Heartland Recreation Commission

Chamber of Commerce

The MacGregor & District Chamber of Commerce is hosting a welcome night on Nov. 13 at 6 pm at the Heartland Multiplex. Do you have a business in our area? Are you interested in economic development? The MacGregor & district chamber of commerce invites you to an information night. Supper will be provided at 6, there will be door prizes, guest speakers, early bird membership rates, discussion on current activities and share ideas regarding future visions and projects. Bonus is purchase your 2020 chamber membership at the meeting and have your name entered to win a 2020 H&H utility trailer (generously donated by Kaldeck truck & trailer Inc.). Must rsvp before Nov. 6 by phoning 204-685-2390 or email

Christmas supper

The annual Sprucedale Industries Inc. Christmas supper on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Austin Community Hall. Tickets available at Sprucedale industries. There will be door prizes, raffles and entertainment.

Gentle exercise

MacGregor and Austin Senior Support Program have gentle exercises every Wednesday at Lions Manor 10 a.m., Victoria Place 11 a.m. and every Thursday at Austin Leisure Centre 11 a.m. everyone is invited to join in.

Senior supper

The Christmas senior supper is Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. at the MacGregor drop in centre. Reserve your place phone 685 2875. Everyone welcome.

Southend band concert and craft sale

The annual southend band concert and craft sale Nov. 16 10 a.m. till 3 the MacGregor Collegiate Gymnasium. There will be many home based businesses, handmade crafts, a bake table, lunch and of course great music. Lunch will be available for purchase as well. See you there.

MacGregor yoga

Nancy Birnie is back in MacGregor on Tuesdays at 5:30 at the Heartland Multiplex. Come drop in and check it out.

Stich night returns

Fire up those needles and hooks and dig out some yarn/thread. Stitch night is Tuesday 6:30 to 8 next date is Nov. 12. Looking forward to seeing everyone again

Community calendar

MacGregor minor hockey is bringing back the minor hockey community calendars for 2020. This year’s calendar will be a 12 page calendar featuring all of our minor hockey teams. If you would like to order a calendar please contact Kaley or Trevor Kehler 204-871-4699 or stop by the HRC office. Cost is $20. Deadline line is Nov. 10

MacGregor golf course

There will be a MacGregor golf course meeting on Nov. 19, everyone is invited to come and help make a plan for next season.

Honour 150

Manitobans are known for their generosity and community spirit. In fact, our province has the 2nd highest rate of volunteerism in Canada. In commemoration of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary, it is fitting to celebrate Manitobans who are committed to giving back to and enriching the place we live, work, and play.  The Honour 150 program aims to inspire future community engagement and leadership by recognizing individual Manitobans for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of their communities. The Manitoba 150 Host Committee will strike the MB150 Medal to honour 150 Manitobans from across the province who are quietly making a difference in their community. If you would like to nominate someone in the Municipality of North Norfolk please feel free to contact Karla for more info.

Deer hides

MacGregor Collegiate is putting out a call for deer hides. They are offering leatherwork in their programming, and have arranged for a trade agreement with La Riviere, MN to process raw hides into leather for student to use I the manufacture of moccasins, mitts and mucklucks. If you are hinting this season and do not plan on using the raw deer hide please consider bring it into the MCI, in a plastic bag, tied shut, with the tag in bag. Leave it at the office.

Austin preschool connections

Welcome to Austin preschool connections programming. There are lots of great activities planned for preschool children and their parents/caregivers. These programs are free so simply drop in and join in the fun. Little artists – Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11. Mini music No. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2 and 9. Lego club No. 6 and 13. For more info. Please contact Erika at 204-385-2629.

Open to offers

There is a stand up piano at the Heartland multiplex that we would like to find a new home for it. Contact Karla for more info.

Art in the library

The NN MacGregor library is please to present acrylic and oil paintings by Donella Thiessen. Please plan to stop into the library to see her paintings.


To support our activities and projects and to provide exciting experiences for our guests, we need your help. Here are some volunteer opportunities for the next months. If you are available for some shifts to support them, please contact the office at 204-637-2354 or

Winter Wonderland – Dec. 13-14-15 & Dec. 20-21-22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Apron Workers - Take admission outdoors, direct visitors

Greeters - Direct visitors, provide information as needed

Parking Workers - Direct and park cars

Pioneer Centre Food - Prepare and sell coffee, tea, hotdogs

Support volunteers - Ensure all is taken care of, lines are smooth, visitors know where activities happen, fill in where needed

Walking program

There is nothing better than having a safe place to walk rain or shine. So join us at the Stride Centre at 9 am on Tuesdays and Thursday to do the 3 mile Walking program dvd’s. Cost is by donation and everyone is welcome to join in.

Dirty pour class

Discover the medium of fluid paint. Mix your colors to compliment your home. Pour your paint and see the magic appear. Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. $60 per person with all supplies included, canvas is 18 x 24. Dirty pour is a crazy fun class. Register with hrc.

CPR and first aid

Did you know that you can have your CPR and first aid training in 8 hours? You can help someone someday on Nov. 25 & 26 from 6 till 10 p.m. at the Heartland multiplex. It is $80 per person. Learn CPR and save a life.

Fall supper

MacGregor’s fall supper will be Nov. 11 from 4 till 6:30 and for takeout meals call Wendy ahead time 204-685-2583 at the Heartland Multiplex. Plan to attend this great meal.

Adult volleyball

Austin adult volleyball is on Tuesday at the Austin elementary school starting at 7 till 8:30 p.m. When there is no school there is not volleyball. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Public skating

There will be free public skating at the Stride centre in MacGregor provided by the MacGregor Lions club on Friday’s from 5 till 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30 till 1:45 p.m. There will be no changing in the schedule unless the rink is closed for a storm. All hockey games and other events will be going around these times this season. So mark it on your calendar it is set in stone for this season.

Senior Jammers

They are back Nov. 15 at 1:30 at the MacGregor drop in centre. Bring your love for music and your instrument (if you play) with you. Come enjoy the beautiful sounds. Everyone welcome to come.

Perogy supper

The Austin Christian academy is welcoming everyone to come and enjoy a perogy supper held at the Austin hall on Nov. 15 from 5 till 7 p.m. Serving potato and cheese as well as cottage cheese with farmer sausage. For takeout orders call 204-637-2344 or for more info. 204-637-2303.

Shopping evening

Joy us for the third annual MacGregor shopping evening on Nov. 21 from 5 till 9 p.m. there are going to be lots of products available: steeped tea, homemade crafts, tiber river and more.

Two man bonspiel

The Ed Taylorson two man bonspiel will be on Nov. 15 and 16 in the Stride centre in MacGregor. You are guaranteed three games. $30 per adult and $15 per junior. Sign up larrysfurniture@mymts.netor phone or text 204-856-9817. Great prizes to be won.

Santa pictures

Come and get your family pictures with Santa on Nov. 16 at the MacGregor elementary school from 1 till 3 p.m. Santa asked that’s when you come to visit, please bring $5 to help the community and also a tin for the bin that will go to the CRC.

Curling in MacGregor

The winter league will begin play on Wed. Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. We are still looking for more people to sign up as an individual, couple, junior or a full team of 4. Sign up at

Planter party

Dave’s Landscaping is hosting a Christmas planter party on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. $50 includes everything except the planter – planter should be 15-20 gal big. Register with hrc before Nov 22.

Plan for winter wonderland

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…everywhere you go…and especially at the Manitoba Ag. Museum. Join us Dec. 14 or Dec. 22, the handivan will be the Stride Centre at 4 p.m. and tour the Winter Wonderland in Austin. Bring your family and friends and create an old–fashioned Christmas memory. Register with hrc.

Senior and preschool skating

Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. till noon on Nov 12, 13, 19, 21, 26, 28. This is a free time for seniors and preschool skating only.

Gail’s make and take

Join us for a Christmas theme light up make and take. Project is 16 x 32 and all supplies included. Pick Merry Christmas tree or Let it snow snowman. You will take home a completely finished project ready to either hang on a wall or lean in a corner, either inside or out. Cost is $40 and class is Nov 28 at 7 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex.

Appetizers and desserts

Join us for a Sunset gourmet appetizer and dessert freezer meal workshop on Dec 12 at 7p.m. cost is $82. Get ready for the Holiday season by preparing these 9 appetizer and 2 desserts. Register before Dec. 6.

Pet pictures with Santa

"Ho, Ho, Ho” said Santa Claus. Join us on Dec. 8 to have our 2nd Pet Pics with Santa in MacGregor. It will be adorable times were your pet can visit Santa too and get a picture with him. Not only will you have a pet pic with Santa but you also have an option for your family to get involved too. All proceeds are going towards the Dog Park committee. You can have your kids and family get involved too. You can have one photo with kids, pet and Santa AND one with just your pet and Santa. Doesn’t have to be just dogs either, we have seen cats, and hamsters too. Sierra Jade Photography is a local photographer who loves dogs and will be sure to get the cutest pictures of your fur baby. Must book an appointment to attend. Contact Kenny’s K9 through social media, text/call, email or stop on by to sign up! Will see you there! 431.336.0115

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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 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

North Norfolk Municipal office (side door)
Box 837 - 27 Hampton St E.
MacGregor, MB R0H 0R0

685-2202 or