Heartland Recreation Commission

Senior golf trip

The handivan will be traveling to the Golf Dome in Wpg. On Feb. 1 and April 1 leaving at noon and returning at 6. Cost is $30 per person includes transportation, 45 minutes on the driving range, one round of mini golf; optional to add virtual golf for extra $24. Register for one or both with hrc.

Jigsaw puzzles

The North Norfolk MacGregor library now has a puzzle lending library available. No due dates for puzzles, just return when completed. We welcome donations of gently used puzzles too. Come check it out.

Now’s the time

To register for kindergarten in Austin, Gladstone, Langruth, MacGregor and Plumas. Visit your school between 9 and 3:30 between Jan. 28 and Feb. 1 to register your (5 year old before Dec.31) child. You will need to bring your child’s birth cert. and MB health card. Contact school for more details.

Annual general meeting

The Senior drop in centre in MacGregor is holding their annual general meeting on Feb.4 at 10 a.m. everyone is invite to attend.

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. Draw the ace of hearts and win the jackpot. Jackpot is over $1800. So come for a drink and a chance to win some money. Food is available.

Austin Chase the ace

Is running on Fridays at the Sidney Community Hall at 5:30 and draw is at 8 p.m. The jackpot is over $6800. The second Friday of the month there is a Community 50/50 and the last Friday of the month there is a meat draw. Reminder there is $5 supper. Plan to stop in.

Austin preschool connections

There are lots of great activities planned for preschool children and their parents/caregivers this spring.  These programs are free and don't require registration. Simply drop in and join in the fun. Wiggle, Giggle and Munch will be starting on Jan. 7, running Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Austin Elementary School Gym. It is an hour of active play, games, songs, craft and snack. Each child receives a book to take home. Kids Beats will start on Jan. 9, running Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Austin school canteen. Children will "drum” on stability balls and move to music. Children receive snack and a free book. For more info. on any of these programs, please contact Erika Pugh at (204) 385-2629 or email

Senior Jammers

They are back Jan. 18 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.

Come see the wild

The MacGregor Wild hockey team is in action on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. So come on down and see our local guys back on the ice. Next game is Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

Walking program

Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. at the Stride centre. Cost is by donation. This is open to all ages. Everyone is also welcome to walk from 3:30 till 8 p.m. at MacGregor high school and Austin elementary any day there is school.

Seniors exercise program

The MacGregor & Austin Senior support program have exercise classes at the Austin leisure centre on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Victoria Place on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Buying the farm

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre will be coming to MacGregor on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at MacGregor Collegiate. Tickets available at the North Norfolk Municipal office, McKelvy Agencies and Bison Boutique. Tickets are $20 adults and $15 students and seniors.

Learn to skate

This program is designed to help kids learn to skate ages 3 and 4, 4 till 4:45 p.m. and ages 5 and 6, 5 till 5:45 p.m. on Friday’s at the Stride Centre. $40 per child. Register with hrc.

Small town fitness

Jordyn is back on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex start Jan 14. Please bring a mat, water bottle and hand weights.

Trivia night

A trivia night to benefit the MES PAC playground fund is being held on Feb.21 at the MacGregor Elementary. Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7. $100 per table of 8. To reserve your table call 204-685-2249.

Sticks and puck

Delmar Commodities has graciously sponsored this year’s sticks and pucks at the Stride Centre in MacGregor. Sticks and pucks is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 till 4:45 p.m. everyone must have a helmet and hockey gloves to play. Come join in.

Free public skating

The MacGregor & area Lions club has once again sponsored public skating at the Stride Centre. Next public skating is Jan. 18; 6 till 7:15 p.m., Jan 19; 10:15 till noon, Jan 20; 2 till 3:15 p.m. everyone welcome to join in.

Adult only skating

Free adult only skating, Jan. 22, 24, 29 and 31 from 10 till noon at the Stride Centre in MacGregor/

Boss dance academy

Hip Hop dance is coming to MacGregor for 10 weeks. Open to ages 3 and up. Starting Jan. 25. Cost is $120. Limited space available must register and prepay with hrc.


Badminton fun night at the MacGregor high school. Wednesdays from 6:45 till 8:30 p.m. from Jan. 23 till April 24 (except Feb.6, 20 and March 27). Indoor non-marking shoes are mandatory. Warmup and play. Everyone welcome.


Looking to curl in MacGregor from the end of January till late March? Junior curlers are free. Please contact Darlene at 204-856-3354 or message Darlene Frank on facebook.

Stitch night

Reminder there is Stitch night on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. Fire up those needles and hooks and dig out some yarn/ thread. At 6:30ish to 8:00 at the North Norfolk Macgregor Library. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Living well with diabetes

Angela Tucker and Margo Klassen are holding sessions on Living Well with Diabetes start Jan. 24: Living with Diabetes, Jan 31: Healthy eating and keeping active, Feb. 7: How Diabetes works. All sessions are the MacGregor Health Centre from 7 till 9 p.m. For more info please contact Angela at 204-385-2968 ext 2247.

Southend band auxiliary

Did you know that the Southend Band Auxiliary has a webpage? Serving the band and guitar programs at Austin and MacGregor Elementary, and MacGregor Collegiate in the south end of Pine Creek School Division #30 in south central Manitoba. The purpose of the Southend Band Auxiliary is to provide moral and financial support to the staff and students in grades 6-12 at AES, MES, & MCI to pursue education through music. Becoming involved and join the Southend Band Auxiliary. Contact Claudette at We meet informally 2-3x per year with most of our communication conducted through email. Your level of involvement is up to you.

Winter activities

Reminder there is cross country skis and snow shoes in the Heartland room at the Stride Centre for people to use. The cross country ski trail is out back of the arena and weather pending we try to have it maintained on a regular basis. To use the ski and/or snow shoes please see arena staff during regular arena hours. Open for everyone to use.

PAL course

Non restricted or possession and acquisition license (PAL), we have scheduled PAL course on Feb. 9 from 9 till 6 p.m. at the Heartland Multiplex. $100 per person. Must register with hrc.

2019 dog and cat tags

Don’t forget to come into the North Norfolk Municipal office and get your 2019 dog and cat tags. Tags are only valid for the calendar year.

Valley View tubing hill

The Valley View Tubing Hill (formerly known as Rodgers Hill) is a popular Manitoba winter attraction for all ages. Each year thousands of people from all across Manitoba visit the Tubing Hill for plenty of fun and many long lasting memories. If you’re looking for an affordable way to have fun and get active this winter we encourage you to come slide with us. Facilities include: fully groomed hill, tow rope system, outdoor warm-up area with fire pit, and chalet building with bathrooms, wood stove, tables, and canteen. Open Friday 6 to10 p.m., Saturday 2 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. Cost: $10 per person (5 and under free). We encourage you to check back regularly or ‘like’ us on Facebook.

In Council chambers

North Norfolk Mayor Gerald Barber will be in council chambers at the municipal office on Jan. 21 from 9 till noon. Come for a coffee and a chat.

Annual general meeting

The North Norfolk MacGregor Regional Library is holding their AGM on Jan, 21 at 7 p.m. at the library. Everyone is welcome.

Healthy baby

Is held at Austin Evangelical Fellowship Church (8 South Ave & Layton, Austin MB) in the basement once a month starting at 9:45 to11:15am. Healthy baby is a support group for pregnant moms, and parents with children ages 0 to 1 year. Each session includes a small healthy breakfast, circle time with mom and baby, and discussion and learning about a topic that pertains to this group dynamic. Also, you receive 16L in free milk coupons for all pregnant moms and moms with children 0-6 months old. Our local Health Nurse is at these sessions as well as a child minder to watch your older children.

Stay and play

Is held at the Austin elementary school in the Nursery School Room. Stay and Play is a support group for parents with small children ages 0 - 5 years, where we learn and grow with our children through parent and child interaction and moms get the opportunity to learn and discuss the topics that are presented at each session. Our local Health is at these sessions as well as a child minder to watch your older children when needed. Both Stay & Play and Healthy Baby times are: 9:45-11:15am. A small breakfast is provided. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Rempel at (204) 871-0106 or (204) 637-2047.

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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.


 Heartland 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