heartland Multiplex. Featuring comedians Angie St. Mars and Dana Smith. Tickets are $30 each and available at McKelvy’s proceeds raised will support projects in our community.

MacGregor wild

Are having tryout and are in need of an assistant couch as well. Contact Trevor Kehler or Tanner Nicoll on facebook.

Start Program

Set time aside to read together a family literacy program at the North Norfolk MacGregor Library. Monday’s at 10 a.m. till noon starting Oct 25. To register please stop in at the library or 204-685-2796 or email

Freezer meals

Make ahead freezer meals for the winter months. You pick your package, register and prepay ($70.96) WITH HRC BY Oct 19 and we give you to the prep and ingredients list. Each meal plan make 10 large meals but can be easily split into separate smaller meats or split between families and friends. Workshop will take place on Oct 29 at 6p.m at the Heartland Multiplex.

CPR & First Aid Training

HRC is having a course on Oct 22 and 23 from 6 till 10 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. It is $80 per person. Register with hrc.

Gail’s Make and Take

Sign is approx. 16 x 16 and is two sided. You choose which two designs to put on your sign and register and prepay with hrc. Class is on Oct 15 at 7 pm at the Heartland Multiplex. Cost $40 per sign.

Craving change

A how to workshop for changing your relationship with food. Presented by certified craving change facilitator Angela Tucker on Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and 8 starting at 7 till 9 p.m. at the Health Centre. For more info contact Angela at 204-385-2968 ext 2247.

Wiggle, Giggle, Munch

Starts this Monday Night. Come to participate in an evening of active play, songs, games, and a craft.  Snack will be provided as well as a book for you and your children to enjoy at home.  This program is great for children 1 to 5.  It will be from 6 - 7 pm in the Austin Elementary School Gym.

Mini Music

Will start Wednesday Morning.  It is an hour of singing, playing simple rhythm instruments, dancing to action songs and making a craft.  Snack will be provided and every child will receive a book to take home.  Children 1 to 5 will enjoy this program.  It will be from 10 to 11 am in the Austin Elementary Nursery School Gym.

Quiz night

Nov 3 at the Heartland Multiplex starting at 7 pm. Come support your library. $100 for a table of 8 or $12.50 per person. Register at the library. Quiz masters are Maria & Robin Allan and there is a cash bar. All proceeds to North Norfolk MacGregor Library.

Kids fall painting class

Amanda Penner will be having a kids fall painting class on Oct. 10 from 330 till 5 at the MES grade 2 – 8 kids are welcome. Register with hrc and cost is $20 per child.

Think you missed something, visit our facebook page for more of what is happening in the municipality of North Norfolk. Please let me know. HRC contact info, 204-685-2202